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Video of the Minting Process in 1920

 
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 Posted 03/08/2013  3:58 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting old silent film. Make you wonder if any of the 1920 quarters shown being minted now reside in any of our collections.

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 Posted 03/08/2013  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Check kuh_85's eBay Listings Check kuh_85's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add kuh_85 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. Thanks for posting it!
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 Posted 03/08/2013  5:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add parkay to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And you wonder why there are bag marks
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 Posted 03/08/2013  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moejaber to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
love it! thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 03/08/2013  6:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tzarmarko to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is great! Reminds me of the time I visited the mint in Ottawa!
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 Posted 03/08/2013  6:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tokenmast to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank You

ringing of silver wow nice test!
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 Posted 03/08/2013  7:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fillurboots to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Awesome video very cool the guys flying doing the ringing test lol.

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 Posted 03/08/2013  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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And you wonder why there are bag marks


I was thinking that myself. Seems like every step of the process is designed to inflict bagmarks.

Also, it mentions gold a few times but was any gold struck at the Ottawa mint in 1920?
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 Posted 03/08/2013  9:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add canuck1us to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No they wouldn't be minting any gold coins in 1920. Also at one point it shows some silver bars waiting to be minted into dollars and half-dollars.

There weren't any silver dollars minted in 1920 either and the reference to "half-dollars" is an American reference as we Canadians refer to them as fifty-cent pieces.

I see at the end it was an American film so its American audience at the time probably wouldn't have known any better.
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 Posted 03/08/2013  10:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add doubleeagle59 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great video and thanks canuck1us!

I remember viewing it a few years ago but it's always interesting to watch it again.

Now for a comment that might get some bad reaction.....

I am so tired of hearing 'we don't call it a half dollar, we call it a 50 cent piece in Canada'.

I really think it's time to put this 'fight' to bed.

We (in Canada) call it a dollar don't we (as opposed to a '100 cent piece').

So what's the big deal calling it a dime...quarter or half-dollar.

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 Posted 03/08/2013  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add denco7 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Going by some of the proof Eagles I have gotten from the U.S. Mint, they still do the " ringing " test
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 Posted 03/08/2013  10:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dialog_gvf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

It is a wonder there were ever any MS-65 back then.
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 Posted 03/08/2013  10:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pimpim to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow awesome video. Thanks Canuck.
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 Posted 03/09/2013  03:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oasis to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very cool video, thanks for sharing. Amazing that any gems survived that process.
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 Posted 03/09/2013  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add glenzy1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WOW, Thanks Canuck for posting this lovely short film. Ironically I recently purchased an I.C.C.S., 1920 quarter, MS-65. Looking at how coins (business strikes) are handled it leads me to believe the quarter I have must have been cherry picked by a Mint employee at the time of press.
There's no way coins would go through that battering/transport and come out MS-65 material!

Glenn
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 Posted 03/09/2013  3:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add marbury518 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Enjoyed it thanks. I look at my MS64's from the 1890's and think how did they survive....
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