I'm not coinfrog but I can answer, baggy is a term used to describe bagmarks, tiny scuffs up to bigger hits from banging around with 999 other silver dollars in canvas bags. The mint stored silver dollars in bags of $1000 face value, they often were moved from vault to vault as they were counted in yearly, or after mint director changes, the cashier was responsible for accurate counts, basically any reason for moving, could have been put onto railcars for shipping them to other federal reserves or banks that need them. Uncirculated coins become MS60/61/62 through this process, in fact if you ever get a chance to handle a bag of silver dollars, you'll wonder how any coin could survive a trip into and around in a bag weighing about 50lbs. You could tell a bag of circulated dollars due to it being slightly lighter than others. Dealers in the mid 1960's bought up as many as they could during the end of silver production in coinage in 1965. Companies like Silvertowne
in Indiana were handling literally 1000's of bags every week. They used coal chutes to slide them from the armored vans to their basement coin shop.
Today coins are moved from the mint is huge dumpster sized mesh bags that need a crane lift and heavy duty trailer trucks. They don't have an exact value anymore, they base the bags value of coinage on weight. That happens when you go from minting tens of millions of coins every year to minting and shipping hundreds of billions every year.
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Edited by westcoin
05/23/2019 04:29 am