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New Research Project – Your Suggestions?

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Having completed a three volume research project, Renaissance of American Coinage 1905-1921, I am looking for two or three short-term numismatic research projects. These should be subjects that collectors feel would be of the greatest value to the hobby, but not large enough to warrant a book-length treatment (or another 8-years of work).




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YES SOLVING THE MYSTERY of the many yet unanswered questions about the clark gruber firm that minted gold territorial coinage in the early 1860's in colorado


as this is extremely important as the clark gruber firm eventually evolved into the denver mint




another important question is about the first silver coinage struck in the americas by the important massachusetts bay colony the pine tree coinage


why is it that the more available small planchet pine tree shillings are many times scarcer in xf45 and above and downright rarer in choice au and above than their large planchet pine tree shillings older brothers hm





what is the true survival rate/condition of the remaining most beloved and historical

massachusetts colony sword in hand notes designed, engraved and printed by the one of the most famous underrated persons of the revolutionary war period-------paul revere hm





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Maybe a little more bland to the palate, but an equally important question deserves inspection-What is the cause of the downfall of quality control at the U.S.Mint? Is it funding, unqualified personnel, faulty equipment, equipment design or what exactly? This is not a simple answer as it would have certainly been repaired by now, if so. I am sure it is more than any one thing and we on the forum have discussed it frequently, although not in depth nor through a researcher's eyes.

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