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Dan Carr makes the New York Times

CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,254 ✭✭✭✭✭
Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.

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  • tokenprotokenpro Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jesse Kraft gets a brief cameo as well.

  • KudbegudKudbegud Posts: 4,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good article. Thanks for posting it.
    Getting to a Tik Tok member mentioned in the article IS HELL !

    I guess you have to use the app and not your laptop but all instructions found via Google don't say anything about this.
    The thing I hate the most about instructions found this way is stuff they say just isn't available or not shown as they say. "Go to the lower left" NOTHING THERE AS DESCRIBED. Extremely frustrating to the point of abandoning the effort.
    Sorry for the rant.
    I will probably delete my newly made TicTok account and forget I ever heard of it. "Get Off My Lawn"


  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :)

  • DCWDCW Posts: 6,749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good for Dan and Jesse! And the hobby as well

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    "Coin collecting for outcasts..."

  • abcde12345abcde12345 Posts: 3,404 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jimnight said:
    :)

    ;)

  • JesseKraftJesseKraft Posts: 411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks, guys! While only getting a brief mention, Lora and I probably talked for a good half hour, plus email follow-ups. It was still fun, though. Also, despite the focus on COVID and the coin shortage, the actual conversation took place before the pandemic and was originally just and article on state quarters! She first reached out to me way back on February 24...when the world was almost normal.

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  • NumisOxideNumisOxide Posts: 10,939 ✭✭✭✭✭

    👏😎

  • orevilleoreville Posts: 11,718 ✭✭✭✭✭

    wow... I bought multiple rolls of his quarter designs!

    A Collectors Universe poster since 1997!
  • AgflyerAgflyer Posts: 946 ✭✭✭

    He’s a standup guy for sure! I value his work, and am glad to see him receive some well deserved attention.

    I've had great transactions with people like: drwstr123, CCC2010, AlanLastufka, Type2, Justlooking, zas107, StrikeOutXXX, 10point, 66Tbird, and many more!
  • cameonut2011cameonut2011 Posts: 9,913 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2, 2020 6:02PM

    Starting around 2005, a coin designer named Daniel Carr created a parody series of state quarters, called “State Carrters,” which he forged in his home mint and sold at craft fairs around the American West.
    Source: New York Times

    Interesting use of the word “forged” there. @CaptHenway

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It would be nice to see an end to the seemingly endless quarter programs...I seem them mainly as commercialism with no real art. I do agree with the comments about 'Presidents' on coins... enough of them as well. I would say Mr. Lincoln can remain on the cent... as long as the cent remains. Cheers, RickO

  • KudbegudKudbegud Posts: 4,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    A question that comes to mind - how do world mints come up with innovative, beautiful, modern coinage and we, US Mint, are, in general, not so innovative, meh, not modern, coinage?
    (how's that for a comma ridden run on sentence?)


  • KudbegudKudbegud Posts: 4,735 ✭✭✭✭✭

    update to my mini-rant posted above
    I did install the app on my tablet. What I said above is true for a lot of instructions found via Google. The writer of these instruction "ASSUMES" you know lots of details not in evidence or presented in the instructions.

    Such as ....... ## The stuff instructed works only with the app and not on PC's which is so rudely and thoughtlessly left out of the instructions !

    Then there is the arrogance and infuriating "nobody makes phone calls any more" Really? The human voice conveys more nuance and emotion than any TEXT ever dreams about. A TEXT in shorthand style conveys facts but very little nuance which is the essence of communications. In MHO of course. The only opinion I'm actually qualified to express.

    Now back to your Numismatic enjoyment which we join already in progress.....


  • ShaunBC5ShaunBC5 Posts: 1,548 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The article is good publicity for the members here, and the hobby we love. The part about COVID rekindling interest is absolutely true for me. We were so busy before this all started I only had time to think about coins when I was traveling. Since working from home and no church/sports activities, I've been able to spend more time with my coins, get my kids interested in them, join this board and even learn who Dan Carr is.

  • Where can i buy those "state carrters"? :) - newbie collector from the Philippines

  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,387 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I agree that the use of the word "forged" has dual meanings when you think of a blacksmith making an andiron or knife. Of course, minted is the correct word. Article written by a non-collector reporter. I think we all cringed when I saw that word. Peace Roy

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  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 31,832 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Bluesteel said:
    Where can i buy those "state carrters"? :) - newbie collector from the Philippines

    You have to buy the from the current owners -

    Sometimes they appear on this site in our forum - https://forums.collectors.com/categories/buy-sell-trade-u-s-coins

    Or eBay - https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313&_nkw=carr+(quarter,+quarters)&_sacat=0

    They were made long ago. He sells new products on his store - http://www.dc-coin.com/

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  • alefzeroalefzero Posts: 834 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ricko said:
    It would be nice to see an end to the seemingly endless quarter programs...I seem them mainly as commercialism with no real art. I do agree with the comments about 'Presidents' on coins... enough of them as well. I would say Mr. Lincoln can remain on the cent... as long as the cent remains. Cheers, RickO

    I'd like to see dead people taken off of our coins. Our Founders were quite deliberate in not doing so, unlike in Europe, and would be appalled by our current designs probably. Personified Liberty was not just classic but philosophically best IMHO.

    And I'd like to see us drop to a single decimal digit for our monetary system. Mint 10c, 50c, and $1 coins, all reasonable sized. (Added to piss off the other side of the room.)

  • edgaredgar Posts: 886 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 19, 2022 3:30PM

    I have wondered in the past, what would happen to the market cap of existing Dan Carr (Midnight Mint) mintages if his reputation and the quality of his workmanship became well known $$$$$$!

    (l8-)>>

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,254 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Namvet69 said:
    I agree that the use of the word "forged" has dual meanings when you think of a blacksmith making an andiron or knife. Of course, minted is the correct word. Article written by a non-collector reporter. I think we all cringed when I saw that word. Peace Roy

    Perhaps the writer is a fan of the TV show "Forged in Fire," which has four usually amateur blacksmiths make knives and swords out of various raw materials. Some of the episodes are very interesting.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
  • edgaredgar Posts: 886 ✭✭✭✭

    @Hydrant said:
    Dan Carr went out of his way to do a good thing by me many years ago. I am eternally grateful to him. He's a good man..... I guess it's good to get a write-up in the New York Times. Good for Dan. BUT.......if I had a bird in a cage.......... or a fish to wrap..........

    He did similar for me (I thought I was the only one). I was so impressed by that act, that I become a regular customer. I have acquired items that I wasn't completely sure that I wanted only to find now that they are some of my favorites!. a good man with an uncommonly good reputation.

    (l8-)>>

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