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1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:30 pm
by Isaiah
This piece was issued to commemorate the event that the organization that is implied in the title.

It was in 90% silver, 10% copper.

It sold very poorly, and is still unpopular.

~Isaiah

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 7:53 pm
by zakota
I think silver coins catch everyones eye. This is a nice coin, but if I was looking for something that I would want to show others, the design does not thrill me much either.

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 8:57 pm
by Isaiah
zakota wrote:I think silver coins catch everyones eye. This is a nice coin, but if I was looking for something that I would want to show others, the design does not thrill me much either.
I agree. This is all part of a larger project which is trying to catalog all of the commemoratives, which I'll continue tomorrow.

~Isaiah

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:52 pm
by zakota
I forgot to include this thought. It is a good part of history. The USO did much for the troops in those days for their moral. It would be nice to have just for the history value of the support of the troops.

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:53 pm
by Daniel
I don't think the picture does it must justice. I think the commemoratives are a different method of getting people interested and learning history. You actually own a part of the history they portray.

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:57 pm
by Isaiah
TPGSadmin wrote:I don't think the picture does it must justice. I think the commemoratives are a different method of getting people interested and learning history. You actually own a part of the history they portray.
I agree. It's the only one that I could find though. :cry:

~Isaiah

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 9:59 pm
by zakota
Yes I do agree with you. I have through my fathers collection the Booker T. Washington half and the BTW with carver. The carver looks AU. The Booker is turning blueish black around the edges. I like both of these coins. One question on the BTW and Carver half. It seems to have like sand pits in the face. Is this normal for the business strikes? The BTW is good circulated, but the combo half is pitted in the face? How could I post a photo of this coin to view. The pits do not show if I take a photo or a scan. Is there a trick to getting stuff like that to show?

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 10:08 pm
by Daniel
It might help to change light angles and to purchase a camera with macro mode.

Re: 1991 United States Services Organization Dollar

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:53 am
by zakota
Thank you I will try different angles with light and camera.