Printable Catalog with Mintage Statistics for Items Designed and Minted by Daniel Carr / Moonlight Mint.
2008-D Denver Mint Grabener coin press medals by Moonlight Mint and Daniel Carr

These medals commemorate the prior U.S. Denver Mint service of Moonlight Mint’s Grabener coin press.

 

All medals were struck on type 2 (rimmed) US Mint coin blanks, unless otherwise noted as type 1 (un-rimmed). Some medals were struck on normal coins, washers, and broken key heads. ALL of these medals were struck ONLY on coin blanks and other debris found inside the coin press


A few of the “1” medals and several of the “25” medals were struck using scrap re-engraved Denver Mint dies which failed to harden properly (mushroomed). All other medals were struck by dies engraved on fresh die steel.

This medal was stamped by a Denver Mint surplus Grabener coin press
on a circa 1986-2001 standard U.S. coin blank found inside it.
U.S. Mint service 1986-2001, restored by Moonlight Mint 2008.

Grabener model/serial number: “GK MP 360 / 31824”.
Denver Mint asset number: “2968”.

2008-D Denver Mint Grabener Coin Press Medals

Moonlight Mint acquired this coin press in 2007 and completed the restoration of it in 2008.
During the restoration, 412 US Mint coin blanks were found inside it (quantities as follows):

Blank Size / Composition

Type (1=un-rimmed, 2=rimmed)

Total

1-Cent, copper-plated zinc

All type 2

110

5-Cent, copper-nickel

11 type 1, 25 type 2

36

10-Cent, copper-nickel clad

All type 2

5

25-Cent, copper-nickel clad

3 type 1, 245 type 2

248

50-Cent, copper-nickel clad

All type 2

13

“1” and “5” medals were struck in smooth collars (unless broad-struck).
“10”, “25”, and “50” medals were struck in reeded collars (unless broad-struck).
“25” medals were struck using a leftover US Mint 24.3mm collar, unless noted.
Some are ANACS certified (where noted). Others include a signed certificate.

Catalog #

Size / Comments

Quantity Minted

Price

GP_01_A

“1” 1-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, normal strike

2

N/A

GP_01_B

“1” 1-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, partial collar strike

1

N/A

GP_01_C

“1” 1-cent blank, normal strike ANACS

107

sold

GP_01_D

“1” broad-struck over “D”  US Treasury mint-set medal

5

sold

GP_01_E

“1” broad-struck over 1994-D cent, normal force

4

sold

GP_01_F

“1” broad-struck over 1994-D cent, excessive force

1

N/A

 

 

 

 

GP_05_A

“5” 5-cent type 1 (un-rimmed) blank, normal strike ANACS

11

sold

GP_05_B

“5” 5-cent blank, die adjustment (weak strike, most details visible)

1

sold

GP_05_C

“5” 5-cent blank, normal strike ANACS

22

sold

GP_05_D

“5” struck on 21mm brass washer

1

N/A

 

 

 

 

GP_10_A

“10” 10-cent blank, normal strike

3

sold

GP_10_B

“10” 10-cent blank, prior planchet damage by US Mint

1

sold

GP_10_C

“10” 10-cent blank, broad-struck out of collar

1

N/A

GP_10_D

“10” struck on 18mm brass washer

2

sold

GP_10_E

“10” struck on 18mm clipped brass washer

1

N/A

GP_10_F

“10” struck on 14mm brass washer

1

N/A

 

 

 

 

GP_25_A

“25” 25-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, normal strike

5

sold

GP_25_B

“25” 25-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, multi-strike

1

N/A

GP_25_C

“25” 25-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, double-struck

3

sold

GP_25_D

“25” 25-cent blank, re-engraved US Mint die stock, mushroomed dies

7

sold

GP_25_E

“25” 25-cent blank, die 2 struck over re-engraved US Mint dies *

5

sold

GP_25_F

“25” 25-cent blank, flip-over die pair 2 / re-engraved US Mint dies *

1

N/A

GP_25_G

“25” 25-cent blank, normal strike (example shown at left) ANACS

213

$55

GP_25_H

“25” 25-cent blank, minor prior planchet damage by US Mint

1

sold

GP_25_I

“25” 25-cent blank, die adjustment (weak strike, most details visible)

5

sold

GP_25_J

“25” 25-cent blank, misaligned reverse die (finned rim)

1

sold

GP_25_K

“25” 25-cent blank, partial collar strike

1

sold

GP_25_L

“25” 25-cent blank, multiple partial collar

1

sold

GP_25_M

“25” 25-cent blank, broken dies, cud covering date (*)

2

sold

GP_25_N

“25” 25-cent blank, broken dies, cud date, embedded die fragments *

1

sold

GP_25_O

“25” struck on oblong non-magnetic broken key head

1

N/A

GP_25_P

“25” struck on round magnetic broken key head

1

N/A

 

 

 

 

GP_50_A

“50” 50-cent blank, normal strike ANACS

10

sold

GP_50_B

“50” 50-cent blank, prior planchet damage by US Mint

1

sold

GP_50_C

“50” 50-cent blank, misaligned obverse die

1

sold

GP_50_D

“50” 50-cent blank, broad-struck out of collar

1

N/A

GP_50_E

“50” struck on 25-cent blank

1

N/A

GP_50_F

“50” broad-struck over 1991-D half dollar

2

sold

GP_50_G

“50” broad-struck over 1999-D half dollar

1

N/A

GP_50_H

“50” double-struck (out of collar) over 1999-D half dollar

1

N/A

(*) Struck in 25mm collar. All other “25” medals were struck in US Mint 24.3mm collar.