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CarpetShark
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As the subject line says, I'd like to hear from anyone who has had new coins remilled. I've heard that a remilled coin (done my a pro using the proper tools) bites better than a newly minted/milled coin. As I'm not big on anecdotal evidence, I want to hear from someone who has done or seen this to get your opinion.

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I would say no myself. Learn to do it with regular coins. I'm not saying that the reminded coins won't bit better, they will, I'm just saying don't rely on them. I use old silver walkers and they have almost no edge. Just keep a coin palmed at all times as you go about your life and it becomes easy. Just start now. Every minute you don't is a regretful minute wasted
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Might be a difficult task because most coins that have been remilled are coins you won't easily find mint examples of (re-milled halves are less common than rw-milled dollar coins).

If no one replies here, contact one of the main gaff makers (your best bet, by far) or find someone with a re-milled Kennedy and go to a coin store to compare it with an uncirculated coin.
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I have used barber half's that have no edges for the last 30 years! Now if you are doing Edge Work They Mite be nice! But if your Not I would Not Do it!
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Depends on skin condition. My hands are dry and slick as glass, and so need every advantage I can find - I tried the "palm all the time and it will come to you" route, but palming isn't rocket science, and after enough time goes by you realize that performing competently is not possible without help - treatment that gives your hands some tack, sharper edges, etc...

Of course, it is MUCH preferable to find that competent palming is available to you through practice, alone! So exhaust that, first, if you have not, already.
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After decades of doing coin magic I decide to get some re-milled coins to see what they are like. When I got them I was surprised at how strongly they "bite" into the skin. They are borderline painful! But it's probably because I'm used to using old worn silver coins without much edge. But I will tell you, they are MUCH easier to palm, they almost palm themselves. But I think I'll probably stay with my old smooth coins, they just have a more pleasant tactile feel.

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Thanks for the replies guys, particularly MERose, as that answer is exactly what I was fishing for.

Should have mentioned that I have no problem with the CP, in either hand with smooth or milled halfs/dollars. The difficulty for me comes when trying to palm or grip multiple English pennies.... e.g. Hanging Coins, Misers Dream and 99% of Kainoa Harbottle's work.

Chessman, I have taken your advice and contacted Roy Kueppers - he is making me a set of remilled Canadian canoe silver dollars, plus a [. The coins are uncirculated and have a decent stock milling, but as this set will be my go-to coins, and I do a fair bit of edge work, having that extra bite can only help.
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BTW CarpetShark, Roy Kueppers is who made my re-milled coins for me. He's a great guy to deal with!
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Thanks MERose, I've heard similar comments from others on this forum. He's not only a gifted craftsman, he's a Canadian !! I've drempt about getting this set made for years now. Picked up five gorgeous coins whichI've sent off to Roy, he's going to send back a [ plus five coins all remilled, perfectly sized and softened.

Hmmm....starting to get a little light headed just thinking about it...

Only problem is I can't seem to get hold of Roy. It's been a few weeks since I spoke with him, at which time he agreed to call back asap. Still waiting to hear back... hope everything is well at his end.
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I messaged Roy a couple of weeks ago about some gaff questions as well.
He was about to head out for Blackpool and a short vacation afterwards. So I suspect he'll get back to you when he returns.
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CarpetShark, be sure to post pictures of the finished product. I've never seen soft Voyageur Dollars in the wild, there just not old enough. It won't matter to the spec because they likely have never seen Voyageur Dollars at all but it will be interesting to see how they look softened.

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Tonofquestions, thanks for that. I am/was getting a bit concerned, as the last time I heard from him was a quick phoce call at which time he said he'd call back asap as he was on the road. That was weeks ago.... Blackpool, as in England ??

Inviso, absolutely! I'll post pics as soon I get my grubbies on those babies. The last time I saw a Voyager dollar in the wild was waaaaay back in the 60's when my grandfather gave me one. I chose these for a few reasons: 1) Keep it Canadian, as I 2) They are very close in size to the more usually used Morgans, but not any larger, so handling is not a problem, and 3) Gotta love silver! (I know I know, but it's true).
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Wow, what a coincidence!! I literally just hit the 'Submit Reply' button when my phone rang....guess who ?! Roy called, we finalized a few details, and he plans to ship them to me in a week or so.

Feels like December 18th, and I can't wait for Christmas Smile

hmm....have to read up on how to post pics here, as I'm not clear how it's done here.
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CarpetShark, received your coins yet? Able to post pics yet?
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