Jamie, if you wish to continue using the Liberties, email me. I have a number of soft liberties. I've done a lot of work (in my mind) on how to make coins soft. I have a metalworking background, so it's great interest to me. If the coins are already worn some, I have a method of making them quieter. If they aren't worn, the method I have doesn't work as well. For instance, I recently took some Morgan Dollars that were of the scrap variety, but they were not all that quiet amongst each other. After I finished, you couldn't tell I had worked on them and they were twice as quiet as when I started.
I will continue to work on methods to do this, and it's a real challenge. It's easy to do, but to do it in a fairly timely manner and have a consistant finish is another story.
Email me if you want some liberties. I think I paid about $2.50 each for them. Cover that + postage and they are yours.
P.S. - I have not altered the soft Liberties I have. They are simply worn coins.
[ November 11, 2001: Message edited by: Steve S. ]