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- Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:55 am
- Forum: Grading Help
- Topic: grading a 1894 Can Quarter
- Replies: 9
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Yes, it does look like a counterfeit and it could be just the photo, but even the fields look off. It's a little strange that they would copy a fairly semi-common coin .. many of the earlier Vickies are fairly scarce. However, if there is a profit to be made, Chinese counterfeits fill up the dead sp...
It doesn't look like a brockage or strike through. Is the top part of the coin recessed, because it's not linear. Without better photo, I'd say it was a lamination separation from the planchet (part of the coin missing).
Yes, 1888's are riff with varieties. You can have 1, 2, or all three 8's repunched in different ways and the last digit was handpunched into each working die, so its position varies from die to die. High, low, near, far are all pretty common.
- Sat May 26, 2018 8:07 am
- Forum: RCM Products
- Topic: removal from pliofilm, taboo? or personal choice?
- Replies: 2
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I see no problem .. if you own something, you can do with it what you want. My personal opinion is that the vast vast majority (did I say vast strong enough?) of anything that the RCM puts out is numismatically worthless and severely overpriced. If you want to collect RCM crapola, that's fine .. but...
I've got an old Digital Blue QX-5 video scope for viewing coins on the computer screen and/or sending them to friends. My scope for the desk is an old Orion 10/30X and I love it .. but it doesn't have a built-in light. I use 2 desk lamps shown from different directions to eliminate shadows. If you a...
- Thu May 24, 2018 6:49 pm
- Forum: Foreign Countries
- Topic: Is it an error or not
- Replies: 3
- Views: 295
Because you have tilted the Obverse, I can tell nothing about the stars that you are pointing to. The Reverse side is not clear enough to see any doubling. What did you think strange about the stars?
As suggested earlier in this thread, pick up a copy of the annual Charlton or Haxby annual coin guide. Great info, goo (sometimes) photos, and what to look for in the variety. You can't go by any annual price guide or Trends, as those given are no where what you could actually sell it to someone for...
- Thu May 17, 2018 1:36 pm
- Forum: Grading Help
- Topic: Another NGC Grading Masterpiece
- Replies: 4
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Judging just from the crown and the leaves, I'd say XF-40 at a minimum, but not even close to AU. I really can't grade coins from a computer screen ... you can't tell actual wear from where just the patina has been rubbed off.