22910Re: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Anyone see the 1959-D Wheat that sold?
- Jun 2, 2010Hi Fred,You may be able to answer this. I can see this coin being sought after simply because it's now famous. Had it been thought genuine, it would have brought a lot more money. My opinion is the buyer is someone who wants a famous coin, one that is well written up, with the possiblity of a famous forger being the person responsible for it. I can see someone with too much money buying it. My question is...What happens if it is someday found to be a forgery?? Is the coin confiscated by the Secret Service?? I'd imagine a scenario of lawyers, judges, and a lot of press.Steve
--- On Wed, 6/2/10, fred_weinberg <email@example.com> wrote:
From: fred_weinberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Anyone see the 1959-D Wheat that sold?
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:44 AMThe coin has almost 'perfect' smooth surfaces, no
metal flow, and it doesn't look right at all. It's
almost too perfect to the casual observer.
The Treasury/Secret service letter that said that
nothing could be found to say it was fake, was written
by a Secret Service agent in the currency division.
A coin like that is simply not found in a jar of coins.
You can make up any scenario you'd like to make the
coin end up in a jar, but given all of the facts of the
situation, I am of the strong opinion that it's not
a genuine US Mint product, in any way, shape or form.
And, as mentioned numerous times, there is NO grading or
authentication service that would certify it as genuine;
nor is there any individual numismatist who believes it's
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@...> wrote:
> Here's a longer thread about this coin on Collector's Universe:
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