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229111959-D Wheat Reverse Cent

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  • fred_weinberg
    Jun 2, 2010
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      I don't believe the Secret Service would care
      one iota if the coin were somehow 'proven' to
      be fake in the future.

      To the SS, and the Treasury Dept., it's simply
      a non-precious metal collectable coin, not like
      counterfeit paper money, or a large quantity of
      fake dollars, etc.

      Believe me, if the SS doesn't care about Chinese
      Counterfeits (and they don't, at this point), they
      have absolutely no interest in a copper cent of
      any type.

      They care about '33 Double Eagles, '64 Peace Dollars,
      maybe, maybe '74 Aluminum Cents, and any CURRENT
      problems at the Mints.....they don't care about
      San Francisco in the 60's/'70's, Denver in the '80's,
      and are no longer interested in what came out of
      Philly 10 years ago......


      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, Steve Frank <taxi_steve929@...> wrote:
      > Hi 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 <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
      > From: fred_weinberg <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: [Error Coin Information Exchange] Re: Anyone see the 1959-D Wheat that sold?
      > To: errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:44 AM
      > The 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
      > genuine.
      > Fred
      > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Diamond" <mdia1@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Here's a longer thread about this coin on Collector's Universe:
      > >
      > > http://forums.collectors.com/messageview.cfm?catid=26&threadid=774392&highlight_key=y&keyword1=1959
      > >
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