Re: Goofy slab label
- I meant to say "obverse and reverse die".
--- In email@example.com, mdia1@a... wrote:
>Just like I don't interpret off-center strikes as "massive,
> synchronized misalignments of the obverse and hammer die". :)
> Mike Diamond
- I GUESS ITS AN ANACS "THING"....I HAVE THE SAME IDENTICAL COIN THAT I BOUGHT ABOUT 3 WEEKS AGO FOR $36....MUCH CHEAPER....SAME COIN...ABOUT 70% O/C.MAYBE ITS FROM THE OLD ANACS DAYS???.....DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT EITHER....AS I MAY AND SHOULD CRACK IT OUT.......ROB
Mike Diamond <mdia1@...> wrote:
This one is laughable in the extreme:
It's just an off-center strike. Why it was also designated a brockage
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Rob Risi
>It's best to apply a skeptical attitude to all slabbed errors,
> I GUESS ITS AN ANACS "THING"
regardless of company. Many times a mistake is readily apparent, as
with the off-center quarter recently under discussion. Other times,
it requires closer scrutiny and a little thought. And sometimes, the
necessary diagnostics are completely obscured by the slab.
Robert, you frequently e-mail me to verify the diagnosis printed on a
slab label. You are aware how frequently the description is wrong,
incomplete, inadequate, or nonspecific. I think I've saved you a bit
of money along the way.
When it doubt, it pays to e-mail one or more disinterested experts to
get a second, third, or fourth opinion. Of course, there's a small
risk that this will alert the individual to the presence of a
bargain. But it's often a risk worth taking. I always provide as
complete a diagnosis as possible, even it I reduce my own chances of
winning a coin I've already spotted.