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  • Mike Diamond
    Nice detective work, B.J.
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 4, 2010
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      Nice detective work, B.J.

      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, innff@... wrote:
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      > When I made the statement that I thought this was a Chinese forgery, it
      > was based on what I have seen in hand before. Of course a weight test and a
      > specific gravity test would be the most telling if or if not this coin is a
      > fake. While most of the forgeries that I have seen are near the proper
      > diameter, the weight of the fakes has always been off.
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      > Also, I just did this photo shop picture that shows the dies are misaligned
      > to a rather large degree.
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      > The black arrows point to the rim of the obverse, while the white arrows to
      > the reverse rim. While it is possible to have a MAD, this is just another
      > small "red" flag that I added to making an attribution by these pictures.
      > Also, just because it appears to be "circulated" dose not mean that it is.
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      > Randy Campbell best put it by saying that any error, variety, key or semi
      > key coin that is not encapsulated and on an auction site should be highly
      > suspected as being a forgery. This coin fits that description.
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      > BJ Neff
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      > In a message dated 1/3/2010 11:35:09 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      > snumismatics@... writes:
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      > The coin is a difficult call for me, but I am 60% sure it's fake and 40%
      > that it's genuine, based on the photos. I think the surfaces have perhaps a
      > bit weaker strike than they should (as an off-center), and also I think the
      > surfaces are a bit odd. Also, fake coins are often cleaned coins. All in
      > all, I don't feel comfortable with the coin, but if it was genuine, I would
      > only be a little surprised.
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      > Jon
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      > On Jan 3, 2010, at 8:51 PM, Mike Diamond wrote:
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      > This auction was cancelled so I figure it's okay to talk about it.
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      > _http://cgi.ebay.http://cgi.ebay.http://cgi.eb&<WBR>item=130355_
      > (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130355885038)
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      > What's your assessment of its authenticity? I can't tell for sure from the
      > photo. I am uneasy about the pewter-like color. Doesn't look like typical
      > circulated silver, but I realize color is a rather unreliable diagnostic.
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