Yes, it's the appearance of the fields that look off to me (what I
referred to as a flat look).
Still, I have never seen a fake shield nickel that replicated the devices
of the nickel this well.
At 05:20 AM 5/29/2011, Mike Diamond wrote:
If it's a fake, it's rather convincing. What I don't like about it is the
texture of the unstruck portion of the coin. I don't see any tumbling
marks. Instead I see fine streaks on both faces.
email@example.com, Howard Spindel
> The polka dot pattern on the shield is, I believe, due to refraction
> of light. I see this fairly often on photos of genuine shield
> I wish the seller had better photos. I agree that as a whole, it
> looks off. But, assuming it is a fake, it is a much higher quality
> fake than I typically see. I can't point to any of the coins devices
> that look malformed or in the wrong place. Every Chinese fake I've
> seen has something obviously wrong with the devices, but that's not
> the case here.
> I think what bothers me most about the appearance is a flat look to
> the coin (different from the flat look that some genuine coins
> At 10:23 PM 5/28/2011, JEFF wrote:
> >Hi guys,
> >There is a very strange 1867 off center shield nickel for sale
> >ebay, item # 330569839171. Seller even states does not think it
> >real Mint made coin! Still it sold for $107.50.
> >Check out the obverse picture and look at the pillers. Got the
> >nicest pokadot design I ever saw..
> >Why do people buy this stuff, without even knowing what it
> >Enjoy your long weekend.