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  • Mike Diamond
    Just in case anyone has a snipe bid at the ready, this coin is a squeeze job : http://www.ebay.com/itm/180848565203 The most obvious tip-off is that the
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 1 2:33 PM
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      Just in case anyone has a snipe bid at the ready, this coin is a "squeeze job":

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/180848565203

      The most obvious tip-off is that the "brockage" carries the date 1963 while the coin itself is dated 1961.

      There are many other red flags:

      1. The reverse shows no evidence of a double strike.
      2. The reverse shows no evidence of increased effective striking pressure.
      3. There is no development of a matte texture on the obverse face (this is not a reliable diagnostic, however).
      4. The raised design on the obverse is almost completely flattened.
      5. It's exceedingly unlikely that such a rare brockage would also be a flipover brockage.

      The reverse appears unaffected, which indicates some thought and effort went into this squeeze job. The reverse face was probably supported by leather, plastic, or hard rubber. Some substance softer than copper but hard enough to provide support. The coin and its supporting surface may have been enclosed in a close-fitting metal sleeve during the squeeze.

      It just goes to show that you're not always going to find flattening, distortion, or warping on the face opposite a one-sided squeeze job.
    • innff@aol.com
      It is a time warping brockage, you know, one of those errors that has zipped across the space- time continuum. In a message dated 4/1/2012 5:33:37 P.M. Eastern
      Message 2 of 2 , Apr 2 5:42 AM
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        It is a time warping brockage, you know, one of those errors that has zipped across the space- time continuum.
         
        In a message dated 4/1/2012 5:33:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, mdia1@... writes:
         

        Just in case anyone has a snipe bid at the ready, this coin is a "squeeze job":

        http://www.ebay.com/itm/180848565203

        The most obvious tip-off is that the "brockage" carries the date 1963 while the coin itself is dated 1961.

        There are many other red flags:

        1. The reverse shows no evidence of a double strike.
        2. The reverse shows no evidence of increased effective striking pressure.
        3. There is no development of a matte texture on the obverse face (this is not a reliable diagnostic, however).
        4. The raised design on the obverse is almost completely flattened.
        5. It's exceedingly unlikely that such a rare brockage would also be a flipover brockage.

        The reverse appears unaffected, which indicates some thought and effort went into this squeeze job. The reverse face was probably supported by leather, plastic, or hard rubber. Some substance softer than copper but hard enough to provide support. The coin and its supporting surface may have been enclosed in a close-fitting metal sleeve during the squeeze.

        It just goes to show that you're not always going to find flattening, distortion, or warping on the face opposite a one-sided squeeze job.

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