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Re: What's wrong with this picture...?

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  • Mike Diamond
    Actually, there is little doubt that this is an altered/damaged coin. The peripheral lettering is cut off on both faces at a razor- sharp boundary. Beyond
    Message 1 of 3 , May 8, 2003
      Actually, there is little doubt that this is an altered/damaged
      coin. The peripheral lettering is cut off on both faces at a razor-
      sharp boundary. Beyond where the letters are truncated, the largely
      featureless metal is unnaturally flat. The presence of some sort of
      design at the periphery of the featureless crescent on the reverse is
      the final nail in the coffin.

      All of these characteristics are ones that could not have been
      produced in a coinage press. In fact, these features are associated
      with some types of encased coins (lucky token coins). The faint
      design elements seen at the edge of the reverse at around 12:00
      probably slopped over onto the coin from the token's design. The
      surrounding ring is stamped with a design after the coin has been
      inserted into the center hole.

      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, Jon P. Sullivan
      <errcoins@b...> wrote:
      > I am not sure about this one. It is difficult to tell from the photo
      >
      > Jon
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