Re: What's wrong with this picture...?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Jon P. Sullivan
> I am not sure about this one. It is difficult to tell from the photo