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  • Mike Diamond
    In all fairness, I should emphasize that Alan Herbert s book is still the best general reference on error coins, IMHO. ... the ... IMDP. ... a ... realized
    Message 1 of 7 , May 6, 2004
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      In all fairness, I should emphasize that Alan Herbert's book is still
      the best general reference on error coins, IMHO.

      --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "Mike Diamond"
      <mdia1@a...> wrote:
      > It's quite possible that IMDP is used in more than one context. If
      > it has been applied to totally unrelated errors, then that would
      > render its use problematic. It sort of reminds me of what happened
      > to the term "extra metal". This term was applied to so many
      > different and unrelated errors (at least half a dozen) that it
      > eventually sank beneath the weight of them and was expunged from
      the
      > hobby lexicon. No loss, though. "Extra metal" was a lousy term in
      > ALL its applications.
      >
      > There are indeed many flaws in Herbert's book, not the least being
      > the unwieldy terminology and classification numbers. Some errors,
      > like "jam strikes", and "inside die abrasion doubling" don't even
      > exist. In the 6th edition, he transfers all the former planchet
      > errors to the "striking errors" category. Makes no sense at all.
      >
      > And you're right that Spadone's book is the worst offender.
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In errorcoininformationexchange@yahoogroups.com, "mrlindy2000"
      > <adkinstone@e...> wrote:
      > > A few years back I believe Pilliod wrote a Coneca article on
      IMDP.
      > I hadn't read Herbert's definition concerning IMDP. I know my
      > > earlier copy had numerous typos and wrong pix. Maybe his IMDP
      > definition is a typo as it isn't what I read on the subject. I had
      a
      > > freind locally years ago who cut his teeth on Herbert. It was
      > amazing just how wrong the earlier edtion is if its your only error
      > coin
      > > reference. I got annoyed with all my error collector friend's
      > mistatments and we, together sat through Herbert and I then
      realized
      > > where all his incorrect error info came from.
      > >
      > > The most blatent offender is Spadone.
      > >
      > > So many altered errors pictured.
      > >
      > > Sandwich brockages that continue to plague ebay.
      > >
      > > Not by Spadone as he was deceived by contributors.
      > >
      > > Once in print though, its impossible to correct.
      > >
      > > Lindy
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