Re: Quarter on struck cent
- Oh, one more thing. My fake quarter-on-dime was perfectly centered.
This quarter-on-cent is also perfectly centered. Obviously, perfect
centering does not invalidate a determination of authenticity.
However, the position of a smaller-than-normal planchet within the
striking chamber will be quite unpredictable. Most off-metals and
double denomination errors show imperfect centering. Many fakes show
perfect centering, probably due to laziness on the part of
counterfeiters who do not want to bother with fabricating a collar
with perfectly spaced reeding.
--- In email@example.com, "Mike Diamond"
> Here's a pre-1965 quarter struck on cent from the period 1959-1964authenticity,
> While I have no reason to doubt ICG's determination of
> it is worthwhile to note that this time period produced a largedenomination
> number of very convincing counterfeits, including double
> I once had a ND silver quarter struck over a 1963-D dime. It had
> very nice metal flow at the periphery and the design showed no
> microsopic imperfections that I could detect. Yet ANACS determined
> that it was a counterfeit. The surface of the coin was unusually
> smooth, almost proof-like, and the design was a wee bit mushy. But
> otherwise, it was very convincing.
- Yes, volume 1, which deals with fake error coins is must reading. I
got much of the information for this post from that book.
Another thing to look for in a genuine silver quarter on struck cent
is microcopic silver dust embedded in the surface. Not all will have
it of course, but finding it is additional confirmation that you've
got the real article.
I can't see any embedded dust in the auction photo, but I did
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mrlindy2000"
> Lomesome John's Counterfit Coin Errors books should be in everyerror
> coin collectors' library. Its the only place I've noticed thistopic
> highlighted in detail with lots of pix. A textbook example of "buythe
> book before you buy the coin".
- I wrote to the seller, Brad Meadows, who is an absolutely stand-up
guy. He too was suspicious and even had ICG take a second look.
They said it was good on the second go-round. I suppose that must
count for something.