It's like, If you can't tell the difference, it's guaranteed, but if you can, it's a mechanical error. Or like having a Life Insurance policy that requires the deceased to sign the claim.
Last edited by Marshall; 08-11-2012 at 02:12 PM.
The NGC guarantee specifically exempts attributions from the guarantee. PCGS specifically includes attributions but has the same mechanical error exclusion.
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And finally this on Heritage. A really nice collection is showing up at the Long Beach Auction. Since several provenances include the Phil Clover collection, perhaps it is his collection.
Interesting side note. These are struck on Concavo-Convex blanks. The top three are concavo on the obverses and convex on the reverses. The bottom is convex on the obverse and concavo on the reverse.
Last edited by Marshall; 08-17-2012 at 08:34 PM.
A nice comparison, Marshall.
Like I said, I like yours (for the price you paid) a whole lot more than the other with the scratch. If you ever decide to let it go, let me know, pls.
As for me, I have developed an interest lately for the 1794's with head of 1793 after picking up an S-18b for a very modest price. My conclusion thus far: these are quite scarce coins, and seldom offered. Most varieties seem to be in low condition and often corroded. If you have any, please post them. I love looking at them since they are quite distinct.
ps I've received the coin and it has been cleaned with a bit of pink still visible on a retoning coin. There are also scratch marks from this cleaning. After I decide whether or not to crack the holder and conserve it from the surface verdigris or have PCGS reholder it, I'll send it to Rick and it will be available.
I'll keep you informed.
Last edited by Marshall; 08-18-2012 at 06:02 PM.