Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Seattlite86, Feb 16, 2020.
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Did you look closely at the eagle's neck and breast? Looks like rib bones... does that look off to you?
Mine was an ANACS 62 yellow label.
It's been worked on. Looks tooled and polished.
Those were my thoughts as well.
I always like to look at the beak, eyes, head & feathers .. but this one I can't really tell due to the angle, focus, lighting and being in a 2x2 flip with the plastic covering it.
This could be attributed to it being in a 2x2. I haven't found my stapler yet, so I had to take the photo in the 2x2.
This is exactly what happened.
If it weren't on both sides of the "sternum", I'd say it was plausible.
This just looks like damage, in my opinion.
I’d say it is perfectly plausible that it happened to be hit twice. I’ve seen weirder things happen.
It appears that there was some attempt to make it look like ribs. It very well could just be damage, but without any significant damage on the obverse, it gave me the impression that someone intentionally did this... for whatever reason.
Well, you've already determined that to be "exactly" what happened, so I guess we don't need to discuss any further. Case closed.
The simplest answer is usually the correct one. Occam’s razor.
The damage has the appearance of reeding. Dollars were stored in bags, making them prone to contact marks. Many show severe contact marks. The coin in question shows that the thing that caused the damage came from two different angles, and the difference in depth indicates two different levels of force, all consistent with being in an ever-shifting bag of coins. Plus, there is an additional contact mark that crosses the right area of damage, which indicates that it happened after the damage occurred.
Sure, go ahead and create an elaborate story where a collector tried to “enhance” his dollar by adding “ribs” that are completely inconsistent with the type. And then it magically returns into circulation where it picks up more significant damage before it gets to where it is now.
Or we could just say the coin was beat up in a bag, circulated, then was cleaned and has at best a nominal value over melt. One story seems far more believable to me. Of course, I cannot be right because I am not trying to make a case that this coin is tooled.
Check out the temple and the cheek right under the eye. You are clearly seeing what you want to see
I'll get better photos tonight.
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