Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Momof4, Feb 26, 2021.
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Wow! I honestly thought I finally found something for once! I swear under the loupe- doesn’t look flat at all.
Naw. Just gotta keep searching and learning.
“But it’s SOOOOOOO HAAAAAARD” (completely shouting out as my 16 year old daughter does)!!!
As a dad of 3...I totally feel where you are coming from....and I'm not looking forward to when my kids get to that age haha....
That being said, Searching for errors and varieties isn't easy. There are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more normal coins than there are errors and/or varieties.
I just finished my 760th box of cents this week. I've found quite a few cool things...but I've gone through way more garbage.
Lol!! I seriously feel dumb as dirt every post I make! But then I only have a doctoral and masters in Psychology! And a coin collector, well some “might” say HOARDER since, as long as I can remember! Put someone’s brain in front of me and I can tell you everything that’s wrong! Put a coin in front of me and I’m drooling and clueless! So yep- amazing and smart you are!
My brother is 16 and does the exact same thing. I'm curious if his reaction to the coins is the same as your daughter. That's funny!
The photo furryfrog posted is the best graphic I have ever seen on the topic. Simple, and effective. Keep looking
It's worth one million dollars!
one thing that started helping me see the difference is that, when it is machine doubling, the raised part of the letter or number has been reduced in size (or made smaller), like part of it has been taken away. And the raised part has sharp edges.
There’s a big factor. One of the images has to be intact. It’s the second image punched in the hub. When you see part of that image cut off to form the other image, that’s due to the strike, it didn’t come from the die. Too many searchers are too focused on Wikipedia definitions like flat and shelf-like and no-serifs to understand what it is they’re even trying to identify in the first place. We’re trying to identify a doubled die. Understand it, how a die gets doubled. Read about it, so you understand what you’re looking for, then go off looking for it.
Not at all. Just do the coins when the kids are not around to distract you. It takes years to learn this stuff and you're doing just fine.
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