Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by JeffC, Jun 24, 2018.
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Thanks Ominus1 for your input. That's the thing... even if someone had carried it around as a charm, it would not have worn down so badly. I have a "Sheriff Star" aluminum token I found as a kid which I've been carrying around in my wallet for decades and it's still in great shape because it's never been circulated. Can you tell if this is a casting from a mold?
They're all quite nice indeed! Your restrikes are clean and sharp, whereas the reliefs on the one in the photo sent to me are very worn down. I know the restrikes were done in around 1961 and that was some time ago. But keeping in mind that these aren't in circulation, I wonder about the wear shown. Even numerous actual coins in circulation for 50+ years seem to be in better condition. Well, this one continues to be a puzzle and I cannot help my friend with a good explanation/hypothesis. I hope others can provide some insight.
I see! Thanks very much.
The newspaper article caught my attention. By "letters" were they referring to some sort of "mintmark" ON the coin, or to correspondence ABOUT the coin?
levi coin world bashlow cent - and you can read for quite a while Jim
well, i'm not sure, i need to reread it again, it's been 12 years or so since i got that with the coin... i'll do it and post again later. Edit: what desertgem said too
Thanks very much for the link. I'll read through for sure. Appreciate it.
Both of these, as well as the first coin shown in this thread, look cast rather than struck.
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