Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Mar 24, 2023.
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Too Funny, LOL! That's all I'm saying.
Then I'd be very apprehensive in filling them. Too many times the general public is duped when it comes to these counterfeits, heck even some collectors are because the fakes are getting so good. Unless we can somehow permanently mark the fake, it's a no go for me. That being said, I don't complete albums or sets, so I don't have that urge. I think as stewards of the hobby anti-counterfeiting is all of our responsibility. This would include not purchasing unmarked copies of coins. I think there's a middle ground, but I'm not sure what it would be. I do own two fakes, both easily identifiable as such by weight alone...I've been torn on what to do with them myself. I think they could be used as a learning tool, but even though I have them marked in an envelope as fakes, I can't be sure the coins and that information would stay together.
The GS thin mints fit perfectly in a Morgan dansco..plus. you got a snack and...the wife and kids never think to look there for a cookie....
I do it all for the cookie..I do!
I feel for your frustration. Stay true to your hobby and collection.
Take a picture of your coin and fill the hole.
You could buy 2 identical fakes cheaply enough I assume, grind opposite faces off of each, and put them back-to-back in your album. When somebody removes them in the future, they'll discover they don't have a marketable coin. You could even trap a small note between the halves, if you felt that necessary.
There are better alternatives.
@Paddy54 plan and plug the holes with varieties or something else I may find in the deep dark recesses of my coin safe. Though @green18 idea ain't bad. I know how to use some spackle now.... The first home I sold had more spackle and painters caulk than lumber!
One option is to empty all of the holes and get all of the coins in slabs. Probably not a useful suggestion, but it would solve the stated problem by making everything consistent!
On a more practical note, you could print out something like this (of the appropriate type), stick it to a correctly-sized piece of cardboard or other coin, and use that to fill the hole.
No way. Your to good for that.
Well... We are talking about the last three years of the three cent nickel series. The business strikes are rare as hens teeth and the only conceivable way a working man can fill those holes is with the corresponding proofs, and they can only be found is slabbed.
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