Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by saltysam-1, Jan 31, 2016.
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Equip yourself with knowledge and know what you are buying.
Really? Do you know of any "serious" CWT collectors who will not buy one w/o a date? Very interesting - and I'm sure a very informed comment.
As I stated, date free CWT can happen. Why chance it? I'll give you some advise direct from George and Melvin Fuld's Patriotic Civil War Token Book; page 272. I think the implied statement can stand on it's own. Without that date, attribution can never be 100% certain. There can always be doubt. Not that it makes any difference, but I am a Member of the National Civil War Token Society and this seems to be the members consensus as well. Not 100% however.
For example look up these tokens:
MI525 C-1a, MI740 A-1a, and MI740 A-1b
Yes, that's what I read in your first post.
Next, I think you may be confusing apples and oranges (counterfeit CWT with unattributed as to date yet considered contemporary GENUINE CWT.) That's all.
Anyway, thanks for the clarification and your warning.
How true...Now that's really good advice
This is excellent advice. I also recommend membership in the CWTS, you gain access to the most knowledgable folks about CWT's. Also some good discounts on reference books that more than offset the cost of dues.
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