Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Feb 25, 2020.
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A few years ago PCGS certified a Dime struck on a nail...
It's been a joke ever since about its authenticity since we figured out that these can be easily made and they are fakes that come from China.
Here is an image I found of similar fakes found from an actual seller from China
Ok, thank you for the background.
'ya nailed it ....
And i'm not a nail historian expert, but that looks like a modern nail design, not from 1907.
This goes for all you MD'er finders as well.
In the United States, the length of a nail is designated by its penny size.
so .. how does that make cents ?
I thought the same at first and thought that rectangular nails ended somewhere around the 20's but I was wrong also.
Rectangular nails stopped in the 1880's, and machine made round shanks started in 1890.
Taken from this website.
Yes I checked a bunch of websites that went into much more detail, but had other things to attend to.
They started using wire to make nails in the early 1900s
but you also have to look at the head production, the holding grooves you see under the head on the shaft, the straightness of the shaft, and the method and design of the 2 to 4 cut nail tip.
Where is the snare drum when you need it?
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