James Madison 1 doller coin

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Spnazz1m, Dec 8, 2018 at 8:23 AM.

  1. Spnazz1m

    Spnazz1m New Member

    Hi I got this James Madison 1 doller coin which has 28 on the face. Is it a rare coin?
     

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  3. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Welcome to Coin Talk. The coin has been counter stamped with a metal stamp. It is post mint damage, not a mint error. It is worth face value.
     
  4. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    Yes, the mint doesn't do that. It is the first Presidential dollar that I have saw counterstamped though. Spend that one! It looks like its been in use a bit also so it's only worth face value.
     
  5. paddyman98

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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Damaged. I could say that since the 28 is raised it is the US Mint's way of counting the coins they produce but that wouldn't be true. Welcome to CT.
     
  7. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Look carefully.. It is not raised. It is incused! ;)
     
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It looks raised to me Paddy. Even when I enlarge it.
     
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Counter stamps are punched into the coin. so it will always be incused! That is not raised o_O
     
  10. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I know that but it doesn't look like a counterstamp to me.
     
  11. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The top photo looks included but it's dark. I'm looking at the second photo and with the light it looks raised.
     
  12. paddyman98

    paddyman98 No Common Cents! Supporter

    Well.. that is obviously a counter stamp. Sorry you don't see it that way. To add numbers is kind of tricky but this is not the case.
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can't figure out why it looks raised to me, it just does. o_O I know it can't be raised but it looks it, at least to me. Maybe I need a nap.
     
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  14. Dillan

    Dillan The sky is the limit !

    Oddly Madison passed on the 28 day of June at the age of 85. The number 28 may be symbolic to the day he checked out.
     
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  15. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    It probably has something to do with the lighting in the photo. The photo with the coin closer up looks to be direct lighting giving the illusion the number is in relief (no shadow). It is definitely incuse. The photo that is a bit darker really shows the number punched in to the coin.
     
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  16. JBK

    JBK Coin Collector

    It's a trick of the eye. Depending on your perspective or expectation it can appear raised but it is stamped onto the coin.
     
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