Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Wesley Samborski, Mar 17, 2021.
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@Wesley Samborski Damaged and looks like someone used a Dremel on it to grind it down.
In case you missed one of my other posts on posting photographs, I'll repeat it here for you.
You should try to post straight on shots, in focus, FULL IMAGE photos (after you upload your photo, two buttons appear: Thumbnail and Full Image, click Full Image and your photo appears full size on your post and is easily enlarged by clicking on it). Photograph coins on neutral backgrounds like black, grey, or white. Crop out superfluous background so just the coin shows, and post photos with correct orientation so members don't have to turn their computer in some awkward fashion to view it properly. While it isn’t always necessary, it is nice to show both the obverse and reverse, even if your question is just about one side. Members can often give more valuable information having both sides to evaluate. Add close ups of areas you have questions about and make your questions as definitive as possible so we know what you are asking for. And try to have the best lighting possible to show the most favorable photo of the coin. Hope this helps in the future. Good luck.
@Mountain Man 's input, some visuals (NOTE: background color is important, see how the coin is washed or brought out by the choice)...
No, it's not a mint error. Boy, are you lost.
Isnt being lost the reason for this for the forum? Show some respect.
I know this but its not to hard to see weather not its a mint error obviously. I understand how strict the website is about pictures.
I ask questions to to find out and learn about coins. So for the love of the community i appreciate the people who tell me or others that were wrong in the nicest way possible. We supposed to support and add to the community not drive newcomers away. Peace and love. Thanks
@Wesley Samborski you're absolutely correct. Not everyone is tactful when posting anonymously online. Your coin is not a mint error, but your question doesn't warrant a flame war.
Don't let the few chase you away. Most on CT are helpful. Sometimes it gets a little tiresome for those few who are quick to shoot down the plethora of 'is this an error' question. That could be the number 1 question asked by new visitors to the site. Many of those new visitors are reluctant to accept, and get angry and belligerent when given the DEFDAM attribution. Until that response from a new visitor arises there's no justification for the snippy shoot down.
Welcome to CT.
No, actually, it's not the reason for the forum. We're not here to answer questions any ten-year-old should be able to answer only to be inundated with such virtually all day and night long. Let me ask you something. What reasonable basis did you have that led you here to inquire whether this might be a mint error, other than that it happened to look unusual to you? We've got people here right as we speak bringing us coins that look like they've been run over by a lawn mower and asking whether they're genuine mint errors. Pick up a book or two if you're that interested in mint errors, then show us what you find, having a basis for the question, and sure, you bet you're in the right place. I apologize for the disrespect, but have a little respect for us, at the same time, it's a two-way street, maybe you neglected to consider that.
Sorry Eddie, that's a shameful response and uncalled for.
Not everyone is a knowledgeable numismatist. Some people couldn't care less about the minting process and just found something interesting that they want to run by this community. They never exhibited any discourse with the opinions given. Therefore, there's no reason to offer them a sharp tongue lashing in an initial response to their question. If the opinions are met with obstinate rebuttal, that's a different story. Give the OP'er a chance to show their true colors before you browbeat them.
Well then we have a difference of opinion because I don't think that's what this is for. Go to PCGS or NGC and see if they tolerate this, they don't. Neither do I think you're appreciating the magnitude of it, here, only because we do tolerate it and don't know how to discourage without sounding like a horse's whatever, like I did. But I saw this sort of reply coming, I got good eyesight. I'll take it as deserving of admonishment, too. But I'll not stop trying to stop this. And if anybody has a better way of stopping it than laying it on the line for them, I'm all ears, but I've not seen anybody has.
I'll strike a deal with you all. I'll make a good-faith effort to be more charming with the next ones that come along and set my hair on fire. And I do apologize for this one, that still stands.
Ignorance indicates a state of unknowing, not an intentional foopah. Step into Politics , religion, curse words , offensive photos and you will have a problem, but trying to pretend to be something a person is not yet, should not be as I feel only a small % show a roadrage and say its a proof knowingly to get attention, most likely do not know. IMO, Jim
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