Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by adelaide888, May 28, 2020.
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I thought they (cheaters) would "shave" the edge of a coin to take precious metal from each specimen, and that is why the Mint started forming a reeded edge. Is that what you are thinking of when you say "to determine metal authenticity"?
It looks like post-mint damage to me. ~ Chris
There is no reason to feel stupid. You were trying. That's what is important. ~ Chris
Welcome to CT where stupidity is not a recognized membership characteristic. I have collected for 72 years and these youngsters help me everyday.
It's a beautiful coin but it's a shame about the damage. We can all speculate or guess as to how that damage occurred but only the person that did it will know.
@adelaide888. Appears to be PMD, post mint damage done after leaving the mint. Reason? Who knows? Keep inspecting and asking questions to learn.
Biting a coin to see it was real. That was happening back in 1883 when the 1883 Liberty "V" nickel came out without cents. People would gold plate them and pass them off as a new $5 gold piece. You know that later in the year the mint changed them to V Cents. The biting was to see if the piece was real gold.
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