Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Chmcc77777, Oct 15, 2019.
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Pictures please no pic it doesn't exist.lol
YouTube? Really? Most of what you see there is pure misinformation!
So then it probably has environmental damage that would affect the copper plating and play tricks on the eye...
of course, being then stolen, who knows ...
I looked at the image and that coin is a close AM .
If his coin (1996 Wide AM) is genuine, that means that every coin that reverse die struck would also be wide AM. I don't know the number but that could mean
200,000 examples are out there.
Rick was faster on the post. But I doubt there is a 1996 Wide AM if they are all
supposed to be Close.
I've known Billy Crawford for almost 15 years, and I trust anything he says.
Just look up wide am vr close am and it's the one that's done by coin help u. First one I believe
How can there be only one 1996 WAM?
It is made from a die ... and the Dies aren't just made "one off" ... they are made from Hubs. So if I understand this correctly, the Mint went through the process to make one Master Hub, one Master Die, and then only one Working Die, and then only made one (or a handful of coins) ?
The only way there could be a single die is if a reverse die from another year was used (or an old 1996 obverse die used in a later year), but, as has been noted, there would still be huge numbers made (unless in the farfetched case that an old die was used and immediately fell apart and had to be replaced.) I don't believe it happened. I'm waiting for the "genuine" example to show up from the Beijing mint.
Whenever you think you have a potential discovery piece, you’re going to need to provide some extraordinary proof to substantiate the extraordinary claim. A reverse die should have struck numerous pieces, and with the widespread knowledge of CAMs and WAMs, it does seem unusual for 23 years to pass before the discovery. In addition, your coin has suffered quite a bit of environmental damage and corrosion, making verification much more difficult. Based on your pics, it does look like the A was damaged as @paddyman98 said, which would explain why you think you’re seeing something.
Until the coin is verified in hand by a credible expert, it is highly doubtful you have what you think you have. So, either it’s a rumored variety that has somehow eluded discovery for 23 years, or you have an environmentally damaged coin that only you believe is a new reverse. William of Ockham once said that the simplest explanation is usually the correct explanation. I’ll go with that.
I think that is one of my main problems- I started my research on YouTube. Now I have a lot of information that apparently isn’t relative to finding unique coins.
YouTube, stereotypically, is based on Likes = $$$
factual information has nothing to do with it ...
of course, there are factual youtube videos too .. but they are not as exciting as the authentic ones.
And how could no one else ever find another one in 23 years?
But this is the site for me. They love me here. HA
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