What is the first thing you think of when you see this?

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  1. Insider

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  3. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer A Caretaker, can't take it with me

    Bad annealing process.
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  4. robp

    robp Well-Known Member

    Cast copy made of two halves joined together. Usually they are thicker than the real thing and the weight is a lottery. Options are thicker but roughly the right weight, or right thickness but under weight. Usually they have a high tin content.
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  5. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    You asked for the first thing I saw: an artistic representation of a stormy sea at sunset!
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  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Looks like the first slab cut on a wood log. That flat cut would go face down on the mill to square the other three sides.
    Sorry but that's what I see.;)
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  7. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    A storm brewing
  8. Insider

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    OK, good description. The first thing I saw were file marks. Then I saw something else. Now what made the edge of this gold coin look that way?
  9. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    First look - casting seam file marks
  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Well-Known Member

    Fake-ioca pudding
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  11. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    A piece of wall paneling
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  14. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am sure that there were plenty of seasoned readers and newbies that read this thread. Well done again getting ribbbed thru the whole thing from seasoned veterans.
  15. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I still learn from folks here.
  16. RonSanderson

    RonSanderson Well-Known Member

    Getting folks to directly answer the original question is like herding cats. Most people jump right past describing what they see to an explanation of what they think it means. Unless they are thinking about bacon, that is.
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  17. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Okay, my first thought was "sunrise" rather than "sunset".

    My second thought was that that line around the circumference is a join line -- maybe a cast copy as @robp said, but I was thinking "mule made from two real coins", like (say) joining the obverse of a 1916-P dime and the reverse of a 1917-D.
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  18. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    The San Andreas Fault from 60,000'.
  19. Insider

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    The class clowns are the members I try to reach in my posts. I was one when I was a child in grade school. I hid my ignorance with humor. ;):p:D Humor makes the forum more fun so it does not get too serious.

    The slit around the edge indicated that two halves were put together to make this fake.

    More quizzes coming. I'll try to remember to alert these three so they can entertain us with their humor in between the serious replies from others.
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  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Counterfeit. Instant pass. I don’t care if it sells for $ million after my pass. I want no part of it.

    With many holders, especially the old ones, you can’t see the edge anyway.
  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Could you share what the obverse and reverse were for this example?
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