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  1. 1804 Silver Dollar

    Physics-Fan intimated that it is a Cast. I asked: "cast from what?"... fwiw: it's impossible to punch a sand-cast "die" so there has to be a Host Coin. Also, the surfaces like they look here do not support a Cast coin diagnosis, and the "scrubbing" is seen an a LOT of Chinese die-struck counterfeits. Still looking for where the "coin" was broken from the cast medium as far as it being "too weak to have been struck", the boys at Machin's Mills and some Canadian Blacksmiths want to talk to you
  2. The 100 Year Test

    Be Careful if you want to "Teddy Ballgame" yourself for future interest:
  3. The 100 Year Test

    even older than that... my friend had an Original Bankwrapped Roll of 1935-S Nickels he bought at a yard sale
  4. For the love of copper

    Why I LOVE Copper Coins in PCGS Holders! Bought as "VF Details Cleaned". Broken-out, it became evident that something broke the obverse die when the coin was struck: it left an imprint and broke the edge, creating a rim cud at Stars 2-4. All of this was hidden by a plastic bezel in the holder. Now confirmed as the Unique Manley 4.0 Terminal Die State.
  5. 1804 Silver Dollar

    YOU said it was a Cast. All I ask is: Cast from what and in what. You can't even answer that
  6. 1804 Silver Dollar

    the thing is, I don't think you can punch a sand cast... instead of going to all that trouble, it's easier to punch die steel
  7. 1804 Silver Dollar

    this is the cast example:
  8. 1804 Silver Dollar

    yuh, missed the Magnetic part Cast in what? Sand? How do you punch sand to cast?
  9. 1804 Silver Dollar

    well, not exactly a Cast (cast from what? another fake?)... see if it's magnetic
  10. 1959 Double Struck Benjamin Franklin 50c coin

    yuh... that doesn't always work I suspect that Fred and Associates know by now that his offer has been publically broadcast
  11. it was intimated as such above
  12. it didn't look "that way" when it was struck, so you can be sure that *something* happened to it
  13. 1959 Double Struck Benjamin Franklin 50c coin

    well, to play Devil's Advocate: Franklin errors are much scarcer than their silver Washington counterparts: a scant 15 year mintage frame, with millions less minted
  14. For the love of copper

    CAC too!
  15. 1959 Double Struck Benjamin Franklin 50c coin

    fwiw: I've known Fred for years... if YOU think you can get more for it, then you must have a customer for it. Haha and Good Luck with that. And don't think for one minute that "deals" between prospective bidders on auction items aren't made before sale time. Think things through... it is NOT a "mainstream" coin, but appeals to a Very Specialized Market. And by that I mean, it's not Everyone's Cuppa Tea. Bears and Bulls make money, Pigs go to slaughter-so to speak. Oh and by-the-way: it's in Poor Taste to publically make known the Made-in-Faith offer of a Respected Dealer. That's one way to kill it, and that's probably the Best Money you will ever see for this. IF you decide to put it in auction, and Reserve the sale price to that of the Offer, and it falls short: you will be on the hook for the Buyer Premium, currently 17.5%. So, for sake of argument: let's say the buyer would offer it to his client for 10K. You put it in auction with an 8800.00 reserve. The dealer who made the offer won't buy it for that; neither will his client as the cost is higher to him at 8800.00 + 17.5%