Travis Hale

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    Learning the Ropes
  1. Travis Hale

    1958/9 Wheat Penny Mint Error?

    Thank you Bob, should I send this to the treasury to be authenticated, or the NGC? I’m just very curious about how it happened, hence an aspect of my hobby/collection process....
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    1958/9 Wheat Penny Mint Error?

    All I definitively know, is there is a 9 there & not connected to the lamanation error spot separate from the 8 when you view it through the spectrum device. The only other person I showed this to was my wife, lol, and she clearly said she saw the 9 as well & I promise for her to say that about my hobby is pretty much stating what is seen. Thanks again Bob for helping me and let me know anything else if you’re interested in doing so. Be blessed....
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    1958/9 Wheat Penny Mint Error?

    Thank you sir much for the quick response. Just 2 issues with your response. I used 20 mp pics but am limited to this forums file size limit. I can send them to you through email if you’re interested in helping further. Second, I used a Government grade forensic scanner that took pictures of the 9 plainly standing out under the eight. I can take pictures with this device as well & send them if again, you’re interested any further. The device pairs white light with both spectrums of infrared & UV at the same time while shooting a directional laser in which gave me view of the 9 date. I’m never the type to say I’m completely right under any circumstance, I definitely defer to your expertise in this area and I’m positive you’re familiar with much better devices than I’m even using, so I’m hopping it gives you a little more insight & possible interest in helping me further. I definitely know it’s a very odd strike, but that’s where the light spectrums that aren’t immediately clear would give you that conclusion especially depending on how the pictures look on your end if any different. I do know it’s extremely rare to ever have much less posses a transition error such as that especially with no others to go by for this years change. I do know it has happened before the 50’s, but I’m sure the technology & quality control of the mint increases in magnitude every year. I never thought twice about this cent in my collection until I was getting my personal collection ready to send for grading by you guys. Sorry for the long response & if you do want the scattered spectrum pictures included with more regular ones please let me know if I can get it to you in full quality. If by the 1 in a quadrillion chance that it is a transitional mint error, I would definitely want your advice on what I should or shouldn’t do with it. I would love for you guys to be the ones to discover release & grade with all my other coins unless you suggest otherwise. Thank you & I appreciate you for any time, help or advice you expend. God Bless. Travis Hale.
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    1958/9 Wheat Penny Mint Error?

  5. Travis Hale

    1958/9 Wheat Penny Mint Error?

    I have found nothing on this. I’ve had this coin a long time. Has this strike ever happened before? Thanks
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    1944 zinc coated steel placket.

    Copper’s not magnetic.. I ran all test for age & any kind of modern plating was not done. Sticks to magnet. The weight is wrong for a fake & the planchet is wrong for a fake. The only idea I have are the overseas steels we were playing at the time. The top part is zinc also btw.
  7. I did all test possible & they check out. Any opinion guys & yes the magnet works....
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    How to prove a proof?

    I agree, I shouldn’t shoot off the top of my head, lol. I’ll make sure to be accurate. Merry Christmas
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    How to prove a proof?

    I was wrong of 1902. It was 1909 closing. PCGS also talks about the two-beer Morgan from New Orleans.
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    How to prove a proof?

    https://www.numismaticnews.net/article/branch-proofs-mysterious-and-valuable
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    How to prove a proof?

    I believe you absolutely, but there were what were called branch proof coins & New Orleans was ordered to produce some which they did right under 1000 before being closed in 1902. There are some that exist found in the ‘60s when some silver act was lifted. I would hope to see one one day, but I’m not crazy enough to believe I have the one... just trying to learn how to prove these things. Thank you for your advice. I appreciate you...
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    How to prove a proof?

    I researched & there were two bags transferred to The treasure vault in the back part & those coins were released in the 60’s. Although, I’m definitely a guy that believes if something is too good to be true it usually is. They minted right under 1000 of them before being shut down in 1902. I’m getting a forensic magnifier soon & I’ll know for sure. Thank you....
  13. I tried all the normal test about it, but is this a genuine? I appreciate your advice! ill post another I have that is toned same mint & year