Greenstang

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    Greenstang got a reaction from Greg Bradford in What happened to this 1955 Penny?   
    Let me start by saying excellent pictures.
    Everything that you are showing is PMD, I cannot see any true errors anywhere.
    Sometimes it can be difficult for new collectors to tell the difference between errors and damage. One thing to remember is that it is only an error if it happens during the actual striking of the coin, anything that happens after that is damage, even if it happens in the mint. There are a limited number of things that can happen to create an error but there are countless things that can create damage. Things like dings, scratches, distorted letters,  markings that appear to look like numbers and letters, discolouration, counter stamps are all considered damage. 
    By reading some of the numerous websites available, you can quickly begin to learn the differences. Here are two that I find are informative.
    error-ref.com
    wexlers
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Woods020 in 1942-S Mercury Dime - Weird Rim Deformations?   
    You have partially described what a Rim Fin or Finning as some call it. It is a thin flange of the metal that extends over the edge of the coin usually caused by excessive striking pressure which causes the metal to squeeze out of the thin gap between the die neck and the collar. Once these have been put into circulation, the fin gets folded over the rim.  Not much value once they have been folded over but if you can find one that isn't folded, then you would have one with some value.
    Nice photos showing where it is folded over.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1959 D nickel possible DDR /DDO   
    It has some value, it's worth five cents.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1940 nickel is there any value here   
    Pretty well worn and scratched. You might get a couple of dollars for it on eBay.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1998. Wide am lincoln cent   
    Yes, the 1998 WAM has a premium. Nice find.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Just Bob in I have a 1776 Continental Coin Real or Fake?   
    There are several factors including a genuine coin is sold silver, not "silver and something else" but the easiest way to tell is that it is stamped with an R which stands for Replica.

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    Greenstang got a reaction from Tridmn in Wheat penny.   
    Your 50% correct, Its PMD
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    Greenstang got a reaction from ronnie stein in 1982 Lincoln question   
    I wouldn't say the OP is a "newbie" with 214 posts.
    He asked a question and then corrected himself  and "put this one to rest" with an apology..
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1964 Black beauty?   
    Welcome to the Forum-
    Agree with JKK.
    We need a clear cropped photo of each side to determine anything. No need for all the extra background.
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from ronnie stein in 1982 Lincoln question   
    Good diagnosis Greg
    I was going to say that it was PMD even before seeing the second photos due to the fact that what you have would be impossible to happen during the striking of the coin. You don't always need to know how it happened but how it didn't happen to determine if it is an error or PMD
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in Coin identification and care questions   
    Welcome to the Forum-
    That Double Eagle is about an ounce of solid gold and probably worth around $2200.00. Nice gift to get.
    That plastic case means that it has been graded by PCGS with a grading of MS62. Do not take it out of the case as that is proof of its authenticity.
    The green on your cents is corrosion on the copper, something like when copper water pipes start to turn green in areas.
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1941 nickel possibly double struck on reverse   
    Brad, If you are going to be looking for error coins, I suggest you read a couple of sites devoted to errors and Doubled Dies. This will give you an idea of what to look for. It seems that everything you have posted lately is not even close.
    Error coins site-  error-ref.com
    Doubled Die site-  wexlers doubled dies
    Also FYI, here is a picture of a Doubled Struck coin. Notice how the second strike affects both sides and is the same image as the first strike.

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    Greenstang got a reaction from KarenHolcomb in Reeded Lincoln?   
    I'm going to go with your first thought Greg and say it is damage from a hit. You can see from your side shots (excellent pictures by the way) where the rim has been raised from the metal being pushed in. This would not happen during the striking of the coin.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Alex in PA. in 1 Dollar 1850-D gold coin   
    Pictures are still out of focus but from what I can see, I would say it is counterfeit. I have seen this counterfeit before.
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from GabeClark in 1 Dollar 1850-D gold coin   
    That helps to verify my previous statement of it being counterfeit, the weight should be 1.7g.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from GabeClark in Deleting ad   
    This is the Forum for selling coins, if you post here it is assumed that you are selling the coin.
    In the future, you only need to post it once, you don't get faster results with multiple posts. As it turns out on your other posting, the coin is counterfeit so you can't sell it anyway but always best to inquire first if your not sure.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from GabeClark in 1 Dollar 1850-D gold coin   
    Pictures are still out of focus but from what I can see, I would say it is counterfeit. I have seen this counterfeit before.
     
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    Greenstang got a reaction from GabeClark in 1 Dollar 1850-D gold coin   
    Always show both sides of the coin when posting. Also take it out of the 2x2 when shooting to avoid glare.
    This applies to your other post as well.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from bsshog40 in Reeded Lincoln?   
    I'm going to go with your first thought Greg and say it is damage from a hit. You can see from your side shots (excellent pictures by the way) where the rim has been raised from the metal being pushed in. This would not happen during the striking of the coin.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in Real or Fake 1974 aluminum cent?   
    First of all , even if it was genuine, it is illegal to own as they were never released to the public and are considered government property so it could be seized as some that have already been. Also the weight should be .93 g.
    There are many Chinese counterfeits of these out there that you can buy for less than 2 dollars so you can see why I am sceptical of it's legitimacy.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 1943 copper penny   
    Welcome to the Forum-
    What you have is a case of wishfull thinking. There is no way that a TPG would certify that as a genuine 1943. You have to be able to readily identify the date which in this case you cannot. The best that you have is a well worn Wheatie worth it's value in copper.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in 2008P Quarter Strike Error   
    Agree
    Not a mint error,  just a badly damaged coin worth 25 cents.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Kimm in Newbie (Brand new)-Inherited Coins and have no idea where to start   
    Hi Kimm
    Welcome to the Forum.
    In order to help you, we are going to need some information. Are they all US coins? What years and denominations? Are there any silver coins?  Also the grade of a coin  makes all the difference in it's value. If there is something you think is special, post a clear photo of both sides and someone here will be able to help you. 
    By knowing what you have will help us in determining what to do with them.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from Modwriter in Coin appraisal   
    I'm not sure as you didn't state how much you know about coin collecting, but there are about a dozen coin dealers in Edmonton plus I think there is a local coin club. Maybe getting in touch with one of them might be a good start. It is hard for anyone here to help with what you have when you don't give us any details about the collections.
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    Greenstang got a reaction from RWB in Questions about coin value, mistakes, and most general information   
    Welcome to the Forum-
    You are probably referring to the initials AW for the designer Adolph Weinman which show on all Mercury dimes. The mint mark is on the reverse.
    Also it is a good habit that whenever you ask a question about coins, please accompany it with a large clear photo of both sides. This will better help us in answering your question.