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  1. I was in the mine they had at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago as a kid. It wasn’t real though, and I knew the difference. Even as a little kid I could tell when something was real or not.
  2. Conversely, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a current year P coin in change where I live, 60 miles from Denver mint.
  3. No coin shortage at the liquor store today. The hag in front of me was paying for her bottle of vodka in quarters, dimes, nickels, and cents. Slowly. She came up about 25 cents short and had to start over.
  4. I think of it as "numismatic psychosis". I'm not going to write up a thesis on it, but we see many people exhibiting similar behavior. (I said this thread was no longer worth bothering with, yet here I am. Maybe I have it too).
  5. https://www.maddieclashes.com/denominational-overlays/ Not sure if I see anything but could be from the eagle's wing I guess, check the overlays on the website above.
  6. If the "P people" called them legit and they aren't, and you posted it over there, it would be gone before you could hit refresh. gmarguli poses an ethical dilemma but without knowing the players or even what coins, it's difficult. Moxie15 causes me to rethink. Is the difference between 65 and 67 really the same as fake versus real though? As a "consignor" whose role is "to slab and sell". what is your obligation to your customer? At $10k value, I'd probably talk to an attorney. Doesn't seem like the "guarantee" would cover you as the middleman in a transaction where you knew another TPG called them counterfeits.
  7. gmarguli linked the discussion on the other forum on the very first page of this one. The jig was up early on. You act like that on forums, you get treated like that. I'm not sure all your word salad was worth it over somebody's sandblasted or Dremeled coin, but it's been fun.
  8. It has already mutated but I'd nuke it anyway, just to be safe.
  9. I use Numismedia, check auction results here and that other place, check Heritage, Great Collections and occasionally Stacks. If a price is abnormally high or low, I’ll check the coin images and description to see why. I don’t trust eBay as much but I’ll check there too.
  10. If you're keeping the coins, you can always go back through them at your leisure. I've found cool stuff under a microscope on coins I've had for 40 years. If you're looking to sell them all, you'll have to weigh the value of your time and effort. To me it seems like getting a new attribution and maybe a "discovery coin" designation is a long, time-consuming process, then it has to be published somewhere to get noticed.
  11. Seems to contradict another source (https://www.doubleddie.com/58201.html) - "A major turning point for hub and die production in the U.S. Mints came in the summer of 1996 when the Denver Mint opened its own die making shop". Otherwise this thread is no longer worth bothering with I think...
  12. Normally not good form, but you have to take into account the "body of work" on here from certain folks.
  13. I see evidence of split serif in upper left tip of first T and tip of the R, but it's hard to tell. FS-101 seems pretty obvious and it doesn't look like yours is it. Variety Vista lists an SDO-001 but I don't know what "SDO" stands for. Don't be afraid to take them out of 2x2 for better images. I gently pry up the staple ends with the tip of a pocket knife and extract the staples. Others might use a staple remover but they tear up the 2x2 and I typically reuse the original. Of course you have to be very careful using a knife around coins! Wear gloves, don't get fingerprints on the coins or sneeze/blow on them, etc.