whats going here then?
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Welcome to the Chat Board alexhth.

When showing photos, please include a full shot of both sides, it helps in diagnosing a coin. Also include the year and denomination in your heading.

I'm not quite sure what your question is and I don't even know what I'm looking at. Whenever you increase the size of a coin that much, you are going to find some anomalies. Even TPG's don't recognize anything over 10 power.

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What you are seeing is just reflection.

Welcome aboard and what he said ^^^^^^^

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yea but a hundred year old coin you are not going to get a image thats crystal clear, I can't see how reflection follows a lip, just off the edge. With out it being another layer.

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I can understand not going more than 10x magnification, but it's not as if, that makes those details fake.

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Welcome to the boards. Let me start by asking you a question. Do you know what the term “proof” refers to. It’s not simply a shiny a coin and you may be able to answer your own question by making sure you understand that term first and foremost.

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yea but what I am trying to achieve is not to make a mistake, I have to be 100 percent. Something I am not at this stage. I can see layers, in which I thought was easy to see by the pictures, I am not trying to prove you all wrong, I am just trying not to sell it for scrap, when there is a possibility I could be wrong.

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55 minutes ago, alexhth said:

yea but what I am trying to achieve is not to make a mistake, I have to be 100 percent. Something I am not at this stage. I can see layers, in which I thought was easy to see by the pictures, I am not trying to prove you all wrong, I am just trying not to sell it for scrap, when there is a possibility I could be wrong.

You are looking for a nonexistent phenomenon. I understand you asking about it, and there's nothing wrong with having done so, but it's nonexistent. Now you know. Or choose not to.

If you go to a small fishing pond in Kansas, and you bring the gear to catch tuna, and someone there tells you there ain't no way you're going to hook a saltwater fish in fresh water, and suggests you take a look at the normal range of where tuna swim, would you spend a couple hours casting your line in the freshwater pond just to be 100%? Or would you go figure out where the fish actually live?

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I choose not to. you can also own a cook book, learn the best meals that everyone will call you a great chief, yet still not turn every page.

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is it true that the "L" in B.L.P look's longer in the proof, then a normal strike. Or does that vary  on a 1915 5$

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also is the bottom star on the left is the gap smaller than that of a normal strike, or does that vary

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