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2022 vs 2021 AGE & ASE Anti-Counterfeit Notch

JazzmanJABJazzmanJAB Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭✭


I just received my 2022 1 oz. AGE & ASE and noticed the "Notch" has moved from 6 o'clock to 7 o'clock.

That's all.


  • Type2Type2 Posts: 13,985 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 18, 2022 9:07AM

    Copy that.
    Maybe it will continue as years pass to keep moving.

    Oh let see some pic.

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  • JazzmanJABJazzmanJAB Posts: 1,023 ✭✭✭✭

    @Type2 said:
    Copy that.
    Maybe it will continue as years pass to keep moving.

    Oh let see some pic.

    I'm guessing they might move it around the Clock. Next year 8 o'clock.
    Here are the pics I took.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That will help prevent precounterfeiting before release date of the coin, but after ASE's are sold then if they can duplicate the coin I would think they could duplicate the notch.

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  • Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good catch. Now I’m wondering if they will move it forward a tic each year? 🧐

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  • moursundmoursund Posts: 3,207 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They should remove just the proper reeds so that if you spin the coin against the edge of a playing card, it will produce the "shave and a haircut" rhythm.

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  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,229 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh no! Now we have notch varieties.

    If they can't keep it consistent then it isn't much of an anti-counterfeiting feature.

    Of course, a missing reed is not very secure as I would think it could be reproduced pretty easily. Now, if they had a double width reed then that might have been something.

  • Cranium_Basher73Cranium_Basher73 Posts: 2,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It'd be hilarious if the Chinese don't catch the new position on their counterfeits.

    Throw a coin enough times, and suppose one day it lands on its edge.

  • OnastoneOnastone Posts: 3,680 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So that's it- the notch placement is random for each year, the counterfeiters won't know where to put it until it's released.
    Forum members here will hold contests, where will the notch be for 23? It won't be too predictable, and checking weight won't be the only measure we'll be taking, we'll be looking for exact notch placement and keeping notch records. Great find @JazzmanJAB !!

    Has anybody counted the reeds lately?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It will be interesting to see how this feature changes over the years. I would expect it will not be predictable. That being said, I do not see that it is a real preventive feature regarding counterfeits. Certainly will delay them a tad. Cheers, RickO

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