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VarietyFanVarietyFan Posts: 33 ✭✭✭
edited February 12, 2024 8:55AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

I bought this coin at a small coin show in Denver some 15 or 20 years ago. I like the crazy re-punched date. I've gained a lot of education since then and I hadn't looked at this coin in a long time. I feel the coin is suspicious. It has real grainy surfaces. It may be hard to see in my pictures but the grainy surface is in relief. I'm suspecting this is a fake made with spark erosion (EDM) dies. But I'm hoping I'm wrong and that it's legitimate. I'm hopeful someone here will have knowledge they'll share about this piece. I might be able to get some closer up pictures if needed. Opinions appreciated. Thanks

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  • Does the weight check out?

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2024 6:04AM

    Hi again EJ!

    My opinion is that you are an alt and should:
    a. Be Banned
    b. Get a life

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/1099812/thank-you-pcgs

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,360 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it's genuine.

    Everything shoddy that you are seeing on this coin is typical for this poorly made issue. You are right to question it based on appearance but it's good. Uneven rims, grainy surface and repunching are all typical for this gold coin.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • VarietyFanVarietyFan Posts: 33 ✭✭✭

    dsalesco: I just weighed it. My gram scale is a cheap one made for cooking and only reads in full grams. But it shows 8 grams so it's certainly in the ballpark.

    MFeld: Thank you! Embarrassingly I didn't even realize that category existed.

    lermish: Jeremy, I don't know what your beef is with E. J. but maybe you should grow up, be a little more professional and contact him directly and work it out instead of spending your time on conspiracy theories, throwing stones and spewing your unsolicited opinions? Personally you're behavior makes me wonder what your idea of "a life" is. Unlike some that hide behind a computer he's easily accessible. Regardless, please stop erroneously accusing me of being someone I'm not. Thank you.

  • VarietyFanVarietyFan Posts: 33 ✭✭✭

    sellitstore: Wow, thank you! This is fabulous news! :) I appreciate your time. Can you educate me at all on why the surfaces are so grainy?

  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @VarietyFan said:
    dsalesco: I just weighed it. My gram scale is a cheap one made for cooking and only reads in full grams. But it shows 8 grams so it's certainly in the ballpark.

    lermish: Jeremy, I don't know what your beef is with E. J. but maybe you should grow up, be a little more professional and contact him directly and work it out instead of spending your time on conspiracy theories, throwing stones and spewing your unsolicited opinions? Personally you're behavior makes me wonder what your idea of "a life" is. Unlike some that hide behind a computer he's easily accessible. Regardless, please stop erroneously accusing me of being someone I'm not. Thank you.

    EJ - I have no beef with you other than your various alt accounts and trolling. Other than that, carry on.

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