Geez!

Geez!

Post by Mike or Karen Lock » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00



An apparently undergraded PCGS MS65 slab.
Have a look at the picture in the current Patriot coin auctions at:

http://www.patriotauctions.com/currentauction/currentauctiongifs/Lot4...

(no they didn't put me up to this)

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                  Most things worth doing aren't easy.

Mike is EAC #4357, LSCC #1636, JRCS #841, ANA #R-170301, CCS #F11, SPPN

Visit our home page http://www.rahul.net/karenml for a coin book review,
coin want list, coin for sale list, 20th century US coin hub list, and
California fractional gold attribution/price guide.

 
 
 

Geez!

Post by Steve Cindr » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>I sure dont think we could tell from that pretty but low resolution
photo.
>Ray Hearn


>>An apparently undergraded PCGS MS65 slab.
>>Have a look at the picture in the current Patriot coin auctions at:

>>http://www.patriotauctions.com/currentauction/currentauctiongifs/Lot49.
gif

>>(no they didn't put me up to this)

>>--

>>                  Most things worth doing aren't easy.

>>Mike is EAC #4357, LSCC #1636, JRCS #841, ANA #R-170301, CCS #F11,
SPPN

>>Visit our home page http://www.rahul.net/karenml for a coin book review,
>>coin want list, coin for sale list, 20th century US coin hub list, and
>>California fractional gold attribution/price guide.

A different kind of "buyer beware"....

I recently purchased a scanner and have been having a lot of fun with my
Civil War Tokens. Be advised that even a rank amatuer like me can make
any coin look like anything I want with the proper software.

For the same reason, I will never believe any photogaph I see again....

Steve in Mich.

 
 
 

Geez!

Post by TomDeLor » Sat, 08 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>A different kind of "buyer beware"....

>I recently purchased a scanner and have been having a lot of fun with my
>Civil War Tokens. Be advised that even a rank amatuer like me can make
>any coin look like anything I want with the proper software.

>For the same reason, I will never believe any photogaph I see again....

>Steve in Mich.

A couple of years ago I spotted a photo of an 1881 3 cents nickel in an
 adverti***t that had a completely different style date than is normally
 found on that coin. As a researcher, I was of course interested in the die
 variety. I eventually found out that somebody in the advertising department of
 the magazine had seamlessly pasted the date from a different coin onto the
 photograph of the 3cn simply because the advertiser had requested a picture of
 a coin of that date and none was available. The alteration was perfect. The
 advertising dept. was not trying to fool anybody, and was completely unaware
 that this was confusing to the hobby.