Thanks bobby - that link is neat. I think I am still operating in the stone age.
Thanks also to half - but you need to complete reading the listing. I edited it. The Mexican 10 centavo is REAL. The edge of the coin (where it was filed) showed what I thought was a copper core, but I didn't really study it properly and I didn't run tests on the edge because I was worried about additional damage. Of course I KNEW IT WAS FAKE
because a Double double was impossible
Well, silverfox1 corrected me on that point - this particular year does come with BOTH dies double hubbed. So I tested the edge like I should have originally and found it was a silver sulfide toning which mimics an aged copper color.
Sometimes I will jump to a conclusion, when it meets what I think is right, but I always try to accept correction. In this case, Tom knows a whole lot more about the Decimal series than I do.
The Hermosillo mint in 1872 must have been opearting under primitive conditions. They were able to hub their dies but apparently needed to hub each die multiple times. Tom says the double double hub is actually more common in 1872 than is a single image hub.
Good object lesson for me about taking my time.
My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon http://ccfgo.com/TheUnrealReales
or from me directly if you want it signed.
Edited by swamperbob
06/01/2008 3:14 pm