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 Posted 04/16/2018  4:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add radatat to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
When I first started collecting a few years back, a buddy showed me a coin with a number in it that I could hardly see. I seem to recall it as a ghost character but when I look that up there is nothing much about it with regards to coins. This 43 S WLH seems to have a CA, probably PMD. Just wondering what the ghost thing is all about.
Thanks

Rich





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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A die will strike up devices on a coin, or strike down incuse devices on a coin. If something is one the field and not raised or lower into the coin, then it is on the surface of the coin. If it is on the surface, chances are it was not struck there. Often stains, happen to coins altering the surface. They are not mint errors.
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 Posted 04/16/2018  5:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add radatat to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ok thanks Coop. So if it is in the surface of the coin, it may have added value? I think that was the case in the coin my friend showed me and he said it cost quite a bit.
My coin appears to be scratches on the surface and just chance
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It probably will not add value if something is on the surface. A coin scratch can drop the value of a variety by as much as 90%. People write on coins, put glue on them, alter them in a garage, run over them in a parking lot, skateboard on them on a cement floor altering them, burning them, baking them, cleaning them, use acid on them, but mercury on them, squash them in a vice, hit them with hammers, saws, sanders, file them down and on and on. All they do is alter them. Making them worth just as they were before, face value. These are not errors. They are just damaged. Of I forgot, also plate them.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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