Overlays only work if they are taken at the exact same magnification, the exact same angle, the exact same lighting and the exact same aperture setting/focus. And also that the coins have almost exact same strike crispness and Die Deterioration
Thanks you for your comments. What you say was taken into consideration.
I thought the very similar degree of device details on each coin pic I used, and each picture seems to have been taken perpendicular to the coins. After cropping each picture to the rims of the coin in all four directions, the NGC
pic was only 20 pixels off the size of the OPs pic. I resized it accordingly.
Rotational orientation was corrected using a transparency overlay and also straight line markers to compare angles on the pictures. I ended up with rotational variance of .02 in the NGC
pic...which I corrected.
I then tried to fine tune by focusing on a specific device and zooming in to high magnification to resize, using transparency option to overlay, the specific device. This procedure was done on multiple devices starting from the top each time.
Upon doing this multiple times using the 8, the first 1 in the date, the first letter A in Canada, the last letter A in Canada, and finally the number 5, the results were always some great alignment with some devices while others were off.
The shape of the loop of the 9 on the NGC
coin is larger and more oblong side to side. The 1s in the date are wider on the OPs coin. The top of the 5 in the OPs coin is a little more thick. The holes in the 8 are of different size and shape (but not as much as the 9 and could be just problems with the pic).
Does this PROVE the coin is a fake? No - science demands direct observation of data to be called science. Is there a possibility I missed something? Yes...absolutely.
From experience and what I have seen here, I personally would want to see this in hand with a known real coin before I bought it. On this forum can be found threads I posted some years ago now where I deliberately bought fakes and did similar posts on them while sharing the results.
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" more than what IS
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