or is there a chance that the NGC
details coin is a copy struck from the PCGS
In other words, could numismatic student's coin have once been used to create a counterfeit die, which would then account for the weak details seen on the NGC
details "coin" that was apparently mounted into jewelry?
or am I thinking too hard and out loud here?
Not at all, this is possibly one scenario I'm researching, we need to find more than one coin to prove it or hope the Carlyle Luer coin suddenly turns up, still looking the same, sans the
holder. Getting the coin edge examined is next, along with more and better photos of the coin in the current
slab. That is happening hopefully, as well as some more searching currently ongoing for more copies. Fingers crossed one way of the other we turn up something more. At this current time there isn't anything more to report (in a public forum), but rest assured we are all over it, and hope to get to the bottom of this mystery as soon as possible.
Fingers crossed we can.