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 Posted 05/31/2023  6:56 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Saw this coin recently and thought about bidding on it. Lousy seller's pics, but what do you all think? Hate the rims dings. No idea what's up with the color. Bad pics or bad coin?

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 Posted 05/31/2023  9:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Assuming genuine, I'll say F-15, rim issues detract. Not a fan.
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 Posted 05/31/2023  10:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I used the "neutral color picker" in Picasa and it seems to look better. Too much rim damage for me.

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 Posted 05/31/2023  11:29 pm  Show Profile   Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah. I'd pass
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 Posted 06/01/2023  01:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, you're right. Shame about the rim dings. Curious to see what this ends up going for - current bid is $10, but 5 days to go.
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 Posted 06/01/2023  01:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm reasonably suspicious that this coin may not be genuine.

If it is in fact genuine, altered surfaces. Reverse looks to have been doctored (smoothed) and I'm pretty sure the obverse has also been smoothed, especially in front of the forehead area and the nose. The "jagged" look to the profile may be moved metal from the field or just damage, and the necklace and part of the date have been obliterated. perhaps by smoothing or polishing. Looks like it may have then artificially darkened with Deller's or sulfur cream or something similar since the color is also rather off. The broken rim from "ES" over to "OF" is extremely odd.

Hard pass at any price.
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 Posted 06/01/2023  07:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, paralyse. I can always count on you for an in-depth explanation. Helps me learn, for which I'm grateful. I'm also now noticing an area on the cheek that looks suspiciously like it's been filled/repaired somehow.
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 Posted 06/01/2023  12:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
good observation paralyse. I didnt notice some of these you pointed out but the surfaces to me look altered as well
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 Posted 06/04/2023  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Current bid on this is $29 with two days to go.
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 Posted 06/07/2023  7:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This coin sold for $46. I think it's junk after really evaluating it. Appreciate all the comments. You guys are improving my eye.
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 Posted 06/08/2023  02:11 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's real, all the known counterfeits have a shallow N in ONE on the reverse. This coin it's close to a Snow 1 date position and the N is strong. Likely the lighting and the reflection on the OF that looks strange.

F Details for me. Too many rim bumps - my personal hard pass area.
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 Posted 06/08/2023  06:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Blastenpene4 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I still say that it looks like a gouge on the cheek has been filled/repaired in some way.
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 Posted 06/12/2023  12:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
F-15 details, rim nics.
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