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Offline 1668Chris

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Re: Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction April 2014 - results are online
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2014, 12:53:57 PM »
Also, the rim on the reverse side is unusually thick while the obverse has no rim at all.  This does not match any 1996 gold unicorn 1/4 ounce.  This is very sloppy given the Mint has produced bimetals for several years before 1996.

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Re: Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction April 2014 - results are online
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2014, 02:00:50 PM »
Fortunately, the resolution of pictures at StacksBrowers website are excellent and pictures can be cropped and enlarged to see the details. Attached are another enlarged section. 1996 bimetallic unicorn shows many extra materials in the crevices of Chinese characters and number VS. 1995 (second picture). Clearly, the production die of this coin was copied from a coin not from a master die. The lighting may effect the picture. IMO, the differences are not all caused by the lighting.

The bidder may be able to examine the coin closely by looking into the displace box. However, the detail differences and defects can not be detected without a high power magnifier. 

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Re: Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction April 2014 - results are online
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2014, 02:19:43 PM »
Any contract lawyer online?

There has to be a mutual understanding between the seller and buyer that the item is authentic, not fake, in order for the "SOLD AS IS/NO RETURNS" to be valid?

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Re: Stacks Bowers Hong Kong Auction April 2014 - results are online
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2014, 03:41:00 AM »
I have another thinking.

Since it is 2 pieces of metal (de-attachable with force & skill), could it be that they are genuine pieces but were switched around?