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Offline aragog

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Fat Man Year 3
« on: March 10, 2015, 11:39:41 AM »
I know it is quite quiet recently in this section.
I got an offer on this nice looking coin, but would like to hear your expertize on genuity and its current price before making decision.
Thanks

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Re: Fat Man Year 3
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 04:34:12 PM »
Personally, I will not buy 100 year old raw UNC .800 purity silver coin without any toning at the rim, especially, the coin looks like being struck recently. In general, this coin has a weak, soft-looking strike, especial the lower half of the obverse; some designs are tough to see.
 
IMO, this is a very high quality reproduction. Red marked areas show some small, but visible pimples. The blue marked area shows an unusual concaved surface which does not appear in genuine coin.

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Re: Fat Man Year 3
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2015, 05:02:40 PM »
Good eye! (poconopenn, not "the big guy")

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Re: Fat Man Year 3
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2015, 06:00:10 PM »
Thanks for saving money one more time.
The absense of rim toning and specific color reflects that the coin very probably was cleaned with CH3COOH.But what makes meworry moreis that allmy four signs for recognizing fakes failed this time. There is some"pimplescloseto theeye,others are more like scratches or marks of coin contacts. Now will wait for other unc Fat Man,but I am now defenseless against copies again