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edduns
Joined: 17-Oct-2013
Posts: 470
Straits Settlements 1900 5 Cents

Most members know I like error coins and keep an eye out for them. Well I seen this coin and he did say there was no patina and he thought it was cleaned. The pictures he posted caught my eye so I bought it for $3.00. When I received the coin I no longer seen the errors (face of Victoria). (The 5 extra metal was there and I cleaned the black on it) that caught my eye.

The picture on the left is mine and on the right is his. I believe he used a lot of Photo Shop.


 
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MonaSeaclaid
Joined: 21-Jan-2016
Posts: 354
I'm not sure about the errors but I'm definitely seeing some differences there.  For example on yours I see a scar on Victoria's eye that I just can't find in the seller photos.  There are a few other things like that too.
edduns
Joined: 17-Oct-2013
Posts: 470
Quote: "MonaSeaclaid"​I'm not sure about the errors but I'm definitely seeing some differences there.  For example on yours I see a scar on Victoria's eye that I just can't find in the seller photos.  There are a few other things like that too.
I believe it has to do with the lighting he shot with and all the Photo Shop garbage he did to the coin.
I believe it is the same coin because of the damage to the 5 - hard to find another one like that.​
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MonaSeaclaid
Joined: 21-Jan-2016
Posts: 354
I'm saying that I'm inclined to agree.  There's something weird going on here, photoshop seems like the most likely explanation.

That 5 is definitely still very interesting, and I still think the coin is very nice, but it has to be disappointing to have dealt with such a shady character. I'm sorry it's not the coin you expected and wanted.

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