Dino, you misquote me out of context. The image I referred to was terrible, poorly lit,
and demonstrably insufficient for proper comparison. Simply look at the image shanxi
submitted for evidence of that, and of what a quality
image may look like.
These images, however, and in spite of your protestations, are more than sufficient for
comparisons (certainly good
enough for someone to spend a rather large amount of money
on the purchase of said item, and for others to have bid almost as much).
You are correct to claim that having the coin "in-hand" would be of benefit, but since
neither of us is in that position, then neither of us has an argument for or against in
that regard. We are left to utilise the evidence we have at hand: the images
You claim, falsely
, that I said it "could not possibly be a wreath
" on that image. Whereas
what I actually stated was that I was initially not convinced that it was a wreath
that is a very much different
statement to the one you falsely "quote". If you are going
to quote me, at least do it correctly. I also added that my doubts were due almost
entirely to the poor image
itself, something one tends not to do with excellent images.
I also noticed, in spite of your confident after-the-fact
statement, that you seem to have
chosen not to contribute your considered "wreath
" opinion during
"Images can be misleading", as you correctly state. But whilst these images are not
perfect (I don't know what you want in an image
) I would submit that they are quite
sufficient for this particular level of visual comparison, one to the other, before and after.
It is apparent that you will not agree with most of what I have submitted, and so be it
However, if I have helped someone else further in their education on what to look for in
coin, then I may have gone some way toward achieving something at least.