After traversing though this sub-forum over the past couple days, looking at fake reports
and the multitude of tooling that occurs, paranoia is now rampant in my naive coin collecting mind. I'm curious about this Hadrian denarius that just arrived in the mail from a reputable
So, we know what you are saying. If you've read the related comments on another board, they also make clear that, thus far, silver tooling is not commonly seen from that particular source. Although silver tooling does happen, it tends to be tougher to do, and then more crudely obvious. That's not to say that recent bronze toolies from that source have been subtle - anything but - nor that I would rule anything out, just that silver doesn't attract more than usual suspicion. Of course any bronzes from that large, high-feedback German seller do justify extreme paranoia.
If you review the "Badly Tooled Coins Here" thread you'll find a range of examples to suit all distastes. Here was a recent silver toolie:http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=53363.msg497511#msg497511