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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2009, 11:33:48 pm »
AVRELIVS is visible on the obverse and that is definitely a young, curly-haired portrait of the emperor.  Furthermore, it looks like a Spes advancing left reverse, but I can't make out the legends except for COS III.  Badly tooled...yes unfortunately.

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Re: Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #26 on: June 28, 2009, 10:38:38 am »
A couple more that have been worked on/over.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #27 on: June 28, 2009, 01:24:43 pm »
The Faustina is quite obvious, but the Galba is either "good" tooling or it was done some time ago and has worn down. 

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #28 on: June 28, 2009, 01:32:08 pm »
Like Noah, I see no tooling on the Galba As, perhaps slight old smoothing in the fields.
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Re: Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2009, 08:43:58 am »
More field work than a bean farm.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2009, 10:57:30 am »
This is from a thread in the fake area, but I had to post it here because of the tooling performed with reckless abandon.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2009, 04:23:25 pm »
That's an absolute classic.
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Re: Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2009, 01:06:10 pm »
All three have been listed by the sellers as tooled and/or smoothed.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2009, 01:51:42 pm »
The Galba looks untouched to me too.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2009, 02:05:13 pm »
The Galba in post 39 was advertised as having 'slight smoothing' by the seller.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2009, 03:54:38 pm »
Yes, I think I can see the marks of smoothing in the fields. But I don't think it's any more than that.
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2009, 08:15:11 am »
3 more advertised as having 'light smoothing'.
 

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #37 on: July 20, 2009, 04:59:00 pm »
On the first two you can see lighter areas in the fields where the smoother has been at work. The third is a better job; I wouldn't spot it from a pic.
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Re:Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2009, 06:08:38 pm »
This is a great educational coin here.  The person doing the field smoothing was doing a fabulous job, but evidently decided to quit halfway through.  Because of this, its fairly easy to see the smoothing.  Appears that a small bit rotary tool of some sort was used, looking at the uneven 'trails'.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #39 on: July 26, 2009, 08:10:16 pm »
aaaagggghhhhh!

WHY?  For the love of god do idiots continue on doing this?
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #40 on: July 26, 2009, 08:22:45 pm »
aaaagggghhhhh!

WHY?  For the love of god do idiots continue on doing this?

Because "idiots" keep buying them unfortunately.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #41 on: August 03, 2009, 07:36:25 am »
<Previous image and comments removed.>

The coin below is advertised as having been smoothed.

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« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2009, 09:51:03 am »
Advertised as "... lightly tooled ..."

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2009, 05:03:26 pm »
Thank for this post,
With the pictures being posted,
I am finally seeing what is meant by smoothed,tooled etc.
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2009, 01:58:14 pm »
The first couple of examples (hence the title) were about tooling.  My purpose for the thread, however, is primarily educational to show/learn about tooling (when available) and smoothing (seemingly always available).

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Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2009, 07:04:10 am »
This one reminds me of the awful "helmet hair" styles from the 1980's. 

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #46 on: October 07, 2009, 10:18:25 am »
I can't see anything wrong with this Constans.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #47 on: October 07, 2009, 11:46:28 am »
Neither do I.
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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #48 on: October 07, 2009, 01:02:03 pm »
Just looking at the tooling aspect - no comment on the smoothing.  The hair on the bust, the highest point of relief, apparently has the least amount of wear.  If you compare the face/hair to the rest of coin's condition, there is a radical difference in  consistancy.  Playing with coins in my slug box, I have achieved identical results by carefully enhancing the hair through use of a steel straight pin, buff the bust with a soft brass dremel brush and then repatinate with Dellar's.  (I've used a Victrola needle for this purpose.)  There's no doubt in my mind that this obverse has been worked.

And no, I don't sell any coins I've worked, I give those away.  To kids, as fundraiser donations, as swag for geo-caching, etc.

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Re: Badly Tooled Coins Here
« Reply #49 on: October 07, 2009, 01:20:00 pm »
I see some wear on the highest point (the diadem), little wear anywhere else.
I'm sure I've seen this kind of strange hair before and that it's just sloppy engraving
and quite normal. The legend and lower part of the bust do not show a high amount of wear in my opinion
but rather a less than perfect strike.
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