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New Test Cut Page
« on: April 27, 2016, 09:23:28 pm »
Test Cut - click it to see it.  Please feel free to correct or expand the new page. 
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Re: New Test Cut Page
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2016, 11:56:50 am »
Well done.  I particularly liked this section:
"Unfortunately, the damage caused by test cuts detracts from the eye appeal, and thus the value of cut coins to modern collectors. There is no formula to determine the impact on value, but the reduction in value corresponds to the loss of eye appeal caused by the cut. The location and size of the cut clearly matter. A tiny edge cut may have very little impact on value. A cut that nearly splits a coin in two or that obliterates details of the type will likely slash (pun intended) the value of the coin."

I know I am weird but I find those cuts 3/4 across and all the way through a coin interesting in what they say about the society that used these coins.  I don't know that I would pay more but there comes a point on any fault where it starts adding morbid curiosity like side show attractions in carnivals back when such things were politically correct.  My parents had friends who were Siamese Twins but to me 65 years ago they were just interesting ladies.

Perhaps the next section will cover holed coins???

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Re: New Test Cut Page
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2016, 01:46:52 pm »
Next time I have a coin that is cut 3/4 across and all the way through, I will let you know. :)

I can't think of much to say about holed coins. I will have to ponder that for a while.
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Re: New Test Cut Page
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2016, 02:30:16 pm »
From a collection standpoint, the question on holed coins is whether price/value relates to how , when or why a hole was made or if they are simply the kiss of death to a coin so it makes no difference.  I have a coin with ancient iron nail residue that I consider more interesting than one holed for jewelry.  A coin with multiple holes carefully placed to affix the coin to, perhaps, a coffin or to make the coin into something might also be a step up.  I'm sure you have seen Indian copies of Roman coins with two side by side holes.  Perhaps there is a question of rank when the best example of a coin in terms of wear or other condition factors is 4x holed.
http://www.ancientcoinage.org/holy-land--biblical-coins.html

How is the second gold Tribute Penny affected by its hole? 


 

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