Monday, August 09, 2021

Miracle headache cure

Here are two auction sales. (Not eBay.)

The upper coin sold for about $300+fees. The lower coin sold for about $600+fees. I do not have access to the coins, I merely stumbled across the photos online.

My first impression was that I was looking at two different coins. At least one of the coins is a modern cast forgery.

Several people suggested that it was more likely that both pictures show the same coin, before and after a 'repair'.

I am curious what my readers think. In the comments, tell me if you think these are one or two coins, genuine or fake, repaired or not. I can tell you that the reported weights are within 0.3%.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Pandemic in NYC

I haven't posted in a while.  Here is a photo of me in NYC during a height of the pandemic.

La Moneda restaurant, Jerome south of 175th st