1) When a 1944 D is altered to make the first 4 appear to be a 1, the distance between the 9 and the altered 4 is significantly wider than on a genuine 1914 D cent.
2) The slope of the 4 is different between a 1914 cent and a 1944 cent. An imaginary line drawn down the slope of a genuine 1914 D cent will miss the bottom of the 1 of the 14. An imaginary line drawn down the slope of a 1944 D cent will intersect the bottom of the 1 of the 14.
3) The distance between the date and the edge of the coin is different between a 1914 cent and a 1944 cent. A genuine 1914 date is farther away from the edge than is the 1944 date.
4. The height of the 4 in both dates is taller than the 1. In an altered coin, they frequently leave the altered 4 the same height as the final 4.
Here is a sample alteration. See if you can detect the four items above in this sample. This one has a "bonus" indicator - see if you notice it.
Greetings to all numismaticks collectors. In the ongoing attempt to keep this coin &
Paper Money chatting place alive, and perhaps lively, Heron reports the following 'find'
for Sept 2015.
Wismariensis [AKA Wismar] III Pfening [This is not a typo or error. The first 'N' has a
short horizontal line over it. As most of youse knows, this is the older Germanic method
of denoting that this is a 'double letter' in the middle of a woid].
Dated 1845 S. This 'S' is for Heinrich Schroeder, Munzenmeister.
This coin is Copper and measures 19mm dia. Catalog #C 3e.
In 1845, the Kreis Wismar was owned by Grand Duchy Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Back story: Whilst el Heron was one day perusing the pre 1871 issues of Germania
on the good venue eBay, he noticed a listing for a German 'state' with a different
name than Wismariensis. Heron double checked the listing photo. The coin depicted
stated quite clearly Wismariensis. So, Heron acquired this item without knowing for
sure whether it would be a Wismariensis or some other issue. Turned out to be a
nice VF Wismariensis por seguro! At a bargain price. And not a counterfeit!
Although this coin is not a 'new' issuing authority for Heron's list, it is an upgrade
of one full grade. This is mostly a good thing, opinion.
Some time around 800 A.D., mas o menos, the area was settled by a tribe of folks
named Polabiens. [Not to be confused with the tribe known as Polans].
This group of Slavic folks lived between the River Trave and River Elbe. Gradually
The town was originally known as Vishemir. As named by the Polabiens.
First mentioned 1229. Apparently 'chartered' prior 1250.
1301 Mecklenburg became owner of this place.
Wismar was one of the 3 original founders of the Hanseatic League. The League was
founded in 1259 to defend against numerous Baltic Sea pirates.
1648 Sweden became owner of Wismar per "Peace of Westphalia 1648'.
1803 Sweden sold Wismar to Mecklenburg for 1,258,000 Riksdaler.
1945 Wismar became part of Soviet Zone in Germania.
Currently Wismar is in Kreis Nordwest Mecklenburg.
List of States of Holy Roman Empire Wikit.
Wismar history-Rachel Hildebrandt.
Standard Catalog Germanaina coins 1601 etc.
KM Standard Catalog World Coins.
Hi everyone....miss the "crowd" and wondering how the "oldie goldens" are doing.
Curious to hear what others' experiences have been with delays from foreign auction houses (don;t know if that's a topic that can get you in trouble).
I won a couple of lots in an Italian auction at the end of June, and paid at beginning of July. Vacation season (over there) ensued, and my first inquiry about delays received an automatic "out of office" email response. Now there is apparently a process invoving some kind of export bureaucracy. The lots needed to be "examined" before the paperwork could be issued. (Yes, in the meantime my credit card provider has been alerted).
One place I used to buy from frequently in Belgium got my purchases to me within 2-3 weeks routinely. I've dealt sporadically with some others, but this seems kind of extreme in terms of delays.