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  1. Just curious, can you not get full coin pics with the scope you use? If so, do they make a height extension?
  2. It looks like just several years ago the op's coin was peaking and going for 3x to 4x the current CoinFacts guide price of $200. Maybe most collectors that just had to have one dried up combined hoard BU rolls being broken out with the high prices.
  3. The doubled lettering posted and which I was noting, including some of the letters in "America" and "Dollar", are raised which is why I was asking about the op's reference to "incuse md".
  4. Forget older pricing, like that found in NGC Guide Prices, as the 5FS ones just are not realizing that any more. I always look up recent auction prices on both eBay and GC.
  5. That is the only CoinFacts option for a 5FS coin, as it's not PCGS FS or NGC 6FS. Around $200 retail seems consistent with recent GC and eBay sales in the range of $110 to $300 for a 1950-D 5C MS67 5FS coin. I find Collectors Corners prices to be very high retail, and you can ask for the moon so I don't go by asking prices. Also the 5FS coins used to go for more, so you may be looking at old pricing like that found in NGC Guide Prices. Figure wholesale at about 75% to 80% retail, if say sold on eBay or consigned to GC or HA.
  6. I think you mean DDR. I also see some notching, particularly visible at the "M" in "America", and agree it would be worth posting to the CONECA forum. I'm not sure what you mean by "incused md [machine doubling]", as doubling would be raised not incuse, unless you mean it's lower or step-like doubling with the coin in-hand. Look to see if this doubling visible is at the same level at the primary elements, indicative of true hub doubling like that shown in the attached infographic.
  7. Greenstang is correct that counterfeits have been around almost as long as coins have been struck, and definitely were around when the originals of that coin were being struck. Also it could be a more modern copy as valuable coins are targets of counterfeiters. We have helped as much as possible, and that coin is very likely a counterfeit of a 1902 5 Chon coin. The other types of 5 Chon coins are shown on Numista at the following link, of which that coin is not even close to being a match and would be for different years. Numista - 5 Chon Coins It has been identified as likely being a counterfeit, and you should be able to see that for yourself. If you don't believe us or your own eyes feel free to submit the coin to NGC (not NGK) for authentication, which would likely cost you around $125 including a membership just to verify what you should be able to see ... https://www.ngccoin.com/submit/how-to-submit/
  8. I see you posted in a duplicate topic with a change in wording ... This is not any "version" of the 5 Chon coin. It appears to be an unauthorized copy or counterfeit which has no monetary value. You should compare the coin in-hand with the legit examples posted if you don't see this. It's only value would likely just be sentimental since it was your grandmother's, counterfeit or not.
  9. There was a good topic on CCF about this type of coin wrapper damage with a bunch of example pics that match up pretty well ... https://www.coincommunity.com/errors/wrapping-machine-damage.asp
  10. Better focused cropped photos of both sides would be helpful, instead of a single shot of an enlarged scope screen. But it does look like the coin took a hit which indented and displaced metal like at the rim, "T", and bottom of the "R" which would not be an error. Also, I can't imagine how something like that could occur during coin production at the mint.
  11. I do collect chop marked Trade dollars, and was initially interested since it was chop marked and straight graded AU50. I think a few chop marks can add character to some of these, but when I clicked on the image link my eyes bulged out. I have no idea how PCG$ straight graded this ruined coin, but I guess if you decide to straight grade chop marked coins where do you draw the line and justify that.
  12. Hmmm, do you think the merchants added enough chop marks to this Trade Dollar?
  13. Either the letter gets knocked off, as at that time cents were solid copper which is a very soft metal, or something like grease or grit fills the die at that letter. I don't see any abrasions in the area of the missing "L" so it's likely from a grease filled die.