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This unattributed NGC MS64 Buy-It-Now arrived over the weekend. Despite drab light gray toning on both sides (dipping would have helped so much), the extensive obverse and reverse die polishing caught my eye, which prompted a fish hunt. I have always been fascinated by the goldfish in the left reverse wreath; it looks like a twin to the one on the obverse. But my greatest fascination is, how on earth did two of them happen?
When in doubt... don't.
This was one that I discovered on someone else's coin, and I think the discovery coin ended up with Mark Kimpton at one time. Not sure where it is now. Given the heavy polishing lines on both sides, the clash must have been a doozy. Possibly the debris became embedded in one side, then was loosened and popped out during polishing. Usually showing up in a nice, frosty 64, this is a cool VAM that can be cherrypicked with some patience.
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