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Insulting blog?

Am I as well harsh?

After my weblog post on Wednesday about the 1976-D cent in the very same photo with a copper-colored 1943-S cent, I received a reaction from the sender.

He mentioned he saw my weblog. He mentioned he was insulted by it.

He wrote in component, “It’s my fault i sent such pics but for your information the 43 steel cent in the plastic holder is a genuine mint state coin (this is not even worth going into).”

But that was the point of the blog. It is some thing I hoped he would get into.

I accept that the photo was not the ideal, but was it so poor that the copper-colored 1943-S cent really was steel colored?

I have in no way received such a paired photo as that ahead of.

That’s what fixed in my thoughts.

In future will I get images of two coins with each other from another flea marketer that pairs, say a 1921 Morgan dollar with what appears like an 1804 dollar? Then the question accompanying it becoming one thing like is the 1921 date slightly doubled?

Will I get a photo of a 1907 Liberty Head nickel next to a 1913 with a question about the value of the 1907?

As a collector, I locate this puzzling.

The writer’s comply with-up e-mail said two dealers advised him to take his 1976-D cent to the Lengthy Beach show for additional examination.

That is good suggestions, even if I did not see a reason to give it in the photos I received.

The second e-mail ended with:

“I guess a bigwig like you, not a two to 3 year hobbyist like me, demands to be more mindful prior to jumping to conclusions.”

He asked my guidance

I gave it.

I wrote about it.

An editor’s job is not simply to serve as some automatic tips dispenser, it is also to ask questions and to bring topics to the interest of other people that they may benefit from. That is what I did with the blog.

This could be a straightforward case of bad photograph gets bad answer.

But my editor’s instinct says there was some thing far more there.

If I was harsh about it, I stand prepared to be rebuked by readers.

Buzz blogger Dave Harper is winner of the 2013 Numismatic Literary Guild Award for Ideal Blog and is editor of the weekly newspaper &#8220Numismatic News.&#8221


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