R.V. Dewey is in search of examples of two unusual coins to photograph for research. Can our readers locate examples or provide more information on their background?Although I have several irons in the fire, I am presently doing research on the infamous Saint-Gaudens inspired, $20.00 gold coin. The first coin I am interested in is the Roman numeral 1907 .Omega. version and the second coin is the .Liberty Head. 1907 Arabic numeral $20.00 gold coin with the break in the top portion of the letter .G. in the word God. I would welcome any and all photographs of these two coins.
If you wish to remain anonymous; that.s fine, you have my word! I need some help with accurate, first hand information! In a perfect world, I would hope someone could put these two coins in my hands to photograph. The end result will be Macro images of these coins that I will gladly share for all to enjoy! Maybe even an accompanying article, with fresh information, to go with the photographs.
Any files on these coins you may have, I would like to read. Any personal information you may possess would be invaluable. Are you aware of anyone, anywhere with exclusive knowledge of these coins? (Collectors, Secret Service agents or any person(s) with first hand knowledge).
Can anyone please answer any or all of the following questions?
The ANACS web site has a few images of the "Omega" coins. Click on the photos to see full-size versions on the Flicker web site. -Editor
The high relief MCMVII dated pieces are also noteworthy as a target of one of the most infamous counterfeits ever known, the work of the mysterious .Omega.. Several diagnostic characteristics may help identify an example of one of the highest quality forgeries ever produced. The maker of these pieces, who has never been identified, signed his work. A tiny symbol .Y. that resembles the Greek letter omega may be found inside the eagle.s claw. Two patches of distinctive tooling marks are found on the obverse, in the hair to left of Liberty.s face and on the ray directly above the first M of the date.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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