The Armour coin equivalent to the Comstock Lode just happened a few weeks ago when, lets call him, "4seasons" from upstate NY put a silver Pee Wee Rese up for auction on EBay. The winner shelled out$750 or it and then sent it to me to authenticate just in case he had to return it as a fake. The only other silver I have seen on EBay in the last 17 years was a silver Berra in the Drier collection auction [ see blog # 12 "Auctioning of the Drier Collection"]
If your interested in seeing a fake one see blog 19 Hi Ho Silver..........
The good news for the buyer and seller this time is that the coin passed all my testing and has thus been labeled authentic by ArmourPhil.
I took pics while I had it in my hands.
Scratches on the front and some collapse of the cheek from lack of plastic filling the mold. Back shows 3 divits on he right again from lack of plastic and some more scratches. This will not be a high PSA grader, but it, to the best of my ability it is REAL.
It is also opaque, but that's OK since both of the silvers owned by renowned collector Doug Stultz are also opaque.
After contact with 4 seasons it appears that at least 2 more silvers are in existence and believe it or not they are a correct Mantle L-R and the correct two words Trucks