Re: [MV] Mint or not mint, the question is...

Steven P. Allen (
Wed, 20 Jan 1999 17:49:11 -0600

At 11:40 PM 1/20/99 +0100, Andreas Mehlhorn wrote:
>Gary R. Downing schrieb:
>> I hate to rain on anyone's parade but "MINT" mean's "New or in it's
>> original condition, as a postage stamp, in <italic>mint</italic>
>> condition." (Webster's New Twentieth Century Dictionary.")
>> If you rub off Washington's immage from a coin and replace it with
>> Lincoln's, it can not be "MINT" no matter how much you polish it.
>Agreed 100 per cent. A pink Kettenkrad can never be "MINT" condition.

Actually, unless it has never been out of its delivery crate, NO Kettenkrad
can ever be in "MINT" condition. "Mint" means unused, essentially
untouched, as a new coin is at the mint.

Steve Allen

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