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Curious for more info about this coin... | Ellis Island fake

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IArden13
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 Posted 03/14/2012  04:48 am Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add IArden13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

It's a coin the size of a Morgan dollar and weighs 19.1 grams. Wanted to know its history, if any, and what its actually made of.





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 Posted 03/14/2012  05:53 am  Show Profile Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a chinese fake most likely the Statue is based on the 1986 design not 1906 as she apeared back then. There are a few threads in CCF about them, does this coin stick to a magnet? Most were made from casting and not struck from dies. Possible composition of pewter or other white metal, probably no silver content.

http://www.coincommunity.com/forum/...PIC_ID=87398

The counterfeiters were most likely trying to copy the 1986 and got the date wrong.

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Yep, it's a cheap Chinese counterfeit "fantasy error coin". Whatever it's made of, it won't be made of silver.

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Most were made from casting and not struck from dies.

Actually, most are struck, but struck from crude cheaply-made dies with very little detail.

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The counterfeiters were most likely trying to copy the 1986 and got the date wrong.

You can see the remnants of the "8" still there; it was deliberately changed to a "0". So it's more likely the counterfeiters were hoping you'd be fooled into thinking it was either (a) a genuine coin from 1906 or (b) it was some kind of scarce error coin with the wrong date.
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 Posted 03/14/2012  2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IArden13 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes it does stick to a magnet, thank you everyone for the info, its a nice strangr coin I'm adding to my collection.
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