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1911 Gold Half Eagle - How Can I Tell If This Is Real Or Fake?

 
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 Posted 10/13/2022  09:56 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Thomas23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



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 Posted 10/13/2022  10:08 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi that coin screams fake, but the first step to proving that would be to weigh it on a gram scale. It should weigh 16.7 grams. I am pretty sure that will settle it.
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 Posted 10/13/2022  10:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All you have to do is compare it to a photo of a genuine coin.
It is definitely a counterfeit. The stars are wrong, the date is wrong just for starters.

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 Posted 10/13/2022  10:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree the date logo looks wrong - the 9 should not be taller than the other numbers. And the reverse looks comical. Total fake.



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 Posted 10/13/2022  7:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wallyb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first thing that jumped out at me was the lock of hair which prominently covers the lower half of the space on the 'B'. Compare that with a genuine coin, for example the 1911 on the PCGS site. No question this is fake.
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 Posted 10/14/2022  07:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add burfle23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A lot to not like about this one...







Would be interesting if a sigma showed any gold!
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 Posted 10/14/2022  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are a lot of high quality gold fake coins on the market. but I would not put this one in that category. This one is a one look fake, and I would be surprised if the weight was correct. My guess is that the coin is not made from gold. The CCF members above provide more than enough information on how to tell that the coin is a fake.
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