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Genuine Or Fake: 1865 Seated Liberty Dollar

 
 
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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BillbertGilbert to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello all, I hope this is the correct place to post this, and my apologies if not.
I've done a lot of studying, magnifying and second guessing, trying to figure out if this 1865 Seated Liberty dollar is genuine or not, and while I'm leaning in one direction, I'd love to hear any input and/or opinions on it from whomever would like to give it.

Weight: 26.5g
Diameter: 37.9

A fairly cheap caliper and digital scale were used for the figures above, so while accurate for the most part, likely could be off .01 or so +/-


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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SsuperDdave to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I fear there's very little question that it's fake. In addition to the classic "grainy" look of the devices, the date digits are all wrong.
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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date is off. Fake or altered into an 1865.
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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jaobler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I vote fake. The color suggests a non-silver alloy. The date digits look like they are the wrong style. Hopefully you didn't spend any money on it....
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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A worn looking coin, without much wear. JMHO
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 Posted 12/01/2017  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Notice the dark toning around the devices? That is a huge indicator that this coin has questionable authenticity and most likely has Chinese origins.

The date font is way off, too!
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 Posted 12/01/2017  10:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chesterb to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fake. Sorry
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 Posted 12/01/2017  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BillbertGilbert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, I figured. Thank you for the confirmation. While I did buy it, it was on the condition that I could return it if I learned it was fake. Thanks again for the input everyone.
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 Posted 12/01/2017  10:51 pm  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
100% fake. Sorry.
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 Posted 12/01/2017  11:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin looks like a cast fake as there are lots of pit marks and cast bumps in the fields.
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 Posted 12/02/2017  12:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Gee, looks just like my "replica"...
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 Posted 12/02/2017  4:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Liberty's head bothers me more than anything.



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