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So what do you see wrong first? 1843 seated liberty dollar.  
 

 
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 Posted 01/13/2018  7:48 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Potbellypub to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was found by a friend in a box of antiques that had been in the attic since the 1940s . I already know itís a fake because of several things , one it has a medal alignment. What else jumps out at you? Hard to believe these were being faked and apparently circulated that long ago.

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 Posted 01/13/2018  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Check Ploopy's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Ploopy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wrong reverse
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 Posted 01/13/2018  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chinese counterfeit. Didn't know they were making them like this 40 years ago!
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 Posted 01/13/2018  8:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is so terribly bad that anyone with the slightest knowledge of the series would laugh rather hard.

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 Posted 01/13/2018  8:04 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The "snowflake" stars, don't know why, but my eyes/always go there first. Hey, that's a dollar, I just got hold of a fake Barber dime that had been circulated!
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 Posted 01/13/2018  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Potbellypub to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes all the above. The reverse wasnít even around till 1866 and the stars are horrible and it has a medal alignment and weighs 19.6 g and it has been circulated. How was this not caught? Crazybo thatís cool. Itís amazing what people will do even for a dime or the Henning nickel even that small a denomination.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  03:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The rims and denticals on the obverse told me it was fake while it was still loading. Hadn't even seen the reverse yet.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  07:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Potbellypub to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Condor101 the denticals and rims are horrible on both sides they are terribly weak and off center. Itís so bad itís hard to believe something like this can remain in circulation long enough to get worn. Crazybo what gave away the merc you found ? I would like to see it.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  10:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any collector who knows what a Seated dollar is will be laughing at this horrible counterfeit.

Here are the things I see:
1. Denticles
2. The reverse with IN GOD WE TRUST was not used in 1843.
3. The color is off.
4. At 2 o'clock on the obverse, it looks mushy.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  10:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Super thread, sorry I got here so late!
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 Posted 01/14/2018  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Potbellypub to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree silverdollar. Coinfrog you didnít get here too late .thanks for everyoneís participation.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  6:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wish there were more challenges like this - thanks!
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 Posted 01/15/2018  08:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Itís so bad itís hard to believe something like this can remain in circulation long enough to get worn.

It didn't, this isn't a contemporary counterfeit, it's a modern Chinese counterfeit. Probably less than ten years old.
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