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1795 Flowing Hair Dollar - Fake ?

 
 
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 Posted 03/14/2018  09:44 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ceinro to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello CoinCommunity users,

Someone found this coin inside a wall and asked me to tell if it is fake or real. Unfortunately I am not really passionate about numismatics but I have found a great community here and think you can tell if the coin is real.

Its weight is 27.4g .

My 2 cents it's fake but what do I know ?

Worth taking better photos ?

Thank you in advance.



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 Posted 03/14/2018  10:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the coin is a counterfiet. The rim and denticles are wrong for the date. It looks like it could be a cast copy and someone tried to remove the cast bumps.

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 Posted 03/14/2018  10:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Overweight by a half gram, with rim, lettering, stars all looking wrong - it's a pretty safe bet this one's bogus.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  11:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry about that.



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 Posted 03/14/2018  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Check Andrew99's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Andrew99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coins back then were not struck with a restraining collar which is why modern coins have a raised flat rim like this coin. That alone will tell you it is fake. Also the design details are quite a bit off.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  1:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to CCF! I'd write COPY on it and put it back in the wall.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  2:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'd write COPY on it and put it back in the wall.
Interesting idea, could make for a "fun" find for someone eventually.

I would probably keep it as a curiosity, but make sure it is somehow marked as illegitimate.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  2:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A horrible fake.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  2:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it's silver, I would sell if for melt value. No need for anyone to ever have to deal this fake moving forward.
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I have a feeling it's cheap magnetic metal.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  5:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jcook54 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I have a feeling it's cheap magnetic metal.


That would be my guess. If they were going to spend the $$$ on silver they might have tried to do a little better job. (You know you're fakes are weak when even I can spot them.)
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 Posted 03/14/2018  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ceinro to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks all for replys.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thecoinguy1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
99% of the ones found/posted here, seem to turn out fake/counterfeits/copies. We did see a real one last year, even I was surprised at that one.
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 Posted 03/14/2018  9:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
When the reverse bird look more like a turkey than an eagle - ta da!!
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 Posted 03/15/2018  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
and 100000% counterfeit.
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