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Help please with 1918s error coin (SLQ)... 8 looks like $ sign

 
 
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 Posted 08/28/2018  8:38 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Oneoff to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
*** Edited by Staff to Add Year / Mintmark / Denomination to Title. Titles are Important! ***

Hi. Anyone see this error before? Doesn't look like 8 over 7. All helpful info is appreciated. Value too. Thanks


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 Posted 08/28/2018  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, this coin is a counterfeit.



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Please explain
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 Posted 08/28/2018  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The date numerals bear no resemblance to the correct style for this series. See this eBay listing for comparison: 372417862364
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I'm a total novice in this field. I appreciate your feedback. anyone else want to weigh in on this standing liberty?
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 Posted 08/28/2018  9:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

It's counterfeit.
Besides the date being wrong, there are other
differences on both the Obverse and Reverse.
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Wow... How can a person trust a coin dealer if great looking fakes are on the market? I was sure the coin was real. How can someone make a fake with such amazing detail? UNBELIEVABLE!
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 Posted 08/28/2018  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Counterfeit. Date is the main "tip-off" for this being a fake.

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Thanks to all for sharing your expertise! Lesson learned. Glad I only paid $5
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I learned, too!

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 Posted 08/29/2018  06:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Wow... How can a person trust a coin dealer if great looking fakes are on the market?

There are "great looking fakes" on the market, but this isn't one of them. This one just screams FAKE! As mentioned the date font is all wrong there are raised blemishes all over it, the surface texture is wrong. Once you have a little experience something like this is laughable.
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I'm no expert on determining fakes. I believe some people do admire them in there collections.

Was curious if it is a fake, if it was 90% silver or not? Thanks, Doug.
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Was curious if it is a fake, if it was 90% silver

This is a typical Chinese Counterfeit.
It would contain no silver.

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To CCF! Right off the bat, I could easily tell that this was fake.
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 Posted 08/29/2018  4:31 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All of their 1918-S's have that same funky looking date. $1.39 apiece.
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