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1853 gold $1 coin Fake or Real

 
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 Posted 10/10/2018  5:19 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add collector4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi I bought this 1853 $1 coin... I have doubts if its real or not.. Any advice?

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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add aristarchus123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks plated, unfortunately. Hard to say what is under the plating.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add collector4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I tried the magnet test. the coin didnt stick to the magnet. I think its made out of real gold.. but the coin looks very poorly the U out of aligned with the N.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add collector4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:37 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


I hope you did not pay much for this. Gold dollars are widely counterfeited and this piece has a lot of problems.

Many metals including copper and lead are not magnetic so....even if it's genuine, or a gold copy, it's not worth more than melt value, $55 tops.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
looks to be an ex jewelry piece. as for real gold it would need to be tested.
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add collector4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I paid $160 for it unfortunately
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 Posted 10/10/2018  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Perhaps you can take or send it back?
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 Posted 10/10/2018  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add collector4321 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Im trying to communicate with the seller.. I have buyers protection on it with paypal.. so I might open a claim if he doesn't want to give me a refund.. I told him I will return his coin
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 Posted 10/10/2018  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks really fake...
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 Posted 10/10/2018  10:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1796NoPole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh dear, this one screams fake. Even being heavily and badly plated, I can tell the reverse detail sharpness is a joke and gold dollars do not have a beaded border like that. The bad plating job was probably intentional to try to cover up its fakeness...
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 Posted 10/10/2018  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Certainly a fake. Hope you get your money back.
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 Posted 10/11/2018  01:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a fake, as you mentioned the U is wildly out of place, and the font stlye of the 1 in both the date and denomination is wrong.
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 Posted 10/11/2018  12:11 pm  Show Profile   Check TNG's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just open a dispute when time allows, be sure to send it back with tracking and insured and have the package weighed when at the PO and ask to have that shown on your reciept.
If you have a friendly small PO I'd even put the fake in the mailer right in front of them so they'll remember what you sent. Don't be all that trusting of the seller to pay you back, open a case no matter what he says.
Stick around here and you'll learn a lot and be more informed when buying in the future. to CCF
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