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 Posted 03/13/2019  9:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add jess2014 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
hi I have this coin not sure if its fake or not have done the maganet test and it doesn't stick to the maganet think its been a broach at some poin thans fiona

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 Posted 03/13/2019  9:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
FAKE FAKE FAKE.
Just compare to picture of genuine Morgan.
Not even close.

But to the CCF anyway
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 Posted 03/13/2019  9:23 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
yes, the coin, is a fake..
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 Posted 03/13/2019  10:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add eternallogan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Type " Morgan dollar" into google and compare that coin to yours. Appears to be a crude counterfeit.
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 Posted 03/13/2019  10:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ironhorse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It may appear as a fake but the tooling and enameling that a jeweler did to turn a silver dollar into a late Victorian brooch make it look like anything but authentic...maybe not any longer.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  01:52 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't know, common Morgan made into jewelry seemingly a long time ago - I see no reason to suspect counterfeit. The raw material probably only cost them the $1 face value. I think they just "enhanced" the obverse.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  02:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you have a small smooth magnet that's very strong, you can try tilting the coin and see if the magnet slides slowly down. If it slides fast, it's not silver. Do the same thing with a fairly large recent non-silver coin to compare.

You could put plastic wrap on the coin to protect it.

If the magnet isn't strong enough, it will slide fast. If it's hard to remove from your refrigerator, it should be strong enough. A neodymium magnet should work.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  02:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am opposed to this idea of sliding magnets against potentially valuable coins. It's just bad advice.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  03:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pauldog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wouldn't it be safe with 2-3 layers of plastic wrap? A flip would normally work, too, but this coin has those projections on it.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  05:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks like tramp art, probably on a real coin. A jewelry store or coin shop could tell you whether it has any scrap value, which would be $10-15 at the most.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  08:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Regardless of real or not, now damaged.
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 Posted 03/14/2019  08:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add srcliff to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just my opinion of course but if it was a copy or fake made just for jewelry, why put a reverse on it? Also, either way I think it's kinda cool looking, I'd keep it as an oddity.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  11:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Probably real but the obv has been extensively "reworked" as part of the enameling process.


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I am opposed to this idea of sliding magnets against potentially valuable coins. It's just bad advice.

True but this isn't a potentially valuable coin.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A very poor fake.
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 Posted 03/15/2019  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yikes!



to the CCF!
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 Posted 03/15/2019  12:25 pm  Show Profile   Check babysitr's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add babysitr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
how about size and weight?.I agree with frog, Yikes
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