Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Mexican 8 Reales Us Trade Dollar Counterfeit

 
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Press Manager
Learn More...
United States
1411 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2019  1:15 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CCFPress to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
NGC - This farfetched coin combining the designs of silver coinage from two countries is a good exercise in authentication.

NGC graders recently spotted a very interesting coin submitted for authentication and grading. The coin was submitted as a US Mint Error piece. However, it is clearly not a United States coin, because Mexico's "Cap and Rays" design from their 8 Reales coin appears on what we will consider to be the obverse. Yet when you flip it over, the design is the reverse of a US Trade dollar! How could this be?



Read the Entire Article
Pillar of the Community
United States
5867 Posts
 Posted 11/21/2019  3:26 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I spy bored counterfeiters.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: http://goccf.com/t/359443&whichpage=1
If you want to buy something or sell something or just talk, shoot me a PM!
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
79171 Posts
Bedrock of the Community
United States
15991 Posts
 Posted 11/22/2019  12:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 8% mercury in the composition is interesting. Possibly included to raise the weight (density is greater than silver) and/or make the alloy softer to strike.
Gary Schmidt
Pillar of the Community
United States
627 Posts
 Posted 11/22/2019  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add joecoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this was issued by the 1836-1845 Republic of Texas, right after Benedict Arnold shot Alexander Hamilton in the basement of the Alamo.
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
79171 Posts
 Posted 11/22/2019  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I believe this was issued by the 1836-1845 Republic of Texas, right after Benedict Arnold shot Alexander Hamilton in the basement of the Alamo.
But before the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
Forum Dad
Learn More...
United States
20192 Posts
 Posted 11/22/2019  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And we didn't give up....
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

Coin Community Member eBay Sales

Certified Coins   Certified VAMs   Certified Errors  




Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2019 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.67 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05