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1826 Coin - Capped Bust Obverse - Draped Bust Reverse

 
 
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 Posted 08/17/2019  11:02 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi folks,

I saw this posted on a UK Coin Group on Facebook.

Looks like a fake coin since the reverse should be different for what is shown on the obverse.

I asked the person for the weight, they said 13.5 grams.




Is this sort of fake common? Any info about it that I can provide back above me showing that a legit one should look like?

Thanks,
Ken
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 Posted 08/17/2019  11:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a first for me! Perhaps some pics were mixed up?
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 Posted 08/17/2019  12:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jfransch to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a scan of the reverse of an 1826 Half Dollar. Is the owner looking to sell the coin? I collect half dollar fakes and would be interested.

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 Posted 08/17/2019  2:03 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a picture of the edge that was posted.

Says the edge says fifty with two stars one either side.
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 Posted 08/17/2019  2:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tell us, is the coin actually listed or described as having these incongruous sides?
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 Posted 08/17/2019  3:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin was not being sold yet, they were asking for an idea as to the price.

I pointed out the mismatch in the sides.
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 Posted 08/17/2019  4:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jfransch to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
correct edge should read "fifty cents or half dollar".
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 Posted 08/17/2019  7:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
An impossible combination from the mint. Or, more precisely, about one in 17 zillion chance.

I'm thinking weird magic coin until I saw the edge

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 Posted 08/17/2019  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The example appears to be a magic coin. The edge appears to have been cut off then the coins cut in half and reassemble. The rim on both sides appears to have been worked on. The obverse has what appears to be a seam near the edge of the coin.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The edge ornamentation appears to be based on that of a bust dollar. The square box ornaments were used on bust dollars but I don't believe they were used on draped bust halves, and I am sure they weren't on capped bust.
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 Posted 08/19/2019  11:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add James Hicks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really interesting coin. Maybe made from 2 separate ones...
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 Posted 08/20/2019  06:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TreasHunt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, it is an impossible coin.
That said: it is a fake, probably a Magician's coin, for numismatists.

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 Posted 08/20/2019  07:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for all of the help, the thread on the Facebook page has gone quiet about this item now.
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