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1893 Columbia Exposition 1/2 Dollar ( Novelty Or Forgery Or Genuine )

 
 
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 Posted 12/01/2019  5:08 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pndedy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hey folks,
Was wondering if anyone has come across a fake 1/2 dollar Columbia Expo 1/2 $ in their travels ?
The "bubbles" are making me think fake.
I found this example metal detecting , it is the exact size as the "real" one I have in my collection.
When "dropped" is sounds tinny ?
Thank you..




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 Posted 12/01/2019  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@pndedy, could you please post the weight of the bubbly one? Thx.
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 Posted 12/01/2019  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pndedy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence,
Sadly I haven't a scale for coins. I'm going to get one.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  7:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pndedy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence,
Here are the weights of the 2 coins.
The Columbian 1893 is supposed to be 12.5 grams.


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 Posted 12/02/2019  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
acidic soil, slightly under weight..
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 Posted 12/02/2019  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pndedy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
silverwolf,
Thanks, thought maybe a fire..
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Ok very interesting then. The diameter and thickness look pretty much spot on, right?

Consider bringing this to a jeweler or pawn ship to get the alloy read non-destructively.
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 Posted 12/02/2019  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pndedy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes,
thickness, diameter & embossing are all spot on.
Letters and numbers are all crisp..
Just those bumps everywhere ?
It has me wondering as well.
Thanks for your input..
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