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1971-S Ike Dollar Found In Afghanistan

 
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 Posted 01/28/2020  12:54 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jerryatric2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Found this in Afghanistan does anyone know what it goes for

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 Posted 01/28/2020  1:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking just face value.



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 Posted 01/28/2020  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Onedollarbillnut's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Onedollarbillnut to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A 1971-S Eisenhower dollar should be 40% silver and be worth silver melt
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 Posted 01/28/2020  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting find. Either it has some crazy environmental damage or it is not genuine.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  5:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Color looks 'off'.
Weight and ping tone needs checking.

Might be a fake to fool local Afghanis, perhaps taken there by an American Serviceman.
Just a thought.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  5:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
From the colour, I'm guessing a locally-made brass fake. Afghanistan has a booming trade in fake coins, sold to the foreigners who don't know any better.

If they can make it for less than a dollar and sell it to you for a dollar, that's profit for them. And perfectly legal, too.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  6:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is a blatant fake. Appears to be pot metal.
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 Posted 01/28/2020  8:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add willieboyd2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There was an article in a newspaper a while back about Afghanistan bazaar merchants selling fake silver coins to American military personnel.


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 Posted 01/29/2020  08:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I guess that they would have trouble selling very obviously fake American coins to American servicemen, would be familiar with their own coins!

A bit like trying to sell ice to Inuits.
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 Posted 01/29/2020  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually they may not have much trouble at all. How old is the average serviceman? 18 to 24 years old? They haven't made Ike dollars in 40 years. There is a very good chance that the servicemen have never seen a real one. Before you ever got interested in coins, do you think you would have been able to spot a fake Peace dollar? Also consider that these servicemen are young enough that they may have never seen or handled real silver coins.

How many stories have we seen of cahiers not recognizing 2 dollar bills, Kennedy halves or even president/NA dollars? And those are current coins, no something than ended when their grandparents were young.
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 Posted 01/30/2020  09:35 am  Show Profile   Check Darth Morgan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Darth Morgan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Jerryatric2- I'm just tried to send you a message, but it states that you do not wish to receive emails. I'm interested in this Ike as an educational piece.
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And welcome to the world of coinage.
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 Posted 01/30/2020  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add daviscfad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome. Looks like a fake. Every Business strike that I have ever seen thats been fake has always had this look. THey also carry the Peg leg R
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@sel_69I Frankly...you'd be surprised. Every time I think I won't run into another Zincer Cent with a copper bubble in Facebook groups for a day or two I end up seeing 1000 more.
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