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Virtually No Reeded Edge 1921 D Morgan Silver Dollar, Fake?

 
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 Posted 09/20/2020  11:54 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Scott61 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was hoping to get some input from you more experienced Morgan guys. The coin's edge is virtually smooth with only traces of reed showing. Coin weighs 26.77, is the correct diameter, and is not magnetic.





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 Posted 09/20/2020  9:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MrPink2018 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
huh... looks like it's just been worn down, but I cannot imagine how. it doesn't look like it has enough 'chatter' on it to be a casino coin & am not sure if that'd even be possible for a 1921 coin to exhibit casino wear (like a slot machine). curious.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As a very common coin, the possibility of being a fake without obvious tell tale signs is minimal. Your's appears genuine. I believe the lack of stronger reeding was due to the collar being loose as it was struck. I've seen this multiple times on modern clad-coinage. Or so these are my thoughts.
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 Posted 09/20/2020  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think somebody started spooning it and gave up. The edge seems to be rounded up over the rim and although the pics are too blurry, there seem to be numerous slightly flatter areas, indicating someone whacking away at it. Alternate theory - ex-jewelry. I doubt it came out of the mint like that.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  02:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen quite a few Aussie CuNi 10 Cents coins of the early 1980's issued into circulation, with very weak milling. Common at the time.

This is the first Morgan I have seen with this feature. Weight is OK. I tend to agree that the milling has been interfered with in some way. The edge appears to be slightly rounded.
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 Posted 09/21/2020  10:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sort of looks like it was done with a polishing wheel.
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