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1876-S Double Eagle - Please Comment On Authenticity

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 Posted 11/19/2020  10:33 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi All,

A friend sent me photos of this 1876-S Double Eagle, and would like opinions on whether it looks authentic. He doesn't have a scale to weigh it precisely. Please comment.


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 Posted 11/19/2020  10:57 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The weight would be off due to the extra metal for hanging it.

FREE OPINION: genuine
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 Posted 11/19/2020  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, looks like the real thing.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  11:58 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks genuine, but since it's only worth a bit over melt anyway, the best thing is probably for him to take it to a jeweler to test it for gold.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks good to me. Hopefully IndianGoldEagle will take a look.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your input, everyone! You've been very helpful.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me as well
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 Posted 11/19/2020  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smat45 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like it...my wife would really like it!
But I'd probably be wearing it instead : )~
Looks good to me
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 Posted 11/19/2020  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Check BH1964's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BH1964 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Genuine and worth melt value only. I'd want to confirm the weight/dimensions if buying.
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 Posted 11/19/2020  9:29 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Classic Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to those who added their opinions. I really appreciate it.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  1:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinCollector2012 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks genuine to me.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  4:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add suipakpaikungfu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks good to me.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  9:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add whatdowehavehere to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just look at the milling... that should tell you immediately
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 Posted 11/23/2020  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
File the loop of and weigh it.
Need a really sharp focus picture of the edge milling.

So far, I think it appears to be genuine, and has taken wear as a jewelry piece.
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 Posted 11/23/2020  10:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add whatdowehavehere to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The reeds look like Doric columns, with slight flareing at the top and bottom. Look at an 1870's minted Morgan for an example of what you should see. Yuh yours is Genuine no doubt, a Fob (there seems to be a real lack of true circulation marks) for the Centennial...
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 Posted 11/26/2020  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


@whatdowehavehere, I hadn't thought about a watch fob for the Centennial. Great thought! I think you nailed it.
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