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1888 $5.00 Coin Thats Quite A Mystery To Me

 
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 Posted 01/17/2021  02:11 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add yoyo4u to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
i have an 1888 5 dollar coin but I've been searching the internet for images to figure out exactly what I have and have not been able to find anything that's like the one I have. first off all of the coins I find by googling have "FIVE D" on the reverse and the coin I've got has 5D on the reverse. which really seems quite strange to me so I'm wondering if anyone happens to understand what I'm saying and might be able to enlighten me. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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 Posted 01/17/2021  07:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


Could you post the weight and diameter please? It will help us decide if it is a pure fantasy piece or a Morgan dollar that has been altered in some way.

Is that the actual colour (yellowish) or is it just the lightings?
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 Posted 01/17/2021  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a altered coin. Weight would help. And better photos around that 5D.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  07:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's interesting
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 Posted 01/17/2021  08:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dave700x to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My first guess would be a fantasy coin struck by a private mint. The reverse design is that of an 1878 B2 parallel arrow feather.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  08:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jasper62 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For some reason it makes me think of a 1883 No Cents Liberty Head 'V' Nickel "Racketeer Nickel". Those were plated with gold to deceive merchants back in the day.
Was this made to deceive people back in the day also? Just a thought
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 Posted 01/17/2021  10:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a first! Yes, weight and diameter would be a big help.



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 Posted 01/17/2021  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yoyo4u to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this coin is 2cm in diameter and weighs 5.34 grams


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 Posted 01/17/2021  2:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add yoyo4u to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
this coin does not feel heavy enough to be gold.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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this coin is 2cm in diameter and weighs 5.34 grams

Definitely not a modified Morgan, then. I'd say it's some sort of gold-plated fantasy piece.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  5:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Small and light - could be an Arcade token
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 Posted 01/17/2021  5:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Eyez to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
could also be old school poker coin from a casino.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

You've got a real mystery there. Glad you fixed the color.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  09:16 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
It is a struck counterfeit made in China. You can buy them all day for about $1-$3.

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this coin does not feel heavy enough to be gold.
It is not gold, nor is it even silver.
It's junk.
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 Posted 01/18/2021  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 01/18/2021  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Rothery to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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this coin is 2cm in diameter and weighs 5.34 grams



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It is a struck counterfeit made in China. You can buy them all day for about $1-$3.

How can it be a counterfeit if it isn't anywhere near the correct diameter or weight of a true Morgan?
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