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Confederate Half Dollar/ Continental Currency Dollar Coin Real?

 
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 Posted 01/26/2021  5:59 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Goatmeal09 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
My mothers grand father found these in a sewer in St.Louis. I've done minimal research on them and cannot find what a T means and am unsure of their authenticity.



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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Both look like terrible replicas to me.



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 Posted 01/26/2021  6:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Look like crude cast fakes
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 Posted 01/26/2021  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@goat, first welcome to CCF. Second, I agree that these are fakes as there are difference between them and real specimens. Your confederate half dollar, for example, seems to have a "T" mintmark.
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 Posted 01/26/2021  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen this "T" mark on many other replicas, dating back to the 1960's. I suspect that the "T" may be a maker's mark. Note that these coin/token copies were produced prior to the Hobby Protection Act of 1973 which required copies to be labeled as such.

Here's a COPY of an 1834 Hard Times token. Note the erroneous "1824" date and the "T" mark.



Most of the copies from this era have crude, pitted surfaces that deceptively give them an aged look. They were typically sold as novelty items at tourist attractions. The centennial years of the Civil War, 1961-65, sparked increased national interest in U.S. history.

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 Posted 01/26/2021  9:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I will make an exception to getting a fake Confederate Half Dollar. It is the only way I will ever get be able to own one. Provided the price is right.

I don't mind what the seller calls it, be a fake, copy, replica or whatever.
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 Posted 01/27/2021  06:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ExoGuy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I will make an exception to getting a fake Confederate Half Dollar.


I know the feeling. That said, there are some more realistic looking fakes than the cast pieces. They're affordable, collectable and can serve as educational tools for more serious collectors.

Shy of being a multimillionaire, how else can one own a Brasher doubloon?
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 Posted 01/27/2021  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think I know why they were in the sewer. :)

The T could be a manufacturers mark, ot it could possibly mean "Toy".
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