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Is This A Counterfeit 1936 P Arkansas Commemorative Half?

 
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 Posted 07/26/2021  12:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
313616811873

Looking like a fake to me
1936 P Arkansas Commemorative Half Dollar Choice BU Unc Nice Toning
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 Posted 07/26/2021  12:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What makes you think that?
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 Posted 07/26/2021  12:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It does look like lead, I'll agree.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks suspicious to me. Details and color are way off. Probable counterfeit of recent Chinese origins.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  1:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is certainly very "dirty" in appearance - it could be natural or it could be the result of artificial aging to hide minor flaws/discrepancies.

What concerns me more/most is the "1936" on the reverse at 6 o'clock. On the eBay lot, the numerals give the appearance of tilting up to the NE and coming fairly close to the "A" in "DOLLAR." On a genuine coin, the date is much more level and does not approach "DOLLAR" so closely. This is a red flag for me.

The low resolution of the seller's images make it difficult, for me, to make definitive assertions about other design details that might be off.

If I were a collector seeking out a 1936-D Arkansas for my collection, however, I would move beyond this one - too much potential for disappointment.



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 Posted 07/27/2021  12:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the comments . . .

It was the appearance of the metal for me.
I did however mess with the picture to elaborate on Comemms comment.
I also added a copy and darkened it a bit that I found on CCF facts page.
The motto on the ribbon looks level across where the motto on the questionable looks uneven and crude to me as well as HALF DOLLAR.


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What concerns me more/most is the "1936" on the reverse at 6 o'clock. On the eBay lot, the numerals give the appearance of tilting up to the NE and coming fairly close to the "A" in "DOLLAR." On a genuine coin, the date is much more level and does not approach "DOLLAR" so closely. This is a red flag for me.


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 Posted 07/27/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fortcollins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I agree with the upthread concerns. In addition, the seller's prior listings are almost always private listings, garage sale items, or really random things. This appears to be the first coin the seller has listed. Way too many red flags for me.
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