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Fake Alert! - 1896 Morgan Dollar

 
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 Posted 09/26/2021  09:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add commems to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Here's a fake Morgan Dollar that I pulled off the market so that it would not be a problem for a future collector.

It's not the worst fake I've ever seen, but it's not very deceptive. It's diameter is OK, its date mimics a legitimate one and it has a reeded edge, but its weight is off (it's light) and it does not include any silver; also, it was struck in medal alignment.

The artificial aging/wear applied to the coin helps cover some issues, but it remains an easily detectable fake. Be aware and alert!




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 Posted 09/26/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting, thanks for sharing!
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 Posted 09/26/2021  09:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting.
I see some features that would cause me to scratch my head but the metal alignment would be a dead giveaway.
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 Posted 09/26/2021  10:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The parallel top arrow feather is also a giveaway. Thanks for showing this and taking it off the market!
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Are you able to offer any more details on where it was found so the rest of us can be watchful? If not, I understand.
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Are you able to offer any more details on where it was found so the rest of us can be watchful?

It was at a flea market I visited.

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 Posted 09/26/2021  9:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DoctorBurnzy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May I inquire how much this fake cost?
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May I inquire how much this fake cost?

Let's just say it was inexpensive - less than the cost of a genuine example - and leave it at that.


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Let's just say it was inexpensive - less than the cost of a genuine example - and leave it at that.
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