I seem to be missing something here. I believe we all agree this coin was struck through cloth. What i dont understand is all the animosity over...
Orange peel is what i call that. That die should have been retired long before that quarter was struck.
That is a nice doubled die!
What stood out to me is the surfaces. Does not look in any way like a real 09-s vdb.
No need to spend any good money after bad. This coin is fake. No question.
You guys beat me to it. Yes this coin is fake. After looking at thousands of coins over many years, you get to know how a real coin looks. This...
I just rolled and turned in 30 dollars in change to my bank. Dont think the coin shortage will last long.
The half and quarter are worth silver melt value and the cent is worth a cent.
Yep, i got the same vibe.
I hate to break it to you but the coin you have does not match a real 1861 O half dollar. Its a fake. It also has the look of a fake. Likely...
If its going fo 40k on etsy.... Its likely common junk.
Its not silver. Does not have the "look" even with the poor photos.
Most times you see that orange peel look, its an old worn out die.
It does look like some that ive seen.
Things have been a bit slow for me on the coin front as well. No new nickel finds but lucked onto a 64d quarter at the C store.
Thats one heck of a score!
It looks like a die cap. They usually have multiple strikes on one side and the other side looks normal or close to normal.
Ive never seen rdv-007 on a 71 p or d. Im pretty sure only 6 and 8 occur on 71d and just 6 on 71.
Dont see very many in that condition.
Where are you at.. LCS here are still closed.
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