1853 O No Arrows Seated Half Is it real?

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by frans ferdinand, Aug 20, 2019.

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Is it a real 1853 O no arrows

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  2. No

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  1. This is an exciting find! If its real of course! Weight 12.2 grams which is close to correct for the new planchet made in 1853.
    Everything looks good. If it were altered someone would have had to grind out the arrows and rays on the entire reverse perimeter.
    Please give us your opinions on this unique coin!
     

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  3. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    No, it's not even an alteration of a real coin. Plain and simple . . . it's a forgery.
     
  4. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I don't collect these. How can you tell it's a forgery. I could really use the education. Thank you. Can't find much on the internet about counterfeits.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2019
  5. It is silver, the correct size and looks to have patina. Is it an old fake? What is your expert opinion other than it's fake?
     
  6. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    The characters in the date are completely wrong for that year, for both WA & NA coins from New Orleans.
     
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  7. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster It seemed like a good idea at the time.

    The 3 looks wrong and the 5 doesn't match an 1853. Looks like an altered 1858-O.
     
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  8. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Very good @Oldhoopster . . . I hadn't considered that possibility, and it looks to me like you are correct.
     
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  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for the education. :)
     
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