Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by mlgdave, Jan 29, 2013.
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The design detailing just isn't at par with an authentic Seated dollar, and everything just looks a bit "mushy".
Not saying it's fake, because your pics aren't good enough to determine that - I'm just seeing red flags.
better pictures of it
OP, how did you acquire the piece? When did you acquire it? We are not trying to be overly critical, its just these have been coming out of China quite a bit.
It is very hard to make this judgment from pics, though. Bad pics can make any good coin look "off", so we are just exploring the options right now.
Is its weight correct? Diameter? Even weight and diameter will not prove its correct, but it will prove if its incorrect. The problem with silver is its so easy to mimic its SG with cheap metals.
I am just saying I go to asian markets, and in many of them I can buy this coin in pot metal for a few cents every day of the week. This coin is not as highly counterfeited as US, French, and British trade dollars, or Chinese silver dollars, but they are available everywhere.
If you are not an expert in this series, I would highly suggest going to a large show to show someone in person who is, or spending the little bit of money and send to any TPG service.
not meant as SPAM, but rather is meant to show some points I am picking up on your piece.
1) Your piece has what appears to be surface graininess throughout, this can be very common on counterfeits and is not typically present on legitimate coins unless they are corroded or struck from rusted dies or rusted planchets.
2) The date on your piece is not using the style of numbers that I am familiar with for this issue. Look at the numbers closely and compare their thickness and overall dimensions to the numbers in the linked image. They do not match.
3) The overall profile of Ms. Liberty looks off, the style of the stars looks off, the dentils looks off and the eagle's claws seem odd.
Obviously, I have not seen this in-hand, but the images are telling me the piece is no good. Below is a link to my 1871-
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