1877 S Trade dollar Legit?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Shru, May 15, 2022.

  1. Shru

    Shru New Member

    The strike is too pronounced, Passed the ping test and Magnet test. What do you think? Is this legit?
     

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  3. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Type II obverse and reverse; nice, clear devices; dentils look clean and uniform all around. (They look a little soft at the top of the reverse, but I think that's a focus issue).

    I'm no Trade Dollar expert, but it looks solid to me. Still, weigh it and check the thickness.
     
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  4. Shru

    Shru New Member

    It weights right on my cheap Chinese scale.
     

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  5. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Please post in full not thumb nails
     
  6. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I'm no expert, but it looks kosher to me. The details are sharp and not mushy like on most fakes. The star points are sharp and well struck, which is one of the first things I would look at. I think you have a winner.
     
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  7. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    It's legit.
     
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Nice coin. Who the heck is May? May West perhaps?? :D
     
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  9. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    I think she spelled her first name "Mae"
     
  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm sure at some point she must have said "I'm Mae. You may."
     
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  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    Right as rain. Crushed strike on that one. Xf 45 details and still residual luster on it. Beautiful surfaces. Just graffitied
     
  12. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    I’d try an acetone soak overnight too see if that black crap comes off
     
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