1878 trade dollar with no mint mark in F

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Bob Morris, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. Bob Morris

    Bob Morris New Member

    I bought this maybe 20 years ago without knowing much about trade dollars, paid maybe $60. Wanting to sell it now. With 7 power, I cannot detect any mint mark above the D, but still not sure this is a proof coin with circulation. Is it common for this coin to have the S removed and still not be able to detect it with 7 power?
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  3. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

  4. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Yes, pictures please.
  5. Bob Morris

    Bob Morris New Member

    The ribbon tail on the front and the arrow over the 420 on the back are correct for this date

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  6. Bob Morris

    Bob Morris New Member

    Not sure how to get a better picture
  7. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy Supporter

    If there is no mint mark it has to be fake, and I don't think it is a proof.
  8. USCoinCollector42

    USCoinCollector42 Well-Known Member

    I'm 99.99% sure it's not real.

    No business strike coins were made in Philadelphia in 1878 and yours most certainly isn't a proof.

    It has the appearance of a classic Chinese fake:

    - Looks like a business strike in a year where there were none
    - Mushy details
    - Strange color
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2018
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  9. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Fakey fakerson.
  10. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht / Longacre Enthusiast

    Definitely fake, but @-jeffB has an interesting story regarding an 1878 trade dollar with no mintmark...
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