1895 Morgan Dollar - Real or fake ?

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    How can one tell if a Morgan Dollar is a real coin or Fake ? By weight and diameter alone ??Can you tell by a Picture ? This is not my coin, awaiting the weight . Thanks in advance .
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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    If the price is less than $10K, it is fake.

    If not, still fake
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  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It is not a Proof. If it’s real, and it is a business strike, it would be the biggest numismatic news story and discovery of the year because all of the known 1895-P dollars are Proofs or circulated Proofs. The chances that this is genuine are zero.
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Its definitely fake,not a proof at all!!!!sorry you don't have the king of morgan dollars.
  6. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    These are known to have the mint mark removed to sucker someone into buying it. Could that be the case with this coin?
  7. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    There’s a lot wrong with the overall look of this thing. It’s not genuine.
  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Pictures of a real proof and a business strike O I doubt this is a circulation strike with just a missing mint mark,the coin looks wrong completely. 20211026_084840.jpg 20211026_083155.jpg
  9. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    This is from that same "client" (kid down the block) from the other day?
  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

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  11. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    You're on your way! Admitting is the first step!
  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Oh, I admit !! :hilarious:
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  13. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    The date position does not even come close to any of the 4 obverse proof dies or any of the branch mint issues for that date.
    A first glance giveaway is the obverse stars look like marshmallows out of a box of lucky charms.
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  14. Oldhoopster

    Oldhoopster Member of the ANA since 1982

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  15. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    look at the eagle breast. for a Morgan Dollar to be in such condition the breast feathers are all mushy. Almost bet a magnet would stick to it. It's worth about $.50 to put in a belt Buckle ;)
  16. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Given the date, no mint mark and only minted in proof only, what do you think? If your still undecided look at the wear on the coin, specifically the hair and the eagles feathers. Still think it’s real? If you do please send me a PM. I have a bridge to sell. It even collects tolls.
  17. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    I looked at the top half of the obverse picture as it was loading on my computer to see it as a fake. Lettering a little soft and there is something about the head the screams fake. Reverse lettering and eagle aren't right.
  18. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Another way to tell is to use a magnet. It does appear to be a fake, in my opinion. If you do not have it in hand, don't buy it! Good luck
  19. mikenoodle

    mikenoodle The Village Idiot Supporter

  20. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    The give away for me is the M in America.
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