Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jimm, Jan 16, 2020.
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looks not authentic
Well it is
Don't know about authenticity, the wear pattern on the wings strikes me as strange.
It looks funny because of the light angle, especially on the obverse, but I'm also not convinced it's real. Have you weighed it and checked it with a magnet?
They weren't interested in the collecting market and passed in day to day commerce. The 1900-s doesn't have a premium in low grades. The 1900 o/cc which does have a premium has been counterfeited as well along with many other dates and mint marks. There are many out there.
I asked that very same question about a faked 1909-s cent a while back. Why wouldn’t the counterfeiters add “VDB” to increase their take?..... One very astute CT member explained to me. If a counterfeiter makes one dollar bills how many people will scrutinize them? If he makes twenty dollar bills they will be looked at much more closely. So it may take more work to create one hundred one dollar bills instead of five twenties. But he stands less of a chance of being caught.
Rim looks wrong
How can you tell? These pictures don't paint it in a very convincing light.
No they don't but I see none of the normal counterfeit signs. It's a common date and as far as I know there are no known counterfeits of this date.
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