Featured Beware: These are making the rounds...

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by JCro57, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    A few sites are selling these, including Etsy, though they state they are copies. But that doesn't mean someone won't then try to resell it as a genuine piece.

    In my experience, if you see one that isn't certified, it is a fake unless it is sitting on a well-known error specialist's table. But I imagine even they would want to protect them in a slab. Never saw a genuine raw one in my life.

    The problem is many of these are even 90% silver, have the same diameter, and sport some pretty darn good reeding. The same goes for Trade Dollars.

    However, I actually recommend acquiring some known fakes to study and compare them for yourself. Reading books is always good, but testing your skills is also important.

    Beware and be smart.

    ~Joe Cronin

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  3. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

    Nice write-up...... If only that coin were real.
  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    For those who would otherwise have a hard time telling, the sporting of some "pretty darned good reeding" on a purported off center is a dead giveaway. A coin struck off center doesn't drop into the coining chamber, and will not bear normal reeding from the collar, if any at all.
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up Joe.
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  6. ItsMoreThanAHobby

    ItsMoreThanAHobby New Member

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