Cc Trade dollar thoughts?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Newbee03, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. Newbee03

    Newbee03 Well-Known Member

    What do you guys think on this one? I'm interested in getting it at this auction but I want your guy's opinions first thank you in advance? fE6dfMDnw5SsSuP0lAbTwCJ6.jpeg cAb5r542lhDKl5ITIXGHL1BQ.jpeg
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  3. numist

    numist Member

    Having been burned by a couple of fake trade dollars in the past I would advise to be extremely cautious about any that haven't been certified.
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Agreed,also op do you have any LCS's nearby? I would suggest buying a trade dollar at a shop also rather then online to get a nice in person look.The 1878 CC isn't common,only 97,000 were minted and it's a more prized date.The strike looks off and I don't like the black gunk(pass)look for a more common date if your looking for a first and certified would help.
  5. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Don’t buy that coin
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  6. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    The rim on the reverse doesn't look right at all.
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  7. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Cleaned to death or polished IF authentic and that’s a very big IF…
  8. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    It's fake. AU ish details but dentils absent on most of the rev. Liberty's figure is not very well excecuted.
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  9. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    here's one of mine lower grade to compare trade dollar 1878-cc obv.jpg trade dollar 1878-cc rev.jpg
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Agreed. I'm not qualified to speak on this one. Be very, very careful with raw Trade dollars, Indian $2.50 coins, I've heard, and of course key date coins.
  11. Morgandude11

    Morgandude11 As long as it's Silver, I'm listening

    Looks counterfeit to me. Hard pass.
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    In any event, even if it's real, I do not find this one to be particularly eye-appealing. At best, it's been cleaned and has a dull look to it. And that's the best case scenario. Note how @ksparrow 's coin has more original looking toning to it.

    Here, let me find the one I bought (raw) and sent to PCGS recently. (It did OK.)

    finding pic...
  13. David Betts

    David Betts Elle Mae Clampett cruising with Dad

    all the above seem accurate
  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

  15. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The more I look at the coin in the OP, the more suspicious I become of it.

    Agreed. Hard pass on this one.
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  16. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Nice CircCam look:):).
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That's how I like my circulated silver to look, as you likely know.
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  18. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I also need to find a Trade Dollar,it will happen eventually.
  19. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Nice one , Lord M!
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  20. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    The entire obverse, mostly the date look off to me.
  21. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Most of the group have given you good advice. I agree with them, leave it alone and move on. Thanks for your question and good luck!
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