Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by TheHoff, Apr 15, 2021.
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I'll get one
The reverse tells the story.
Look at the tip of the lower arrow. On the original from PCGS it goes to the middle of the '2' in 420. On the OP'ers it only goes to the middle between the '20'.
Now look at the tip of the olive branch that passes below the eagles talons. It ends between the 'I' and 'N' in the word GRAINS. The OP'ers it ends at the 'N'.
Now check out the curl in the left side of the ribbon in E PLURIBUS UNUM. The curl should be to the right of the eagles wing. The curl on the OP'ers coin lines up with the wing.
That should be enough, unless there are different die pairs I'm missing.
From the PCGS website:
From the original post:
Not all trade dollars are exactly the same depending on the year or mintmark.
Below is the correct reverse from PCGS website, not the S mint one it's compared to. Apples to apples guys!
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If it's fake, it's a very good fake. I don't see a single indication of it at all.
I'd like for the posters who said fake to point out at least one indicator that it's not real, because I can't see one.
Agree, they look off and too much space between them in the OP's example.
Look at the deticles on the reverse between the second 'S' in STATES, and the first 'A' in AMERICA. They're almost non-existent.
Denticles are the very first thing I look at if I'm in doubt. They are almost never good enough on fakes, and if they pass the sniff test, then I'll move to other specifics. But 99.99% of fakes can't reproduce denticles well enough.
If you read all of the posts, the position of the arrows aren't correct either, but that could be the difference from one die to the next (I haven't looked into it, because IMO, don't need to spend that much time on this coin to know with a certain degree of accuracy that it's fake).
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