Fake or Real?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by rooman9, Jan 11, 2015.


Is this Morgan fake or Real?

  1. Fake

  2. Real

  1. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    What does everyone think? Is this Morgan fake or Real? I personally think that it is a fake. The weight is equal to a real Morgan. But it has a kinda weird feeling too it. Sort of gritty.

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  3. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I think it's real but with saying that fakes are getting ready good. Without a lop in hand and checking out key items all we can do is guess.
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  4. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I'm not sure. The date and some of the stars & dentils don't look right to me.

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  5. vdbpenny1995

    vdbpenny1995 Well-Known Member

    The date and In God We Trust has got me questioning it. But By no means am an expert in determining fakes (More of a rookie that can tell the easy stuff)
  6. carboni7e

    carboni7e aka MonsterCoinz


    Date, stars, surface, rims.
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  7. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that "9" is bizarre.
  8. Medussa

    Medussa Silver

    My guess is fake.
  9. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Real fake
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  10. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    I'm leaning to fake as the date , especially the 9 looks off . Wish we had clearer pics though . How is the 3rd side , are the grooves fairly equal , do any overlap ?
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    When the news broke about 6 years ago on the Chinese counterfeiter, Jinghuashei, one of the things I remembered that he said in the article published in Coin World was that not only did they copy uncirculated coins, but they also aged some to pass them off as circulated coins. It didn't matter if they were key dates or not because the price of silver was still cheap.

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  12. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    That coin is not silver, is just a bad alloy fake, I bet it weighs way less than it should. It is artificially toned.
  13. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    The Op said the weight was right on . It does have that color of some Chinese fakes . Though I'd love to see a close up of the rim .
  14. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    Here's some pics of the rims and stuff. Sorry they're blurry. I don't have the proper equipment. I figured it was a fake. I bought it off Ebay and thought that it was fake and sent it back, got it back saying that it was undeliverable.

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  15. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    That's as fake as fake can get. Its not even a good fake.
  16. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    Looks like the eagles right wing is ready to fall off! The "9" is off. Details are mushy in the reverse too.
  17. Owle

    Owle Junior Member

    Shanghai mint?
  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    I don't like the details of it especially the obverse but a better color job then most a tough call for me 70/30 is fake
  19. KSorbo

    KSorbo Well-Known Member

    The date really jumped out at me; it just doesn't look right...
  20. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    I would agree with the date. In the hand the edges are lacking in depth and detail. and it just feels super off. Oh well. I tried to send it back and it went no where. Live and learn. Thanks guys!
  21. JPeace$

    JPeace$ Coinaholic

    If you bought on eBay, you're protected.
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