Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ksparrow, Aug 1, 2009.
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The weight and the diameter is correct so I'm happy with this coin as an upgrade for my Dansco.
I'm fine with xf40.
Stated "aside from the coin having some issues, there’s faint lettering of TRADE DOLLAR on the obverse and stars on the reverse. The coin weighs right and tests correctly on the Sigma.
Is this a counterfeit? Or an error? Re-struck dollars? Die clashes? I also have a 1875-S and 1877-S with a very similar look".
Images of the 1875-S added for reference.
there was also a thread on the CU forums about trade dollars with those "ghosts" of lettering/stars not too long ago. Issue not explained or resolved.
@ksparrow - would you have a link to the CU thread?
Updated- think I found it: https://forums.collectors.com/discu...trade-error-i-need-help-figuring-this-one-out
an example of a poor quality fake, malformed letters, mushy strike (note that the flat areas on the design don't correspond to normal wear on a trade dollar); extra raised metal in multiple areas, rim too thin in may areas. weight reported at 25.95g. Posted here on another thread.
unfortunately I wasn't able to post the obv image, couldn't get it at a useful size. maybe someone with more than my rudimentary computer skills could post it?
link to auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1875-CC-Tr...=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
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