IHD $2.50 coin

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by John Skelton, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    And here is another coin that my friend has and is wondering about it's condition and other things. I am posting two images of the reverse because it doesn't seem right. In hand it's rather indistinct ,and any picture I take doesn't get any better. The weight is 4.17 grams. IHDollar 1929 001.jpg

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  3. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    What? No one has any comments or critiques? I hope you haven't given up on me! :(
     
  4. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The problem with the Indian is that this series is HIGHLY counterfeited.
    I am not saying it is fake. I have no idea, and I assume it is real.
    So this is one that I would agree needs to be slabbed, in order to guarantee authenticity.
     
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can't tell from the photos. This is a common date.
     
  6. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    And that was a major reason my friend wanted me to post it here. He knows it has been counterfeited, and was wondering if anyone here could tell him that. It's another coin I'll be taking to a dealer for verification. I think that's cheaper right now than sending it off to get graded and have it come back fake.
     
  7. physics-fan3.14

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

    We can't tell anything with those blurry pictures.
     
  8. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    Well, I couldn't get any better pic of the reverse, and looking at it in hand it even looks blurry. At least the obverse is pretty sharp.
     
  9. SilverDollar2017

    SilverDollar2017 Morgan dollars

    Sorry, but can't help with those blurry reverse pics.
     
  10. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    The flip sure doesn't help in getting sharp images. try removing it and stabilizing your camera.
     
  11. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    It's not in a flip, it's in a 2x2. As I said, it even looks blurry in hand.
     
  12. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    2*2 (flips) are cheap, the photos don't have any definition to them. Just trying to help
     
  13. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    I know you are. But I'm confused. I thought 2x2s were the cardboard things, and flips the plastic holders with the two pockets and a good in the middle so you flip them.

    Anyway, I'm not doing anything different in taking these pics than I have with all the others I've posted. It's just the coin.
     
  14. physics-fan3.14

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

    I'm sure the coin doesn't look that blurry - and if it does, it is absolutely fake. Even if its only slightly "blurry" in hand, if the devices aren't sharp and crisp, it is probably fake. That's really what I'm trying to determine from the pictures, but those pictures aren't clear enough to tell.
     
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  15. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    So you're saying the obverse doesn't look blurry? I don't think it does, either, but there's no difference between the two sides in how I took the picture.
     
  16. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Well, the weight is acceptable, especially for a circulated coin...but just based on your pics, I'd say it doesn't look good. I don't like the look of the obverse, & the reverse..?!?!?!

    Another hint might lie in what was paid for this coin! If purchased @ a discount, that would raise a flag!
     
  17. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    I can see the fibrous grains in the cardboard fairly clearly in the obverse scan & very poorly in the reverse scan. One can't say the coin is that blurry when the image clearly disproves that point. Also, even the small degree of separation between the coin and the scanner bed (caused by the thicker dimensions of the cardboard) will cause the scanner not to be able to focus on the coin so well.

    That said, I do sense some haze....better scans are required to confirm or deny suspicions though.
     
  18. Travlntiques

    Travlntiques Well-Known Member

    How so? Everything always sells for fair market value?
     
  19. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I thought these were inherited by the friend through grandma.
    It's unlikely they are going to know what was paid or how it was acquired.
     
  20. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    I thought this was a gold coin....so...…..
     
  21. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Where was that stated? All I read was that it was possessed by a friend.
     
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