Interesting Item I Found

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  1. tommyc03

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

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    I have seen the kinds of works of art before. I only wish I had one iota of that level of talent.... I do have to say though that each time I see one of these it pains me just a wee bit that a coin has been sacrificed for the work of art.
     
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  4. tommyc03

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    I guess it's a small comfort that it was a common Morgan, at least the one I saw, but yeah, you are right. I tried to grab a pic to put in this post but the site would not let me. I know some folks don't like using unknown links.
     
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  5. tommyc03

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    Well, blow me down. It allowed me this time. 1 silver dollar.jpg 1 silver dollar 2.jpg 1 silver dollar.jpg 1 silver dollar 4.jpg
     
  6. tommyc03

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    It does seem to have the patina of modern Chinese fakes though.
     
  7. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I think it’s very cool
     
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  8. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    one of the chinese fake coin websites has so many Morgan Hobo Dollars now ...
    I went quickly through 6 pages of countless number of pages of them and didn't see this particular one but it does have that common patina that they are known for.

    Just looking at the denticles on the reserve it looks fake. On the bottom the denticles are separated from the rim and they slowly merge as it goes up along the sides to the top.
     
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  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    It’s a 21 Morgan the most common thing in the world. Either way it’s cool
     
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The original was a work of art and one of a kind. These are assuredly knock of copies using fake coins. (Think about it, the workmanship that would have to go into that to make it by hand, and then to sell them for the cost of a common Morgan.)
     
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  12. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    return them if you can.
    These are not "coins" in the true sense. They are based on coins (assuming you don't have a fake) and some people engrave scenes on them.

    So you are paying for someone's labor when you buy it, up and above the value of the underlying coin if it's based on a real coin.

    After you buy one of these it's "real" value is melt, or the price of the silver content. If you find someone that likes the picture on it, then you can sometimes get more than that. It's like a new car .. worth half what you just paid as soon as you drive it off the lot.
     
  13. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I'm sorry to hear this. I hope no one thought I was advocating the purchase of these. I just thought they looked cool.
     
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