Is this 1840-O Seated Liberty $1 supposed to exist?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Victor123, Mar 19, 2023.

  1. Victor123

    Victor123 New Member


    I acquired this recently and am trying to learn more about it.

    I've searched for info about this coin but everything I've seen says there were no 1840 Seated Liberty dollars minted at New Orleans(O).

    Could this be fake/error or am I just not finding the right info? It's probably the latter.

    Thank you! IMG_2898.jpeg IMG_2899.jpeg
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Hey, I've seen the Chinese make a Silver Eagle with a 1901 date, so why not?
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to CT!!yes sadly your coin is a modern fantasy fake but still a pretty neat joke piece.The first year the Seated liberty dollars were minted at New Orleans was in 1846.
  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    The "O" mintmark in this case probably means, "Oh, it's from Beijing."
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  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Good one;);).
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  7. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Yes, welcome to CT, @Victor123.

    I hope you didn't spend big money on that.
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    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    If you bought from a return guarantee site, send it back. If not, there is not much you can do. We all learn from our mistakes @Victor123. Don't be afraid to ask before you buy, we are here to help. Thanks, and good luck.
  10. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    "O" as in OMG!
    Here's a real one:
    Seated Dollar 1846-O obv.jpg Seated Dollar 1846-O rev.jpg
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  11. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    That is obviously not a genuine coin both by its appearance as well as there were no 1840-O coins minted. Whether intended as a counterfeit or fantasy is unknown to me.

    For your reference, the legitimate O-mint LS Dollar coins are 1846, 50, 51, 59, and 60.
  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I'd check it for silver. Ya never know, it may have been an attempt at a bullion coin?
  13. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I’d pay silver value just for fun!
    Edit: I see op was one and done last night. Hope he doesn’t think that’s an offer to buy as he already acquired it
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2023
  14. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately that just supports the counterfeiters. They sell these things for $2 so you know it costs them way less to make. If you pay $17 melt value for it, guess how much profit that is.
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  15. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Maybe it’s a Dan Carr piece. Now how much?
  16. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Not a Carr fan but even if I was, it's clearly not his work. The date and mint mark look like garbage.
  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    It's a counterfeit that has been made into an non-existent date and mint combination. The Chinese have done this numerous times. They have dies lying around and use a die pair that produces something that does not exist.

    Here's another one. It's a 1904-CC Morgan Dollar. The Carson City Mint closed for good in 1893.

    1904-CC dollar.jpg 1904-CC Dollar R.jpg
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  18. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Tell your dog I said hi!

    Here's my '59-O...a real one...

    S$1 1859-O.png
  19. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    1906 Fake Silver Eagle O.jpg 1906 Fake Silver Eagle R.jpg
    How about one dated 1906?
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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The first year of marriage for liberty seated dollar is 1840 and they were only made at Philadelphia. Total manage on the 18 Philadelphia issue of 1840 is 61,005. If you can send it back. It’s totally fake. Welcome to CT.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2023
  21. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Can’t wait for the op to get back on, maybe tonight
    His head gonna be spinning
    Welcome to CoinTalk @Victor123
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