Is this an error or a contemporary counterfeit?

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  1. goldrealmoney79

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Don't know it sure is strange.
     
  4. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    looking at the reverse looks like it has some sort of coating, plastic perhaps ,causing the bubble effect
     
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  5. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Supporter! Supporter

    That bubbling would be a red flag for me
     
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  6. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Hey brother can you spare a half dime?

    Surprisingly what a little acid will do.
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    That's why I don't do it... Rather do this.... download.jpg
     
  8. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    Bubbles in glue obverse?
     
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  9. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Three people actually bid on that piece of crap? Wow.
     
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  10. john65999

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  11. paddyman98

    paddyman98 I'm a professional expert in specializing! Supporter

    I hope you didn't win it.. o_O
     
  12. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    The dollar is likely real but, someone had fun messing with it. Looks like some type of coating was put on the coin. Interesting effect but, not an error.
     
  13. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    That is seriously one messed up coin. I doubt I'd even consider giving them the value of the silver content.
     
  14. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I can't see it as a contemporary counterfeit, because I can't imagine anyone accepting it at face value. Or even being willing to touch it. It looks like it would give you smallpox.
     
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  15. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I'll take your word for it. To many negatives, I won't even open the site. Thanks
     
  16. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    me?? i know better, no error would ever look like that..lol
     
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