Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by CeciliaS81, Nov 30, 2018.
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I got it off of Ebay a few months back not 100 % sure on authenticity
The actual weight of a Morgan is 26.73 so it's within an allowable range to pass that test. However that doesn't mean that it could not be a fake. Chinese counterfeiters get clever. I am not good at detecting counterfeit Morgans but I do know what they should weigh. Hopefully someone else with more knoweledge will weight in. What does the rim look like? Sometimes i know you can see a casting line where it was in a mold if it is a fake.
'messydesk', you out there ?
And this one is fake, weighs what it should, and is 90% silver!!!
A friend of mine owns a Fisherscope XAN machine to check if they were silver and not just silver plated, and they're both counterfeit because of the terribly mushy details and issues with the lettering and numbering
The first I can get done at my friendly neighborhood gold and silver buyer.
The second takes more knowledge/experience than I currently have.
I have some early French Indo-China 1 Piastres that are supposed to be silver.
I'm confidant of the ones I bought from reputable dealers. The others...not so much.
These are faked very often. One of my Piastres has chop marks.
I've always wanted a U.S. Trade dollar, but very expensive. The Piastres are the French trade dollar of the time. Recently purchased a Brittania trade dollar, though a new version, not an original old one.
I have a 1914 Chinese Fat Man, but I need to confirm if genuine.
I need some 8 Reales, preferably with chop marks.
I've been wanting to start a collection of Trade Dollars. U.S. and world wide.
Could be an expensive collection.
With a touchstone and various solutions of acid?
or find a pawnshop or Gold and Silver buyer who has an X-ray machine.They may test it for free, or charge something.
I'm sure more experienced members will have more, and better, ideas.
This website is very intense in information on Morgans and Peace dollars, but you may have t use a lot of time. You can search for matching markers which are given VAM designation, but each year/mint might have large numbers . here is a link to 1883P. You can click on the camera image to see photos.
I noticed the stars were very mushy, which as I understand it indicates a fake. And the suggestion to take it to a shop looking for gold and silver to test it sounds like a good idea.
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