Low Relief proof peace dollar?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by James R, May 16, 2021.

  1. James R

    James R Active Member

    Is this a satin finish? 34B260AE-FBFD-4C92-B3BE-D2F457F0CAD6.png 616D4EDC-89C4-47BE-98F8-628EC69B2C24.png

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  3. cpm9ball

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    Can you give us a better photo of the edge?
  4. James R

    James R Active Member

    It looks like a squared of knife edge. 608002DA-B8BC-42FA-99E5-6FCE84360C3D.png

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  5. cpm9ball

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    The edge, not the rim, please! The edge is the 3rd side of the coin.
  6. Ana Silverbell

    Ana Silverbell Well-Known Member

    I doubt the authenticity of this coin. The motto, "In God We Trvst" does not appear correct to me, especially the word "WE" and the "v" which appears smaller than the other letters. Other aspects of the obverse don't seem right either. From a distance the eagle just doesn't look like a Peace dollar eagle.
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'm nervous about it too. Part of the hair seems to be sinking under the field, and that big raised spike across the rays under DOLLAR looks super sketchy.
  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I can’t recall ever seeing a satin finish on a Peace Dollar.
  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Very questionable, be safe not sorry, pass on it if you can, I would. Good luck
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    When judging a coin from a photograph, I follow the old "gut feeling" on first view. To me, the coin is a fake, certainly not ever a satin proof, but that's just me.
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  11. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That’s the way I am too. If I study a questionable coin too long I make the wrong decision every time….. Just like this Peace dollar. My first reaction was, “nope”…. More I look at it, I am trying to talk myself out of my initial judgment.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The Mint issued a Matte and a Satin Proof Peace Dollar. I’ve never seen one as I said before. They are extremely rare. This isn’t one of them.
  13. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    IN GOD WE TRVST doesn't look right. I'd go with Fake. Most likely from China.
  14. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    I agree. And the mouth and neck are both wrong. When has Lady Liberty ever had that big Adam's apple? Also, the eye is too far back in the head.
  15. cpm9ball

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    48 hours later and still no response. Don't ya just love it!
  16. charley

    charley Well-Known Member

    Leaves a person on the edge.....

    Yes, Yes....corny, but still, appropriate.
  17. John Burgess

    John Burgess Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, I'm gonna say no, and there's maybe 20 total examples out there in regular or high relief maximum, regardless of the finishes all struck by or for Chief Engraver George T. Morgan,. and all very much accounted for, the Norweb collection had a couple for example. This wouldn't be the place to really test the waters for it though, you'd need expert information on them, like Walter Breen, who's seen a lot of them and cataloged die markers and all that jazz of the examples he's seen.

    I mean you are quite literally showing up to a petstore, looking for a great white shark, and the aquarium doesn't have one of those either so why would the pet store?

    None of us would have seen one before or really know the die markers and finishes, unless someone of us would have spent the time to extensively researched each and every one, or followed and read the research of someone that has. this is a very specialized niche of collector with BIG bucks.

    So, in summation, I doubt anyone here could authenticate it as a 1922 regular relief proof peace dollar, even if your pictures were better and more thorough, BUT I'm 99.9% sure, the fact that you are here and not hitting the books on it and trying to contact the experts in this particular field suggests it's not one and wishful thinking at best.

    if it's too good to be true, it probably is. it's a $100K + coin. there's maybe 10 in existence and that's only if they all were slabbed and accounted for at once (possibilities exist that the population numbers are high from resubmissions of the same coin for crossovers). even a details/genuine one goes for $30K minimum.

    the chance that's one,,,, it's worse than you getting struck by lightening every day for the next year, which is more likely to happen.
    I don't expect to ever see a real one and if I did I wouldn't begin to know how to authenticate it and verify it.
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