Morgan Dollar Real or Fake?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Wlinville, Aug 16, 2019.

  1. Wlinville

    Wlinville New Member

    I got this Morgan dollar the other day and am having a difficult time figuring out if real or fake. Tidbits about the coin are the weight comes in good. I've 20190816_150306.jpg 20190816_150245.jpg acid tested it which checks out. Non magnetic. Have not measured diameter. Only thing throwing me off is the mint mark. It just looks like a square. Could it be an error? Let me know your thoughts!! Oh and someone had the name Johnny engraved across face of it. Check out the pics!
     

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  3. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Welcome to CT!

    When you say:
    do you mean you bought it, you found it, it was given as a gift..?

    It looks to be a San Fran mint mark that took a direct hit. The coin itself is very well circulated, & with the very prominent graffiti, that pretty much removes it from the realm of collectability, leaving the bullion valve.

    I do not generally assess genuineness by pics, but I see nothing about this coin which would lead me to believe it's a fake. They produced over 9.7 million "S" minted coins, & they really do not command significant value until they reach MS65 & above.

    I hope your acquisition of this dollar was reasonable since it will only be worth melt value.

    Happy hunting! Are you a collector? If so, tell us a little about your collection.
     
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  4. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Well-Known Member

    Looks fake to me
     
  5. kSigSteve

    kSigSteve Active Member

    Care to elaborate as to why?
     
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  6. Robert91791

    Robert91791 Well-Known Member

    I just compared it to my BU Morgan and the eagle is kist way off from the neck all the way down to the chest. Other semiors will chime in.
     
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