MY 1893 $2.5 Liberty Eagle, What The Heck

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by bear32211, May 23, 2020 at 12:13 PM.

  1. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    I've just pulled a couple coins out of storage. One, an 1893 Two and a Half Dollar Liberty and noticed what I call 'crackling'. It is on the obverse and reverse. 1893 2.5 rev 1.jpg 1893 2.5 rev 2.jpg 1893 2,5 ob 1.jpg 1893 2.5 ob 3.jpg Help an old man out on this with all the expertise I can get here, thank you.
     
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  3. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    I haven't seen this before, but my initial thought is that *maybe* this coin was plated? Certainly curious to see what more experienced folks here think..
     
  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    Unless my eyes deceive me, the obverse cracks appear to have significant depth to them. If that's the case, I question the coin's authenticity.
     
  5. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    This came from a group of the same year collection but sold as 'piece out', at an auction a while back.
     
  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    For it to crack like that it makes me think the coin is not genuine. I've never seen a gold coin look anything like that. Was it plated? Is it even gold?
     
  7. bear32211

    bear32211 Still Learning

    This is very concerning, it was purchased from a well known auction house several years ago. So how many possible fakes are really out there then ?
     
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