Opine on this 1856 Seated Liberty Dollar

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by schnickelfritz48, Aug 7, 2020.

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  2. GenX Enthusiast

    GenX Enthusiast Forensic grammatician

    Fake, unless there's an obverse I don't know about - compare the date to a graded example. the 5 should be quite curly;)
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Come on now OP. Seller lists item as "flying eagle dollar coin", does not accept returns, lists he is from Fairbanks Alaska, (I am sure good people live there, but what are the odds this coin went there minted before it was a US possession?), and wonder about it? Fake date, fake coins, and 2 of those 3 facts would prove it to me.
  4. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

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  5. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x -1883 O nut

    Cartoon date is a dead giveaway even with blurry images.
  6. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I wish all fakes were this... errrr...ummmm.... Good...... OP, this is about as phony as they come.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2020
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  7. LRC-Tom

    LRC-Tom Been around the block...

    Totally fake. The date is not even close to what a genuine one would look like.
  8. Malleus Maleficarum

    Malleus Maleficarum Well-Known Member

    Without even comparing it to a genuine example. You can tell it's fake by the laughably bad date fonts. Plus, awful pictures and 0 feedback are clues of an insidious seller.
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  9. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    There is a whole slew of them with the gash in the shield. No need to look any farther.
  10. manny9655

    manny9655 Active Member

    Not only is the date a giveaway, but the obverse stars ae too. Some of them are just God-awful bad and not from wear. They're misshapen.
  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    This looks like a part of a complete set of Seated Dollars the Chinese put out about 10 years ago. Not only were all the coins fake, but the Dansco Album it came in was a knock-off too.
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  12. Juno

    Juno Member

    Flying Eagel Silver Dollar Coin??? Unlike Flying Eagle Cents, the eagle on this specimen is not flying. Then he lists the denomination for this masterpiece as 50c. Do we need more clues?
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  14. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Well-Known Member

  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Just as it was elsewhere, counterfeit from China. It’s from the same vintage they were selling years ago in full sets, all of the “coins” bad.
  16. HoledandCreative

    HoledandCreative Well-Known Member

    Everybody says it is fake. Why is it still out there getting a bid! Report it!
  17. As of this morning, Aug. 10, at 7:50 am, Eastern, this obviously fake coin has an opening bid of $200.00. What's this dude thinkin'?
  18. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I took a 5 second look and immediately knew it was fake
  19. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    reported this coin as well
  20. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    just did!
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