Probably Fake, but...

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Silverhouse, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    Earlier I had asked my friend in Canada if she had any other coins she got from her mother. She sent me some horrible photos of this coin, and this was the best one she took.. I know these are counterfeited, so tell me, is it real or fake? She tells me it appears to be made in pewter. CONT1.jpg cont2.jpg
     
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  3. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    What does the edge look like?
     
  4. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    She's taking pics of the edge as I type this.
     
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  6. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    Looks like a cast replica. You can see the seem line on the edge. Lots of these were made.
     
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  7. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    Ok thanks! She says it's smooth all the way around, and no line edge in between in the middle. She said it doesn't look like two pieces infused together as in hand there are no lines... I'll attempt to get better rim pics.
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    I second that opinion.
     
  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Yes, it is a fake.
     
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    It's a copy.
     
  11. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    Looks like a cast copy here too!
     
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  12. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Older copy the sold a lot at historic sites etc
     
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  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a copy as stated. The edge shows the cast seams.
     
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  14. John Wright

    John Wright New Member

     
  15. John Wright

    John Wright New Member

    Guaranteed modern fake. These are available to tourists in the US. My pic of 4 edges is as follows: 1) Mexican 8R 1768, 2) Genuine Fugio "$" 1776, 3) Mexican 8R 1798, 4) Genuine US $ 1795. 19-Edges    1760-1800.jpg
     
  16. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    It is a copy, but a better one than most of the fakes you see.
     
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  17. Silverhouse

    Silverhouse Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input. Fake indeed! She sees the seam that was pointed out earlier...
     
  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

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