Real or fake

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Rushmore, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Obverse looks too off center to me 20210221_093156.jpg 20210221_093202.jpg 20210221_093212.jpg 20210221_093218.jpg
     
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    It's also one of the simi-key dates with a mintage around 300,000
     
  5. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

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  6. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    Definitely fake. Compare the obverse to a genuine example:

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  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I believe that you're correct. I see especially a difference in the "9"s of the date. The eBay auction coin must be in a fake slab.
     
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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

  9. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Fake. The outside obverse rim looks too high, and the letters in the world "DOLLAR" are weak on the bottom for no good reason, like wear. These coins were struck sharply in that area.
     
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  10. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    I bought the coin in 2019 from Empire Coins out of Phoenix AZ. I called and left them a message. Hope they will rectify it. Until now I've never had a problem with them.
     
  11. MegaCoin

    MegaCoin New Member

    Is there such a coin? 1878 o ?
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    Is there such a coin? 1878 O Morgan?
     
  12. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    1878 O no they don't exist new Orleans mint started minting morgans in 1879
     
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

  14. MegaCoin

    MegaCoin New Member

    Thanks, sometimes I just don’t believe what I see. That’s just wrong.
     
  15. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Sent my coin in to PCGS this afternoon. We'll see what happens.
     
  16. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    The one in the original post? If you ask us and its literally unanimous that it's fake.... why even bother asking us? Why in the heck would you waste your money submitting it?
     
  17. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Yes. I talked to Bret at Empire and he put it in writing if the coin is fake he will reimburse the grading fees plus refund my coin.
     
  18. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    While that might seem like a completely wonderful response (and is the absolute bare minimum).... If a TPG calls it fake, obviously the company that sold it is beholden to refund your cost. Why is it your obligation to submit and authenticate, rather than theirs?

    But the bigger question is: How did this company not recognize the obvious fake and refund you immediately? And/or, why didn't the company recognize the fake before they sold it in the first place?
     
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  19. Kentucky

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  20. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Please keep us up to date on this coin.
     
  21. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    You just beat me. Lol
     
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