Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Arnold Coindexter, Dec 28, 2018.
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...and Squiggy's sideburn
They may exist, but I've ever seen a Morgan without bag marks.
and yet the reverse fields are COMPLETELY unblemished. As if it was minted a week ago, which it probably was. And it has that dead no luster look.
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What makes you think it’s fake?
Casting artifacts on the obverse around 12 o'clock caught my eye almost immediately, but the general look itself doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
I have never seen a VAM 83 nostril on an 1878 CC. Would love to find one but I'll pass on this one.
drop it on a marble or counter top that is not wood and listen to the sound. It most likely will have a Thud sound and not the familiar ring of silver
NO NO NO!!!! For any new collectors reading this thread, DO NOT follow this advice. Dropping a coin on a hard surface can damage it, and a damaged coin has a lower value. And never use a test that requires removing some metal for an acid test
BTW: some Chinese fakes are silver, so this isn't a foolproof test
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