Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by mrweaseluv, May 14, 2021.
am i missing something?
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EDIT: I guess it could be artificially beat up to make it look like it has seen circulation but I'm not sure, will be interested to hear what others have to say about it.
Yes, you are missing something. That is one fugly Morgan.
for $17.50 at a yard sale it seems ok lol under melt anyway, they had some much nicer ones but wanted stupid prices for em...
really tiny chance that there's any silver in that thing. Those letters and stars are ridiculous.
@-jeffB said, the letters on there are much thicker than the real thing and the color is off too. Did you buy it?
What "level of wear"?
It's a terrible fake. Half the poor bird's butt is gone. Wear doesn't remove device detail from recessed areas.
I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it's thicker than a normal Morgan, to bring its weight close to normal with a copper core.
is for my growing collection of counterfits.. will look good with the others
not magnetic and pretty sure it is a fake
I think that's neat. Bravo!
It's about 2 grams light.
The denticles on the obverse between 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock look bad, way smaller than the ones on the opposite side of the obverse. I don't think that's due to wear. There are other things too, such as the stars, which you mentioned. They're mushy and not sharp like on a real coin. The same with "In God We Trust". To me this coin screams "fake". But why someone would fake a common Morgan is beyond me. I guess you can't trust anyone these days.
Because then you can get $17.50 at a yard sale for a few cents' worth of metal. And because a fake 1893-S will get a lot more scrutiny than a fake 1888-O.
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