Just for those who may not know or follow along, I am the daughter of the advanced collector, Jim, my father who passed in 2001. I am very inexperienced and don't know much at all about coins still, but you have to get your feet wet and learn some hard lessons along the way, in almost anything. SO, I went back to the Collectible/Pawn shop where I got a good deal of the Flying Eagle cent. DESPITE, reading the advice about Trade Dollars, I bought one anyway. #yolo Here was my thinking: A) I believe it is genuine because it meet some of the diagnostics available to me, as in the Obv and Rev match. The dentiles are even. The ribbon end is appropriate for the year as well as the arrow angle on the reverse. The font and legends look good- at least to my eye. It is non-magnetic. It is in a generic slab, so obviously I could not weigh it nor view the edge. B) I know the China is counterfeiting the slabs as well. That being said, I don't think that they would counterfeit a generic slab that lends no credibility to the coin. So, the coin still could be fake, and somewhere along the line someone put it in the slab. C) The shopkeep guaranteed it authentic and will give a refund if not. I hope that it can grade as an F-15 to VF-20. I paid $130. ====== My other purchase is the 1921 Peace Dollar. I am thinking it is cleaned. I am hoping it would grade an AU-50 or a bit better. I paid $125. Please, any opinions? Thank you all for helping a neophyte.