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Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:07 pm
by JackBnimble01
Has anyone ever seen a coin like this?
If it’s real is it rare?
Thanks

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:37 pm
by messydesk
Fake. The Chinese have taken to faking error coins in recent years.

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:55 pm
by JackBnimble01
Thanks
Seller wants 3500.
Color looks off also!
This is the other coin he is using
As a comparable coin!
I just told him to send it to pcgs
So many scams, really need to do
Your home work!!

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:59 pm
by DHalladay
Real ones are exquisitely rare and valuable.

Here's a real one that Heritage sold for $19,200 three years ago. I'm sure it's just a coincidence that the fake coin being offered is the same date, mint mark, and the off-centering looks remarkably similar.

Or not.

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Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:37 pm
by RogerB
Thoughts are real: coin is fake.

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:22 pm
by vampicker
Is it my imagination or is the clearly fake raw piece showing a reeded edge?

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:32 pm
by Longstrider
Good eye. It is so apparent once it's pointed out. I love learning here. Thanks.🐍

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:34 pm
by messydesk
vampicker wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Is it my imagination or is the clearly fake raw piece showing a reeded edge?
I saw the same thing.

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:58 pm
by morganman
I love Morgan errors, having quite a varied collection of them myself

The railroad rim partial and full reeds is of my favorites, but these as shown
really command stellar premium dollars

Large odd struck thrus show up less these days as collectors have scarfed
them up for years. 1921 in expensive and less dramatic examples are still
readily availably and cheap

Re: Real or fake? Thoughts?

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 4:28 pm
by vamsterdam
looks a bit flaky, don't ya think? i've lots of chinese off centers, including key dates. and what a coincidental evil twin to the real one in a pcgs holder.