Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

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Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by Raybob15239 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:27 pm

I have been searching for a Contemporary Counterfiet in the wild for decades and have never had much success. I have found a few on eBay, but others (probably here) saw them, too, knowing what they were and I missed them. I saw this on eBay a few days ago and thought that the soft appearance looked suspect (in a good way). The Micro O tilted right looked good, the date looked good... so I went for it. I had some competition, so I wondered if someone else was taking a chance on what it was, too. I watched it at the close of the auction and put in a nuclear snipe bid (which surprisingly ended up very reasonable (only about $15-16 over melt. It arrived today and it still looks like it might be a Contemporary Counterfiet, but it just doesn't seem to match up the existing 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiets listed on VAMWorld.

Anyone have any opinions on this? (the level of wear makes it a bit hard to pick up on some of the plate photo pick up points.)
1902-o Obverse 3 Date.jpg
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1902-o Reverse 4 Mint Mark.jpg
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1902-o Reverse 3 Eagle.jpg
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1902-o Obverse 4 left field.jpg
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by Raybob15239 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:28 pm

1902-o Reverse 1 Left Wreath.jpg
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1902-o Reverse 2 Right Wreath.jpg
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by messydesk » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:09 pm

Looks like the VAM 3 from here.
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by Raybob15239 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:16 pm

That was my initial thought, but some of the other markers weren't there.
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by messydesk » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:43 pm

Markers are pretty blurry on these, especially below VF.
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by Raybob15239 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:00 pm

Thanks, John. It will be heading your way later this month.
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Re: Possible 1902-o Contemporary Counterfiet

Post by blh74 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:36 am

messydesk wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:09 pm
Looks like the VAM 3 from here.
I agree with John. Mine is VF.

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