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    COIN GUYS - Need some opinions on this one... I got a "mystery" coin for you guys...

    Opinions anyone... ?

    I saw this and was like... wait a minute... something is wrong with this picture...
    It really screwed me up when I first picked this one up.
    I thought I had lost my mind... I kept flipping it over and back over...

    In fact it is still screwing me up... I am thinking a "round" ? ? ?
    A miss strike ?
    A fake ?
    A what the hell ?

    Found a similar awhile back on ebay... but was not same... and I have not looked again.

    Saved this one for you guys to figure out.
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    Crazy looking back AARC! Nothing right about that baby, can't wait to hear what you find out!
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    I saw a TV program about a guy who uses high tech machinery to do things just like that to a coin. He can cut the back out of the original and put another coin in there. And he does it so well you can't tell the difference. But he always (?) tells that they are fakes. Check the face around the edge to see if it is an insert. Just guessing, mind you.
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    Looks to be a Liberty (1878-1921) reverse. Real or faked, cool find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by duggap View Post
    I saw a TV program about a guy who uses high tech machinery to do things just like that to a coin. He can cut the back out of the original and put another coin in there. And he does it so well you can't tell the difference. But he always (?) tells that they are fakes. Check the face around the edge to see if it is an insert. Just guessing, mind you.
    No real signs of a "tampering" off the bat.
    Will put a serious micro on it if no one can I.D. this crazy coin.

    Damn thing is "right as rain"... CEPT for... the obvious. heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crappies-n-Coins View Post
    Looks to be a Liberty (1878-1921) reverse. Real or faked, cool find!
    Isn't it a Morgan reverse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobRieman View Post
    Isn't it a Morgan reverse?
    Yep, these senior moments are becoming more frequent
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    The 1861 one dollar coin was not minted in New Orleans; 1860 was the last year of the seated liberty being minted in NO.
    The reverse of your 'coin' is from the design of a Morgan dollar (1878-1921). Your coin is a fantasy piece--IMO.
    Don.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mackaydon View Post
    The 1861 one dollar coin was not minted in New Orleans; 1860 was the last year of the seated liberty being minted in NO.
    The reverse of your 'coin' is from the design of a Morgan dollar (1878-1921). Your coin is a fantasy piece--IMO.
    Don.....
    In silver no less.

    Hey at least it is silver. :P
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    AARC,

    It's a neat conversation piece....have it mounted in a bezel and wear it as a pendant.

    Regards + HH

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill from lachine View Post
    AARC,

    It's a neat conversation piece....have it mounted in a bezel and wear it as a pendant.

    Regards + HH

    Bill
    Actually...
    I was thinking of carrying it in my pocket on a daily basis...
    As a "flip" coin...
    And a piece to freak out a coin guy here and there in my travels.

    At a flea market or something... "Hey you wanna buy a Seated Morgan" ? ...
    They may reply "there is no such thing"...

    At which time I will say "wanna bet" ?
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    There is no possible way it is real. If you look at it, it just looks fake.

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    Did you dig it? Interesting piece..
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