🥇 BANNER 1878 Contemporary counterfeit Trade dollar, San Francisco mint mark!

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Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal.

What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a few, I knew it was an old counterfeit. I was thinking it’s a counter Mexican 8. My buddy Charlie cleaned it I and we were floored. Never have I seen a trade dollar, much less a counterfeit one!
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I’ve dug some great old and real silver in my life, so I really appreciate a contemporary counterfeit when I find one. So enjoy, I’ve never seen or heard of one found, and this one cleaned up beautifully.
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Good hunts,

Steve
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Keep on rockin it scrappy....nice one congrats !!
 
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Keep on rockin it scrappy....nice one congrats !!
Thanks Bart! I don’t get too many dollar sized silvers, unlike you! Lol. Don’t be a stranger next time you visit your family up this way. Have a few spots I’m holding onto
 

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View attachment 2011681 Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal.

What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a few, I knew it was an old counterfeit. I was thinking it’s a counter Mexican 8. My buddy Charlie cleaned it I and we were floored. Never have I seen a trade dollar, much less a counterfeit one! View attachment 2011666 View attachment 2011667

I’ve dug some great old and real silver in my life, so I really appreciate a contemporary counterfeit when I find one. So enjoy, I’ve never seen or heard of one found, and this one cleaned up beautifully.
View attachment 2011669 View attachment 2011668

Good hunts,

Steve View attachment 2011681
View attachment 2011681 Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal.

What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a few, I knew it was an old counterfeit. I was thinking it’s a counter Mexican 8. My buddy Charlie cleaned it I and we were floored. Never have I seen a trade dollar, much less a counterfeit one! View attachment 2011666 View attachment 2011667

I’ve dug some great old and real silver in my life, so I really appreciate a contemporary counterfeit when I find one. So enjoy, I’ve never seen or heard of one found, and this one cleaned up beautifully.
View attachment 2011669 View attachment 2011668

Good hunts,

Steve View attachment 2011681
Steve I love the trade dollar dig. My opinion is that since it is counterfeit, it is more interesting!
 
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Steve I love the trade dollar dig. My opinion is that since it is counterfeit, it is more interesting!
Haha thanks man! It’s as interesting a counterfeit coin as I can think of. Cheers
 

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Way better in a way than a genuine one. I have a bunch of early silver coins, but only 2 counterfeit ones. A much rarer find. Congrats again!
 

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Congrats on your very banner worthy LARGE silver steve....glad to see you getting out there and scoring some more banners !!
 
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Way better in a way than a genuine one. I have a bunch of early silver coins, but only 2 counterfeit ones. A much rarer find. Congrats again!
Thanks Anton! Funny, as my buddies and me field-cleaned the coin, it just got better and better with each wipe. I guess some could argue it’s not the same awesomeness as a genuine trade dollar, but yeah, when you have a lot of anything, the unusual ones are appreciated most. Cheers
 
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Congrats on your very banner worthy LARGE silver steve....glad to see you getting out there and scoring some more banners !!
Ha! Had no idea. That’s awesome! Still remember our hunts for the holy grail dollars down your way. Good times. Don't be a stranger
 

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View attachment 2011681 Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal.

What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a few, I knew it was an old counterfeit. I was thinking it’s a counter Mexican 8. My buddy Charlie cleaned it I and we were floored. Never have I seen a trade dollar, much less a counterfeit one! View attachment 2011666 View attachment 2011667

I’ve dug some great old and real silver in my life, so I really appreciate a contemporary counterfeit when I find one. So enjoy, I’ve never seen or heard of one found, and this one cleaned up beautifully.
View attachment 2011669 View attachment 2011668

Good hunts,

Steve View attachment 2011681
I found a Pine tree shilling a few years ago that is counterfeit. Disappointing!
 

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View attachment 2011681 Me and my buddies Eastcoast hunter and Bart got out for a hunt. A real beat up place that’ll reward you if you try hard enough. I’m right in a spot overlooking a stream and I get clunky mid-signal.

What I uncovered blew my mind. First I saw the eagle and the corroded edges and, having dug a few, I knew it was an old counterfeit. I was thinking it’s a counter Mexican 8. My buddy Charlie cleaned it I and we were floored. Never have I seen a trade dollar, much less a counterfeit one! View attachment 2011666 View attachment 2011667

I’ve dug some great old and real silver in my life, so I really appreciate a contemporary counterfeit when I find one. So enjoy, I’ve never seen or heard of one found, and this one cleaned up beautifully.
View attachment 2011669 View attachment 2011668

Good hunts,

Steve View attachment 2011681
How the hell does this get banner but a 1797 reale dug in Cali gets a smug congrats?
 

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