1804 silver dollar

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1804 silver dollar

#1 Unread post by tonilynnejones » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:47 am

Hello,

My husband and I are currently living in Thailand and are coming back to the states in a month. One of my husbands students is considering buying this coin but we are unsure if it is authentic or not. She did a magnet test on it (because I read online that that is something we should do) and it didn't stick to the magnets. If any of you could tell us if this looks like it is something that we should look further into, we would appreciate it. I don't have to weight or the measurements right now though.

Thanks so much!
Toni
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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:42 pm

Class I examples were made circa 1834 - these all have lettered edges and no rust pit in the field just left of the top leaf of the olive branch on the reverse. Only 8 examples are known.

Class II examples were made after 1857 - the only known specimen has a plain edge. Only 1 example is known.

Class III examples were made after 1857 - they all have lettered edges and a rust pit in the afore-mentioned place on the reverse. Only 6 examples are known.


The devices (Lady and Eagle) on your coin are far too small.

(Here's an authenticated one to compare against.)
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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#3 Unread post by dipper13 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:30 pm

The reverse gives it away. Do not buy, it is a fake. Look how small the Eagle is, it is not even a good copy. Dan

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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#4 Unread post by Daniel » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:04 pm

It is fake, please don't buy it or even consider it.

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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#5 Unread post by tonilynnejones » Wed Mar 23, 2016 10:58 am

Thanks so much everyone! I thought it looked a bit off.

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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#6 Unread post by PALH1 » Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:11 pm

this is a PERFECT EXAMPLEof why it never hurts to ask !!

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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#7 Unread post by cmend4 » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:03 am

I am a new collector and I can tell you that it is a fake coin


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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#9 Unread post by PALH1 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:00 am

Daniel wrote:It is fake, please don't buy it or even consider it.
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Re: 1804 silver dollar

#10 Unread post by polly.guro » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:47 am

Daniel wrote:
Fri Jul 22, 2016 6:03 pm
Don't buy it! Fake http://coinauctionshelp.com/identify_fa ... llars.html
I collected 1804 silver dollar.i test magnet and it did not attract..could it be real sir..

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