1895 morgan is it real??help

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1895 morgan is it real??help

#1 Unread post by Jerry45 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:18 pm

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Re: 1895 morgan is it real??help

#2 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:28 pm

You can tell by the date font that this isn't an authentic Morgan Dollar, plus there's never been a business strike 1895 discovered. All of them are proofs and this coin is not a proof anyway.
I should also mention to test this coin with a magnet and post an image of the reverse just in case someone rubbed the mint mark off and I am incorrect about the fonts.
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#3 Unread post by Jerry45 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 3:42 pm

It does not stick to a magnet i weighed it keep in mind my scale isnt new it weighs 25.8 g

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#4 Unread post by Daniel » Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:56 pm

You have to compare it to the authentic images I posted, the mouth is wrong and so is the thickness of the lettering. and the ball of the 9 is too high. I am positive it's not authentic.

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#5 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:30 am

Daniel wrote:You can tell by the date font that this isn't an authentic Morgan Dollar, plus there's never been a business strike 1895 discovered. All of them are proofs and this coin is not a proof anyway.
I should also mention to test this coin with a magnet and post an image of the reverse just in case someone rubbed the mint mark off and I am incorrect about the fonts.
:agree: ....reverse?

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#6 Unread post by Jerry45 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:47 am

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thanks for the info after more research i agree its fake. Under 60X magnified i can make out a rubbed out S mm

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#7 Unread post by Daniel » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:05 am

The lettering is too think and not uniform, it's most certainly a fake, if you need a second opinion then send it to ANACS. You don't have to be a member and they're great on authenticating Morgan Dollars.

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#8 Unread post by PALH1 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:37 pm

hugeeyes :confused: :dunno
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#9 Unread post by Garrynaples » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:52 am

http://www.vamworld.com/1895-P+VAMs

Here are photos of an authentic 1895 proof. Otherwise, I certainly agree with all comments posted previously.

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Re: 1895 morgan is it real??help

#10 Unread post by Garrynaples » Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:28 pm

I just noticed the post that the OPs coin has a rubbed out S mintmark. I can't figure out yet how to post a photo, but there are 7 VAM varieties associated with 1895-S. Six have photos of the date. http://www.vamworld.com/1895-S+VAMs The date placement is the same on all 6. The left edge of the 1 begins at the center of a denticle in each variety. In the OPs photo, the left edge of the 1 begins at the left edge of a denticle. The date on the OPs photo is also nearer to the tip of the bust than on the 6 1895-S varieties. I can only agree that the OPs coin is not authentic. It would have been a shame if someone damaged an authentic 1895-S to counterfeit an 1895 business strike.

Six of the 7 varieties of the 1895-O pictured also do not match the date placement of the OP's coin.

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