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REAL OR FAKE?

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namvette68

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I am not a collector of Morgans. I have no clue, other than weight and sound, to check authenticity.

I found this coin in a sub floor. 

I am hoping it is good, but won't be disappointed if it's a fake.

Thank you

1896 O $1 MORGAN OBV001.jpg

1896 O $1 MORGAN REV002.jpg

1896 O $1 MORGAN EDGE 003.jpg

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Thanks for doing such a nice job on the photo.  I am not a Morgan Dollar expert by any means, but in my opinion your coin is genuine.  I believe your coin is a Breen 5647 (VAM-8) variety.  Your mintmark is a medium oval with a slit opening which was used by the New Orleans mint in 1879-84 and again in 1888-89.  Breen calls this variety "rare".  I am not sure if this variety commands any premium or not.  

 

Andy (Whidbey Island Collection)

 

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52 minutes ago, namvette68 said:

IT IS A FAKE!

Sooo.....did you know that when you posted it or did you get additional information offline?

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I did not know it.I am not lucky enough to fine a genuine one, as I originally had hoped.

I was told that the Chinese Panda is another victim of this reproduction idea

One reason I do graded coins. I let the grading authority certify the them.

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