1776 CONTINENTAL CURRENCY COIN REAL OR FAKE
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Hello everyone, I'am trying to find out if I've a struck copy or a real Continental dollar coin. It weighes 17.3 grams and measures about 39mm in size. It also has a twin leaf design on the edge of the coin. I have photo's available. Any help would be great. Thanks, Bob

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Welcome to our friendly little neighborhood!

 

We need photos, but I suspect they will merely confirm that the "coin" is fake.

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Photos would help, but to be honest I would never buy a Continental Dollar that was not certified by NGC or PCGS. There are just too many copies out there. I’ve known dealers who thought they knew what they were doing in this area who got caught.

 

I’d also advise you have a very fat checking account. These coins go for five figure prices quite easily, and I’m talking well north of $10,000.

 

I’d also be careful about the price you pay. A dealer, who thought I’d just dropped off the turnip truck, quoted me over a $150,000 each for two he had that were not Mint State or anything that special so far as the grades went. I didn’t know that I looked to that stupid :insane: to other people. ;)

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welcome to the boards

 

a photo will help detect a bad fake

 

 

 

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Fake as the day is long. That is a cast copy, and worth a dollar or two at most.

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Yep, modern fake and not even close. This is one of those counterfeits you can detect from three feet away.

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Crude cast replica sold to tourists at souvenir stands at historical sites or sold in magazine ads. These crude copies weren't made to deceive collectors. The ones made before the passage of the Hobby Protection Act in 1984 usually don't have COPY stamped on them.

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