1799 Drapped Bust Silver Dollar Real or Fake ????
Hi to all. Im new on this site and need of your help. I was working on rebuilding an old house close to were I live in Illinois and I found this coin behind one of the walls i was braking down when i was picking up the broken old pieces of wood i saw it on the floor. I ve been a collecter for over 50 years and my eyes almost came out of my head when I saw the coin. I have been studing the coin for some time now,reading everything I could fined including the The United States Early Silver Dollars, by Bolender. But I have found hardly anything writen about the lettering on the edge.The size is 29.5mm the weight is 26.5
a little under the 26.96. I tried the magnet and it does go dawn slower then the other none silver coins at about a 45 degree angle. So everything seems to fit. Except one thing. I haven found enough information on the lettering on the edge. I only know the basic words , CENTS,ONE,DOLLAR, OR, UNIT with 2 stars in between the words. This is what I found to be suspicious. the word Hundred is spelled wrong. its spelled- UNDRRD. no H & 2 R´s. does anyone know if this is an error? I understand these coins were minted very differently then what we know today. Can someone have may a mistake in the lettering? I really want to know if this is authentic or a fake? Look at pics you´ll see the word Hundred misspelled. I aprreciate your time. Question is. Is This coin authentic or Fake? If it is authentic what grade you you think its in?