How to identify a counterfeit Trade Dollar?
Not wanting to steal another's post regarding a counterfeit Trade Dollar, I thought I would list my own Counterfeit Trade Dollar and what I see as key variances in a real $TD. I hope others can show theirs with the differences and maybe gather enough information as to make us all better at identifying these bogus coins. My 1873 CC fake is actually heavier at 27.4 grams than the 27.2 grams of an actual $TD. Still, it has a concrete look to the finish, the numbers in the date look different compared to an actual $TD, the eagle's eye, while open, has what I consider a snood above the eye rather than below the eye, the CC lettering looks quite different. I am sure their are many different things I am missing but enough to know it not to be real. I hope someone will point out all the differences of this counterfeit and others that are posted.
When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln
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