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1921 D Walker. eBay looks funny to me

VetterVetter Posts: 747 ✭✭✭✭✭

I’m not the best when it comes to Walkers but this coin doesn’t look right to me. Am I wrong?

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  • BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,037 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don’t like it. The lightly porous surfaces and slightly fuzzy devices would prompt me to steer clear of this one. The NGC look alike grading service slab offers no reassurances.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not one I would bother with... Nothing screams fake, but not at all interesting and fourth tier grading... Cheers, RickO

  • Walkerguy21DWalkerguy21D Posts: 10,873 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks fake to me.
    Rims, surfaces, mushy details, and date all look wrong.
    But I suppose the owner has a story that it was found with a metal detector near a Super Fund chemical waste site, and then judiciously soaked and scrubbed with Drano before submitting to this legit and beyond reproach tpg…,

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  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I believe the coin is genuine, but it is not one I would want. Just too many problems.

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It appears that some of the wonky texture/porosity may be coming from the surface of the slab.
    It looks worn, weird with an old cleaning and perhaps dipped out. Might be fake but doesn’t scream with evidence of such.

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  • jdimmickjdimmick Posts: 9,542 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 24, 2022 8:23AM

    That coin does not look genuine to me,

    base of 2 is off for one

  • nwcoastnwcoast Posts: 2,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looking more closely at the date, to my eyes, it’s not a glaring discrepancy but the mushyness and porosity are raising more red flags. Looks more off to me now after comparing photos.
    Here’s a comparison of the sellers photo with something borrowed from the trueview archives.

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  • clarkbar04clarkbar04 Posts: 4,895 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not even a good fake.

    MS66 taste on an MS63 budget.
  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,972 ✭✭✭✭✭

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