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Have you ever seen a Carson City with only one C

Looking at this underweight coin with only one C and I am curios, experts what do you think happened to this coin?


  • RLSnapperRLSnapper Posts: 516 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I am no expert on Trade Dollars but it looks to be a contemporary counterfeit.

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 5:28PM

    Yes. Grease filled die.

    As for that coin... I'd look more at the shape of the C

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,290 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 10, 2022 6:02PM

    I only see one C at a time anyhow!

    But it does look like the type one reverse........plus at 27g isn't that within tolerances?

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  • jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It does not look like a counterfeit nor a grease strike. Take a look at the closeups, it was scratched off purposefully.

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  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,761 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The top of the obverse suggest a cast copy to me.

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,591 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fake. Second C scratched off so that it would absolutely be questioned if sold.

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,841 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 11, 2022 4:26AM

    @jacrispies said:
    It does not look like a counterfeit nor a grease strike. Take a look at the closeups, it was scratched off purposefully.

    I didn't say it was a grease-filled die. I said I have seen a single C coin which was a grease-filled die. That was the question posed by the OP.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That one looks as if it has been altered... either intentionally or a weird PMD. Cheers, RickO

  • gumby1234gumby1234 Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its not underweight. Trade dollars weigh 27.2 grams. This one weighs 27. Its within tolerance and it has probably 2 tenths of a gram worth of wear.

    Probably an altered genuine coin.

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  • lermishlermish Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've got about a half of a C here :D

  • stevebensteveben Posts: 4,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    the only error here would be if someone bought this

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