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What is your take on this odd 1921 Peace dollar?

braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

Not my coin. This is either an interesting coin or a damaged one.
I'd like your opinion on it.
Here are the seller's photos:





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    MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WAG- two coins machined to fit together, obverse inside reverse.

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    124Spider124Spider Posts: 848 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like a bad fake to me, but I'm certainly not an expert.

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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Agree, it looks like a magician's coin:

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 5, 2023 5:38PM

    Am I missing something? It looks like a 1921 Peace dollar to me.

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    PizzamanPizzaman Posts: 226 ✭✭✭

    It looks a little out of collar? A misaligned die strike? I'm not really, really good at this, now, so...

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    slider23slider23 Posts: 638 ✭✭✭✭

    It appears to be an opium dollar.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,306 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it is a real 21Peace dollar with either damage in minting process or PMD to edge. The wear, toning and strike appears to be alike on both sides. It will be interesting to see what comes to light.
    Jim


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    AtcarrollAtcarroll Posts: 343 ✭✭✭

    My first thought was extreme finning on the rim, but I'm pretty tired right now so I could be wrong.

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, I now own it, so we'll see what happens.

    peacockcoins

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    BryceMBryceM Posts: 11,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Can you give us an end-on photo of the rim?

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BryceM said:
    Can you give us an end-on photo of the rim?

    I just won the auction this evening.
    When it arrives I will certainly do so.

    peacockcoins

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    DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,253 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ex jewelry possibly.

    Professional Numismatist. "It's like God, Family, Country, except Sticker, Plastic, Coin."

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There was no description of the coin on the auction?

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    SurfinxHISurfinxHI Posts: 2,351 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’m voting opium dollar

    Dead people tell interesting tales.
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,115 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @OAKSTAR said:
    There was no description of the coin on the auction?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/125692352085

    peacockcoins

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'll take a guess and say that it is a solid coin with either damage or a normal coin with strange lighting. If it was an opium dollar then it would be more obvious and crude.

    The funny thing is I actually cherrypicked the coin posted by slider23. I first noticed the seam when the lid was closed on the auction photos. It is hard to miss, that is why I think the peace dollar isn't an opium box.

    But whether or not I am correct, I really want to see the outcome. Keep us updated!

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    someone was asking about orangeman50

    interesting dollar, edge not really matching wear and reverse die crack or scratch

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,771 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very odd auction. The seller has lots of photos of the strange edge but does not mention it at all in the text.

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    291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,942 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Spy coin? Photo coin? Magicians coin? Does it open up?

    All glory is fleeting.
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cannot reach any conclusion from the provided pictures... but it does look strange. Hope to see more when @braddick receives the coin. Cheers, RickO

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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,811 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:

    @OAKSTAR said:
    There was no description of the coin on the auction?


    https://www.ebay.com/itm/125692352085

    Yes, odd how he didn't mention or add additional information in the description.

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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