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Thread: Fake Morgan Dollars are becoming epidemic!!!

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    Take a look at the wheat above liberty. I can't wait to get home and check my Morgans.

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    On the 1881 coin, the second '1' looks wrong, fat.

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    Look at the wheat stalks above "Liberty." The positioning is wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    Not magnetic. All 10 are fake.
    Does the magnet do that weird thing when you move it rapidly over them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldFoilHat View Post
    Does the magnet do that weird thing when you move it rapidly over them?
    Not really sure what you mean by that 'weird thing'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    I placed a real 1886 coin into the pic with the fake one for comparison
    3rd pic, 1886 morgan israel
    Last edited by yellowsnow; 12-10-2012 at 07:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    The fakes are a little bit thicker compared to a real Morgan. I do not have a good caliper to get the exact thickness. Diameter seems spot on with the fakes. I plan on adding a good caliper into my kit now that I know what I am up against with fakes that are just to real looking.
    that's enough clue for me, extra thickness proved more non-silver metal is needed to pat up the weight. They didnt want to go too thick so they target slick/cull weight.
    Last edited by yellowsnow; 12-10-2012 at 07:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy_Metal View Post
    The edges/reeding are near perfect. About the only thing the eye would catch is some of them have the slighest lip or ridge that looks VERY slightly off, and if your eyes are not great, most folks probably wouldn't pick up on it.

    I guess the thing that stuck out to me first is a feeling that the color was off a bit. And it was only because I had 10 coins that I questioned it, as all 10 had the same 'off' color.
    dirt and tarnish tone will u cost extra (ya, i kid a lot)

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    Any word back from the seller yet?

    Hope you hacksaw one in half.

    Thanks for sharing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
    that's enough clue for me, extra thickness proved more non-silver metal is needed to pat up the weight. They didnt want to go too thick so they target slick/cull weight.
    If you have a really good eye, there is a caliper app for iphones/smartphones. It doesn't 'really' measure the thickness, it displays the caliper on the screen and you hold the object against it and adjust the caliper jaws as best as you can. If your eye is good, it is surprisingly accurate!

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