US Fake Silver Dollar 1799 to 1804
You have an imitation of the most celebrated US rare coin: the 1804 silver dollar. Too bad it is not real. There are only 15 genuine coins known to exist. Counterfeits are worth zero.
There is a superb article on Chinese counterfeiting at this Reid Goldsborough web site [Press Here], and an overall Coin Collecting Consumer Protection Guide as well. CoinQuest thanks Reid Goldsborough for use of the counterfeit dollar image above. The genuine coin comes from Stack's Bowers, where it sold for more than $76000 US dollars in a 2014 auction.
One of the best indicators of authenticity is weight. An accurate scale, often available at a jewelry store, can immediately detect off-weight coins. A genuine 1804 silver dollar weighs precisely 26.96 grams.
With the advent of the COPY law, known as the Hobby Protection Act, interesting new area of coin collecting opened: Legal Reproductions. With COPY tucked neatly into the design, entrepreneurs like respected numismatist Ken Potter started producing coins that most collectors could never dream of owning. Now, for a few dollars, anyone can own an 1804 silver dollar that looks absolutely fantastic. You can see Ken's treasures at his web site Rare Coin Reproductions.
You can see the comparison in the picture below.
CoinQuest thanks Bowers and Merena Coin Auctions, nowStack's Bowers and Ken Potter for use of their coin images.
Coin: 1368 , Genre: United States
Requested by: dora, Tue, 22-Sep-2009 17:30:43 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Mon, 29-Apr-2013 16:28:57 GMT
Updated by CoinQuest, appraisal ok, Mon, 28-Jul-2014 23:25:28 GMT
Requester description: 1804 liberty,eagle
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