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    Posted: 12 Oct 2007 at 11:44pm
Well, is it fake or not?
This was around 28 grams or so on a kitchen scale.
When the Seated liberty side is up, the eagle is down.
It was not attracted to a magnet  So what gives?





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Although 1872 is a more common date that should be less prone to counterfeiting, it looks fake to me. The outline of Lady Liberty seems to bleed into the fields, and if I recall correctly the figure should be somewhat larger. The stars on the obverse appear to be irregular. On the reverse, 'United' looks kind of crooked and rather crude and once again the edges of the ribbon seem to bleed into the fields. The reeds look like they don't cross all the way over across the edge of the coin.
 
Just my opinion - I could be wrong (but I doubt it).
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I agree with paul1980, it looks like a cast fake, most likely from China.
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I failed to mention the eagle and ribbon on the reverse are too small as well as the seated liberty figure on the obverse. Everything about this coin is wrong.
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