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Contemporary Counterfeit or not?

I'm assuming this is a contemporary counterfeit and not the real thing. 


I see a number of things that concerns me. The crooked date on the obverse and the crooked "50 C." on the reverse. Also the "I" in pluribus looks like a number 1. 

I've been looking at the ccCBHcc website and couldn't find anything there.

Any thoughts?

Is there a way to determine if it's even silver? It's definitely not magnetic.

Thanks,
Doug

3 years ago

@user_90738
I'm assuming this is a contemporary counterfeit and not the real thing. 


I see a number of things that concerns me. The crooked date on the obverse and the crooked "50 C." on the reverse. Also the "I" in pluribus looks like a number 1. 

I've been looking at the ccCBHcc website and couldn't find anything there.

Any thoughts?

Is there a way to determine if it's even silver? It's definitely not magnetic.

Thanks,
Doug
Yeah, I don't like the way the numbers look (date or denomination); don't have the right "look" for a CBH. A little tough to tell for sure without the coin in hand though.

3 years ago

Thanks @Numinerd9!

3 years ago

Just a few of suggestions.

To determine if it's silver. If u have another one like it u can drop the real on e on a table and listen to the sound. Then compare with yours.
I have a silver test kit. U rub the edge of the coin on a block and drop some silver acid on it if it turn a certain color pink I think it would be silver.
Scratching a coin even on the side I don't think is a great idea.
I have never done it. It could potentially degrade ur coin. 
Last u can bring it to a known dealer. Do some research on ur dealer. He my try to tell u it's fake when it's real. 
All that said, I wold try the drop test. Even if u don't have that same coin get another silver quarter and drop it. U will distinguish the sound. 
I don't know if that helps.
Good luck
Jim

3 years ago

Just try to be careful. Dropping it may scratch or otherwise damage the coin. 

3 years ago

Hey everyone. I just returned from my local coin dealer and they confirmed that it's authentic. Also, it's definitely silver. They did give it a little bit of a drop on the counter and it made a beautiful ring sound so then they put it in a machine to test it and that came back positive. They said the only thing about it was that it had the crap cleaned out of it but otherwise seem to be an original.


Thanks for your input.

3 years ago

@user_90738
Hey everyone. I just returned from my local coin dealer and they confirmed that it's authentic. Also, it's definitely silver. They did give it a little bit of a drop on the counter and it made a beautiful ring sound so then they put it in a machine to test it and that came back positive. They said the only thing about it was that it had the crap cleaned out of it but otherwise seem to be an original.


Thanks for your input.
 Sweet! Glad to hear that.

3 years ago

Congratulations however don't do the drop test. You can damage the coin. Let a professional do it and test it. You can put a nice Nick in it and the value will decrease. You did the right thing next time weigh it. counterfiters have a hard time getting the funny metal to match the mesurament in the red book. I have been luck. Never been stuxk. You will do well. Good loxk 

3 years ago
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