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I Poked This 1890 P With A Stick and ...

Post by bjsilverfox » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:52 pm

I poked this 1990 P with a stick and the large lump under Liberty's chin did not budge. It weighs in at 26.3 grams has the correct ring when dropped and has tested silver on two different metal spectrometers. It appears to be a far date possibly a slanted one. So what is it occluded gas, counterfeit or something else?
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Post by Prider358 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Do you have photo's of the reverse? :roll:

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Post by Geseas » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:23 pm

I would like to venture a guess. Thanks bjsilverfox.

counterfeit; IMO.



A gouge in a working die that huge would not escape the scrutiny of these good folks here.

The area under the ear is suspicious'
The rim at 'UNUM'.
The Stars and Denticles all seem deformed.

Note: I did not consider fire mentioned below by Vampicker. I think I should be considering this in lieu of the current events.
Here is a photo of a suspected burnt Morgan and a interesting link:
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Post by bjsilverfox » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 pm

Prider358 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm
Do you have photo's of the reverse? :roll:
Here you go.
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Post by vampicker » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Occluded gas bubble. Some are natural, but the most common cause is fire. Coin looks genuine
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Post by bjsilverfox » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:45 pm

vampicker wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm
Occluded gas bubble. Some are natural, but the most common cause is fire. Coin looks genuine
John, I agree occluded gas. Just got to say it sure stands out in a crowded bin of junk silver dollars.

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