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Does Anyone Know If This is Authentic63+-222222222290?

Hey guys.  I picked this up from my coin club meeting a couple of days ago, and I am not entirely certain it is authentic.  If anyone knows, please let me know!

6 years ago

seems legitimate to me but wait for others to comment who probably know more than I do

6 years ago

It looks legit to me.  1845 Large Cent (Series 1839-1857).  Why do you think it is counterfeit?

6 years ago

It has really bumpy surfaces.

6 years ago

seems legit

6 years ago

It could have been buried and received some light "environmental damage" as NGC says, which explains the rough texture. I have a Washington Success Token which exhibits the same texture and was certified as legit. See NGC# 2676112-001 for photos.

6 years ago

cool coin even if it is "environmentally damaged"

6 years ago

Looks genuine, with corrosion/environmental damage.

6 years ago

The only one who can tell you are expert's. Either NGC or PCGS or a very trusted dealer. It is virtually impossible to tell by picture's. There is a step in the counterfeiting process that will cause bubbles. That does not mean this is counterfeit. That's why it's tough buying on E bay. Heard to many stories. There are just as many good one's.

6 years ago

@Mike Burn
The only one who can tell you are expert's. Either NGC or PCGS or a very trusted dealer. It is virtually impossible to tell by picture's. There is a step in the counterfeiting process that will cause bubbles. That does not mean this is counterfeit. That's why it's tough buying on E bay. Heard to many stories. There are just as many good one's.
Any actual "bubbles" would only be present if it were a counterfeit, cast copy. This appears to be struck from dies, and most likely genuine. I think this coin is more "pitted" than "bubbled," but I can't be 100% certain without being able to inspect the coin in person. (Bring it with you if you're coming to Summer Seminar and we'll discuss it at some point in the counterfeit detection class!)

6 years ago
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