Fake 1879-CC Silver Dollar – Right Metal, Right Weight — What’s Wrong – What You Need to Know!

Many viewers to PreciousMetalsInvesting.com have asked us about numismatic coins that have a value above bullion value based on conditions like scarcity, mint date, condition. Collecting coins can be an interesting hobby. But as a reliable mean of investing in precious metals because of the many factors that go in to making up the value of a particular coin it can’t be depended upon. Counterfeits are getting better all the time. In years gone by a simple sound or weight test could easily separate geunuine coins from counterfeits. The numismatic value can far exceed the value of the precious metal. In this supposed 1879 CC Silver Dollar the weight is right, the sound is right,it’s made of silver, the size is right and initially the appearance looks good. But in the hands of someone familiar with numismatic coins who is equipped with the right tools the differences between a genuine coin and this counterfeit are apparent. What You Need to Know!

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20 thoughts on “Fake 1879-CC Silver Dollar – Right Metal, Right Weight — What’s Wrong – What You Need to Know!”

  1. these fakes cost 80 dollars a piece and come from Romania. They mostly sell them through German collection sites and they're very widespread already. They're selling these by the thousands for over a decade already. I've bought 2 to do some testing to actually recognize them and there's always the same 3 flaws in the coins for which you don't need a scope to see.

  2. I wonder if it was actually The proper silver content A micrometer would tell the difference in the size If it was not The field was very pitted also That is one reason to buy a coin with the best devices and field and specifications And if it was authenticated by a reputable 3rd party grading Company You have the reassurance of A true specimen

  3. thanks for the info!… i dont own anything as nice as an 1879 ms 65 cc morgan… but its good to see these rip iffs

  4. Great information, I'm going to a auction next week and that's valuable info. I do have experience with auctions since I'm a clerk for one but didn't know about the cast look on the lettering. Thanks a bunch

  5. Wow, great video, and this seems to be a great reproduction of a Morgan, I wouldn't have ever caught it. I was screwed on eBay by a fake 20 cent piece, but that one wasn't in the weight region, easy to notice. But the one in this video is the correct weight. Did you or the buyer ever have the metal tested later?

  6. I sell a lot on ebay but don't buy much because of the fakes out there. I have one dealer I have been buying from for several yrs now and have yet to get any fakes. but as you were flipping that fake back and forth I could tell just from the sound of it that something wasn't right. sounds like aluminum and the letters look almost like they were just built up on the coin with a mig/tig welder, don't remember which one you can use for it. good vid, keep up the good work. 😉

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