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Two silver dollars

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Hi! I have two silver dollars from 1879 and 1798 im very curious about them.Are they real or fake?Do they actually worth something?

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Hi Ash!

 

Welcome to Coinpeople!

 

Great question. First, what does your gut tell you? Even if you don't know a lot about coins, your gut does. My gut says "yuck!"

 

Then there's a quick google search. 1879 was apparently a year that coin was created. However, 1789 was about 70 years before the design was created - fake!

 

You could also get a scale to see what the 1879 coin weighs compared to what the resources online say.

 

But... your gut should still be yelling "fake!"

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Thedeadpoint was trying to be polite, but I'll be a bit more blunt - these are modern copies made in China for the tourist trade, where people often pay a few dollars for them thinking "well, it's just a few dollars" except the odds of buying a real one on the street is far worse than winning Powerball, and even if real, the return would also pale by far to a lotto win.

 

If you got them as a gift from someone, I'd thank them for their gesture, but if you bought them and it's not too late to return them, I'd so do.

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