Advertisement

Advertisement

By: ScubaSteve
Images:

Coins of the World
Block style letters

Multi-metal

9 days ago
Post: 2634
US
Date: 1792 - Inscription: LIBERTY 1792 in front. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA on the back. - Questions: Identification? Value? Genuine?

This was dug out a relatives basement. Been there at least 30 years. Trying to sort through a bunch of coins that were in little square slides inside a lock box. Not sure if i should just toss them or if they are anything important. I can’t seem to find much info on this.

 
By: Joshua
Web reference:
1. [www.aliexpress.c]
9 days ago
Post: 2635
Hi,

I am skeptical of your coin being real.

Best to wait for a second opinion on the matter as I am not an expert in authenticating, but even if it is fake, I don't think it would hurt to have it kept around anyways.
 
By: Ash Bash
Web reference:
1. [thejewelerblog.w]
9 days ago
Post: 2637
I am also very skeptical on this one. I would say this is definately fake as the real one only has one known example, and this coin is far too damaged to be real, if it was real it would of been in a collection or atleast better looked after.
 
By: Paul
Web references:
1. [coins.ha.com]
2. [uspatterns.com]
3. [thejewelerblog.w]
Images:

9 days ago
Post: 2642

Numismatics is so cool. This coin could be, in fact, VERY valuable. More likely, it is a copy and worth zero. However, SS, you should investigate further.

It is known as a 'Wright Quarter' or 'Eagle-on-Globe Quarter,' a very early example of experimental coins produced by the fledgling United States. The one in the image above comes from Heritage Auctions (see [coins.ha] web reference to the left) and is essentially priceless.

As always, CoinQuest is grateful to Heritage for use of their coin photo. The [coins.ha] web reference has lots of details about this coin.

Further, the [uspatterns] and [jeweler] references have additional information.

SS: Do not clean your coin. Cleaning ruins value. Store your coin is a dry, chemical-free area.

I basically agree with Ash and Joshua that the coin is a fake. However, there is not much known about these coins, and your 30-year history means it is not a modern fake. Consider sending your coin to PCGS, NGC, ANACS, or ICG for authentication. These authenticators use microscopes, x-ray fluorescence analyzers, high-accuracy scales, specific gravity calculations, and other advanced techniques to ascertain real/fake status. If your coin is real, it is worth a bundle.

 
By: Paul
Web reference:
1. [www.cointalk.com]
Image:

9 days ago
Post: 2643

Here is another example, and another web reference.

Let us know how you do, Scuba ...

Advertisement

Copyright 2009 to 2017 CoinQuest.com
all rights reserved.
Sun, 18-Feb-2018 02:51:30 GMT, unknown: 4696069
cqc_action=