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I have one of these odd coins which looks like a US coin but obviously is not. It looks pocket-worn (circulated) but was never really spendable so it must be a fake, but I would still like to find the history of it.
I have a .pdf scan and jpegs of both sides if you would like to see them. I will attach it to this note.

Hi James,

No Clue, never seen anything like it.  During this period, dollars were of the seated liberty variety, or gold (California Fractional pieces)

I can't locate my Pattern book to look it up so I can't help you there.  Maybe it's a pattern?  Although I have never seen on in the book like that.

Sorry I can't be of more help.


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