Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1871 us dollar coin

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My dad had this coin for a while and he wanted to see how much it's worth but could not find a similar coin,  is this a counter fit coin? Added pictures of it.

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Hi Edgar,

You guessed it -- it's a counterfeit.

It's a modern replica of an 1871 Trade Dollar Pattern, worth maybe a couple dollars as a novelty.

See : http://fakes.numismetrica.com/2012/06/11/1871-trade-dollar-pattern-cf-t1-1871-00

I hope this helps,

Dan

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My strong familiarity with all U.S. Mint coins, extensive reference library, and close relationships with many other dealers allows me to identify just about any coin made in the USA. I receive regular updates to all the current price guides -- both wholesale & retail -- to provide accurate values. So, with a good description or pictures, I should be able to identify and value any U.S. coin you have.

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I've been a coin dealer since the 1980's and a coin collector since the 1960's. I specialize in U.S. Silver Coins and have an active online website -- The Working Man's Rare Coins -- http://www.workingmancoins.com -- offering information and inventory in U.S. coins.

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American Numismatic Association Member #187770
Michigan State Numismatic Society Member #8255
Florida United Numismatics Member #19710
Monroe Coin Club Treasurer
Lincoln Coin Club Board Member
WINS Member #14
CoinMasters Member #1814

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BBA from Adrian College

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