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QUERY: IS AN 1851 DATED ONE DOLLAR ITEM A FANTASY PIECE?
Jim Duncan of New Zealand submitted the following query. Unfortunately, we don't have an image of the item in question. Does anyone have any guesses? Could you point us to an image on the web that might match the description? Thanks. -Editor
Help! I have been shown a coin - silver dollar size, and looks to be silver. It has on obverse an Indian head (as 1 cent) with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around in serif face, and * * under neck.
The reverse is also UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around in very plain sans serif, a wreath within and within the wreath 1 / DOLLAR / 1851 (also very sans serif). No initials or mint marks of any sort.
Both sides have tiny pointed denticles around, and the reverse is generally not as crisp as the obverse, the UNITE is especially weak.
I think it's a fantasy, but the owner has hopes. Can anyone in the USA provide more information please?
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