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Well…that’s an interesting example. Cobbling together a picture of the date area against a certified example, it appears they made an effort for the date style to look reasonably accurate–but not exact. A few things jump out to me–
• For a higher-grade coin, I don’t see much mint luster or evidence of die wear
• The obverse legends look a little too chunky, perhaps from transferring details from a genuine coin to make a die?
• The “shallow N” on the reverse makes an odd bend at the point it gets shallower.
• The denticles look misshapen, particularly for a coin from the 1870s.
• And those rounded rims are perhaps the biggest flag of all LOL! 😛

–Any others?

detail comparing certified date area to fake coin


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