As early as the year 2012, bullion industry experts had begun identifying fake Silver Eagle Coins and counterfeit Gold Eagle Coins electroplated or clad in thin layers of silver and gold. They are also highly polished to appeal to the collector. The Silver American Eagle Has Very Fine Details. Weight is approx 28... grams. It was easy to see that they were fake when using my 16X lens. Heavy skirt lines are also characteristic of the fakes. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. It is struck in 83-percent copper, 12-percent zinc, 3-percent nickel and only 1-percent silver. Fortunately, silver is quite a unique element and most fake silver consists of cheap metals that have very little in common with the real deal, making them easy to spot. ALL FAKE. The orientation is wrong. The Silver Forum is one of the largest and best loved silver and gold precious metals forums in the world, established since 2014. Back to home page Return to top. More to explore : American Eagle MS 70 Graded 2020 Silver Bullion Coins, American Eagle PR 70 Graded 2020 Silver Bullion Coins, Fake proof silver Eagle's Liberty and flag draping. Just received four fake American Silver Eagles from the seller. Some fakes also have date marks that shouldn’t be there. You should always buy from a reputable dealer and a certified refiner. What to do with a fake silver eagle coin? Gold bullion, such as counterfeit American Gold Eagles, which have been found and confiscated by customs enforcement agents, also do surface. This silver eagle is Fake made from China and does contain metal. Weight is approx 28... grams. In the last article, I suggested you purchase an American Silver Eagle and a Peace Silver … With proof coins, the striking process is repeated twice, which creates much finer detail. Free shipping . Also make sure to view the instructional video below, which explains each test in greater detail and shows actual testing of a real vs. fake American Silver Eagle coin. Or sign in with one of these services. Sounds like we got it figured out! The field/background finish is proof-like on the counterfeit, where it is matte on the genuine bullion issue Silver Eagle. I bought this on eBay and it came today. Well yes. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > manny9655 Well-Known Member. However, from time to time there are certainly reports of fake silver bullion coins in the coin media. American coins rotate top-to-bottom; these fakes rotate side-to-side. The current spot price of silver is $17.84. Among the general differences, the weight of the counterfeit is 32.608 grams compared with the statutory weight of 31.101 grams for a genuine American Eagle silver bullion coin. I bought some 1oz silver eagles a while back and a few of them turned out to be fakes. Why? Fake silver is typically an alloy of copper. No use taking the risk when my LCS will sell them to me for $19+tax. Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by carly, Aug 22, 2019. Sign in with Facebook. Gold? Genuine proof silver Eagle's Liberty and flag draping. Fake Silver Eagles on Facebook. It was first released by the United States Mint on November 24, 1986. If you find someone selling legitimate American Silver Eagle for $17.00-17.50, they will probably sell the coins to convince you to do further business with them. They are narrower in diameter and thicker than the real thing. Otherwise, you may want to check the company further. The stripes on the shield are too narrow and too numerous on the counterfeit. Copper is lighter but reasonably close to silver in density, is easy to work with, and has similar-ish electromagnetic properties (for example, it makes magnets slide down it slowly...though not as slowly as silver does). 2020 Silver Shield DEATH EAGLE 1 oz. For example, there are counterfeit Silver Eagles from China that bear date marks prior to the actual coin’s introduction in 1986. Found out, after buying one, that these are fake copies of the original coins. The date is smaller on the counterfeit. Image: us_silver_eagle_1906_fake.jpg Original inquiry: walking liberty, sun rise from the left, back side united states of america 1 oz fine silver - one dollar stars above eagle the stars are on 4 lines under each other, 5 stars, 4 stars, 3 stars, and 1 star eagle sun stars ribbon eagle hawk falcon star starburst sun sunburst arms shield crest The above is an image of a counterfeit 1794 Flowing Hair Silver Dollar, Small Eagle Reverse, and this coin looks too good to be authentic. In the image the fake is on the left. I prefer the coins because they can hold collectors value also. Pictures and description are inaccurate. The die is 180 degrees rotated (a common problem because the Chinese think our coins are rotated the same as theirs) and it sticks to a magnet. Silver PROOF w/ LOW COA & BOX! How to Avoid Fake Silver. Join today for FREE! The American Silver Eagle is the official silver bullion coin of the United States.. Browse the sponsor's topics (hidden to guests) for special deals and offers, check out the bargains in the members trade section and join in with our community reacting and commenting on topic posts. Back when I was vest-pocket dealing, I bought several fake US $20 double eagles. The fake is thicker than the genuine coin, by as much as 20 to 25 percent, but the diameter of the fake is slightly smaller than the standard 40.6 millimeters. The eagle feathers also lack detail. Given this, I'll pass. Issued in one ounce, half-ounce, quarter-ounce and tenth-ounce sizes, gold eagles (or more accurately American Eagle Gold Coins) are 22 karat (.916 fine) coins struck at the West Point Mint and forged from gold … Counterfeit Proof 2015-W American Eagle silver piece, above left, and genuine issue of the same date, above right, are superimposed over an enlarged image of a segment of the fake … The pieces turned out to be base-metal fakes instead of genuine .999 fine silver coins. The details of the hair is to pronounced and the eagle's breast feathers are the incorrect shape, and the relief in general is too high (meaning that this coin is struck in high relief and no Flowing Hair Dollars were struck in high relief). Sold as is. John Burgess Well-Known Member. I checked the capsule with a 10x … Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. Fake U.S. silver American Eagles are becoming more and more common lately, with many of the counterfeits originating in China. Sold as is. American Silver Eagle Dollars – Bullion Coins Some coin forgeries are actually too stupid for words and this happens to be the case with the counterfeit coin we show here below. The mint changed the silver eagle die starting in 2008 so it'd probably be best to compare that fake 2018 to an actual 2018 as there may have been even more minor die tweaks since then. Sign in with Twitter A Test For Counterfeit Silver Coins Of This Type Is To Examine The Coin Under Magnification For Poor Detail, Incorrect Detail, Or Missing Detail. Discussion in 'Bullion Investing' started by manny9655, Aug 20, 2020. The Silver Eagle bullion coin is a standard-strike coin intended for widespread circulation. Knowing the American Eagle’s history can prevent you from falling for such obvious fakes. The original 5oz .999 pure silver coin has … Fake silver Eagles. The genuine item on the right has a lot more finer detail, easily visible in the feathers. Apparently these guys are going by various names. The details around the rim and on the eagle feathers are incorrect as well. Genuine silver Eagles are 31.1g and 40.6mm in diameter. How to Identify Fake U.S. Gold Eagles. Reverse photo in listing probably isn't a fake coin, but rather that of an older design. Lastly, a metallurgical analysis using X-ray fluorescent technology revealed that this fake is not even composed primarily of silver. ANACS recently received a small group of fake … US junk silver is not faked by anybody; hard to make any profit at it. About AR15.COM. In this case, an examination of their website has no information about who they are. Says 44 sold so there's like gonna be at 44 fake ones dated 2019 to now keep your eye out for and not get stuck with out there in the hobby floathing around by Jackwagons trying to make $10.00 smh. In Stock! So while not overtly fake, there is a lot suspect on the listing. $73.95. Join today for FREE! Browse the sponsor's topics (hidden to guests) for special deals and offers, check out the bargains in the members trade section and join in with our community reacting and commenting on topic posts. AR-15 AK-47 Handgun Precision Rifles Armory Training Competitive Shooting General Outdoors Archery Hometown Industry. This silver eagle is Fake made from China and does contain metal. Hamilton, a popular destination for travelers en route to the Greater Toronto area, has just recently seen a meteoric influx of counterfeit bullion.Local coin collectors and pawn shops “are getting duped.” But with an American Siver Eagle (ASE) approaching $40 with premium it is becoming more of a problem. The Silver Forum is one of the largest and best loved silver and gold precious metals forums in the world, established since 2014. Look at what Farcebook is allowing now. General » General Discussion. There has always been a problem with fake gold coins because they're worth so much but silver coins have always been less of an issue because of the same reason. Counterfeit 2018 silver eagle. Buy from a reputable source, or work with a very-knowledgeable person who'd been "in the business" for many years. Blissskr , … The main, easiest differences to spot are the design of the shield, and the finish is a lot coarser on the fake. CBC News, the largest news broadcaster in Canada, reports an “explosion in fake U.S. Silver Eagle coins being discovered in Hamilton, Ontario.”. Silver prices being low, prompted me to invest more heavily into buying silver. I have several of these coins ! Note the absence of Adolph Weinman's initials on the draping to the left of the rightmost sandal. Counterfeit Gold and Silver Bullion