(toronto, ont, canada)
this is why you need the scale, and SCHWERTER ACID SALTS to test the metal content.
always trust-but verify!
i do not doubt there are fakes out there, but a trained eye can easily tell the difference.
i bought beautiful 'chinese' fake morgans, i did not notice the ad actually said same as real. they are real close, the still have some value.
the righteous thing is they are actually 60% SILVER, but not the 90% they should be. oh well, lesson learned, not completely burned. i got them cheap enough to be ahead.i know now the physical difference which allows them not to be actual counterfeits, a dealer would spot it in a split second. the '2' of 1882 is noticably thicker, screaming that it fake/reproduction.