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Hi Everyone,

          I have recently purchased a 1799 American coin from a good friend and wish to get it  authenicated.  As I understand it, there were many replica coins made of the original.  Naturally, I am curious about the authenticity of this coin.  From the best I can tell, it is genuine based upon the limited amount of information read about it.  

           In closing, I know EE is normally a technical forum and not geared toward this concern or similiar matters.  But, if someone could give me some direction on how I might be able to get started with authenticating this coin, it will be greatly appreciated.

           Thank you so much in advance for any feedback given to this question.

           George
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I no nothing about coins.  Is there a coin club or meetup.com for coins in your area?  Or you could fly to vagas and see those guys on pawnstars they always seem to a have a buddy that knows everything.
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Hi Everyone,

            Thanks so much for the suggestions, tips, and resourceful links provided in response to this question.  While I certainly find all of the feedback given to be informative, I especially appreciate the link http://coins.thefuntimesguide.com/2010/11/appraising_coins.php given by DaveBaldwin.  

            Even though I have reviewed the information given, I want to go over all details once more before taking any kind of action.  In other words, I want whatever decision I make regarding this coin to be an informative one and independent of haste and guessing.  

            Thanks once again for the prompt replies given.  If I should have further concerns or questions, I will post back accordingly.  

            George