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A Pretty Decent Looking Counterfeit Until You Look Closely!

burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,030 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 14, 2022 8:40AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Images of a "coin" for sale:

There are a few issues when looked at closely-

1st it doesn't match the listed "small date, small letters" variety:

2nd it is an off center bust, which was only struck dated 1795:

3rd it has the "bite marks" of the struck fakes nicknamed the "vampire" counterfeits.

4th the obverse bar code doesn't read (at least with my scanner).

Unfortunately the cert number used does not have an on-line image of the genuine coin.

My Coin Week article can be found at https://coinweek.com/counterfeits/struck-counterfeit-coins-a-family-of-struck-fake-draped-bust-dollars/ for those interested.


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