The Deceptive Counterfeits just keep ticking; bad 1787 Mass half cents...
I have written several articles on this bad counterfeit including ones published in Coin Week and C4's Newsletter stretching back to 2015, and have documented 3 in different TPG holders.
My 1st example and the "attribution marks":
A friend just sent me a note about an apparent counterfeit Ryder 6 example with a 4C reverse which matches the counterfeits; actually the obverse matches as well- it is a little confusing as the die crack to the foot was removed by the counterfeiters...
I notified the seller and received this response:
"So assuming you are correct how would such a piece be treated by copper collectors. I just paid $340.00 for the coin a couple of days ago. Does this piece have any collector value? Thanks for the info. Larry".
I responded no question I am correct , and it would certainly have wide collector interest if it were contemporary but unfortunately it is modern. We'll see how he responds going forward.
Unfortunately these are still out there and I continue to be vigilant!