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False Dies

az_coin_collectaz_coin_collect Posts: 6
edited March 31, 2023 12:42PM in Q & A Forum

Hey guys. I sent off about 50 $1 from 1870s-1920s coins to PCGS to get graded.

One of them came back as Counterfeit - False Dies. This particular coin was given to me as gift from a non-coin collector. I decided to throw it in with all the coins that did get graded just fine. The coin actually weighed like it should. Anyway, I actually forgot about it until I got my coins back.

Can anyone explain exactly what "false dies" means exactly? I'm assuming this could have just been a replicate die or a novelty die?

What should I do with this coin? Melt it, destroy it? It has no value and I don't want to stick it into circulation and have someone else fall into this trap.


  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,384 ✭✭✭✭✭

    How bout you post clear close up pics of the suspect coin. No one's gonna comment until we see it. Good luck.

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  • GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 540 ✭✭✭

    It is probably a counterfeit but as stated, need clear pictures of both sides to verify.

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