Very Deceptive Counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht “Dollars” and the Source Coin
One of my previous posts was in regards to damaged genuine “source” coins (coins repaired and used to make counterfeit dies) and the resulting struck fakes. A “variety” left out of the previous research is one of the most significant, counterfeit 1836 Gobrecht “dollars”.
The “discovery” was made almost accidentally after being approached by an ex-internet seller (linked to several I followed) offering an example for sale for $3000.00- sounds like a bargain, right? The “coin” was to be sent “origin China” via the Netherlands.
No deal was struck, but the images provided sparked a deeper dive and resulted in the research article published by Coin Week at: https://coinweek.com/counterfeits/struck-counterfeit-coin-week-repaired-1836-gobrecht-dollar-1-page-attribution-guide/
Images have also been saved at the Newman Numismatic Portal (https://nnp.wustl.edu/library/imagedetail/554986?col=510561) and Saul Teichman’s pattern website referenced in the article (http://uspatterns.stores.yahoo.net/cij6co.html)...