Liberty Seated Contemporary Counterfeit Archives

 

What is a contemporary counterfeit?

A coin, usually from a base metal, which was cast or struck from crudely engraved dies or dies made from a host coin from legitimate United States coinage and made to pass for face value at the time of its creation.

    

The field of seated contemporary counterfeits is an opportunity for new research. A medium to collect and publish findings is an important instrument for advancing knowledge to the numismatic fraternity. Liberty Seated dimes were the initial focus and were first published by Gerry Fortin at the www.seateddimevarieties.com website. This initial module was constructed for displaying the known contemporary counterfeits within LSCC member collections. Brian Greer was graciously offered his "bogo" dimes as the anchor. I wish to thank Brian for allowing his amazing collection to be photographed and classified.

The LSCC contemporary counterfeit archive now captures the full scope of contemporay counterfeits across all Liberty Seated denominations. It is an evolving club website module and can only be enhanced through incremental contributions. Please email me with suggestions and also, I strongly encourage readers to offer their contemporary counterfeits for inclusion into the library. Through your additional submissions, the full numismatic scope of contemporary seated dime, twenty cent, quarter and half dollar counterfeits will be assembled and characterized.

Next Steps

The LSCC needs your support to populate the Liberty Seated contemporary counterfeit databases. Please contact Gerry Fortin at wuximems@hotmail.com if you desire to submit new information or pieces to the dime, twenty cent, quarter or half dollar denominations. If a counterfeit cannot be sent for imaging, then the following inputs are suggested for inclusion of new content into the archives;

1. Clear obverse/reverse images with digital camera minimum image resolution of 350x350.
2. Weight
3. Estimate of base material
4. Description of production method, cast or transfer dies
5. Estimate of rarity (if at all possible)

Archive Contributors

Bill Bugert, Stephen Crain, Jason Feldman, Gerry Fortin, John Frost, Brian Greer, Ray Lathrop, Frank Leone, Chris Majtyka, Larry Schmidt, Mark Verbeck, Dave Wnuck, Winston Zack

 

**** Liberty Seated Half Dimes Archive ****

    

Featuring the Stephen Crain and Dave Wnuck Collections

Stars on Obverse - With Drapery 1840-1843

1841-O

Stars on Obverse - With Arrows 1853-1855

1854 WA

Stars on Obverse - With Drapery Resumed 1856-1860

1857

Legend Obverse 1860-1873

1871, 1872, 1874-O

 

 

**** Liberty Seated Dimes Archive ****

    

Featuring the Brian Greer Collection

No Stars on Obverse 1837-1838

1838-O No Stars

Stars on Obverse - No Drapery 1838-1840

1838-O, 1839, 1839-O

Stars on Obverse - With Drapery 1840-1853

1841-101, 1841-102, 1841-O, 1842-101, 1842-102, 1842-O, 1843, 1844, 1846-O, 1848, 1849, 1850, 1852

Stars on Obverse - Arrows at Date 1853-1855

1853 WA-101, 1853 WA-102, 1853 WA-103, 1853 WA-104, 1854-O WA, 1855 WA-101, 1855 WA-102

Stars on Obverse - With Drapery Resumed 1856-1860

1856 Sm Date-101, 1856 Sm Date-102, 1857, 1857-O, 1858-101, 1858-102, 1858-103, 1859, 1859-O-101, 1859-O-102, 1859-S

Legend Obverse 1860-1873

1861-101, 1861-102, 1864, 1869, 1870, 1872-CC, 1874 NA, 1874-S NA

Legend Obverse - Arrows at Date 1873-1874

1874-S WA

Legend Obverse Resumed 1875-1891

1875, 1876, 1876-CC, 1877, 1877-CC, 1878, 1878-CC-101, 1878-CC-102, 1880, 1882, 1883, 1885, 1887, 1888-101, 1888-102, 1888-103, 1888-O, 1890-101, 1890-102, 1891-101, 1891-102, 1891-103, 1891-104

 

 

**** Liberty Seated Twenty Cent Archive ****

    

Selections from Stephen Crain and John Frost Collections

1875-1878

1875-CC-101, 1875-CC-102

 

 

**** Liberty Seated Quarters Archive ****

    

Featuring the Brian Greer, Ray Lathrop, Chris Majtyka and Larry Schmidt Collections

No Motto Above Eagle 1838-1853

1842-O-101, 1842-O-102, 1842-O-103, 1843, 1844

Arrows at Date, Ray Around Eagle 1853 Only

1853 WA-101, 1853 WA-102

Arrows at Date, No Rays 1853-1855

1853 WA-101, 1854 WA-101, 1854 WA-102, 1854 WA-103 1854-S WA

No Motto Resumed 1856-1865

1856-O, 1857-101, 1857-102, 1858-101, 1858-102, 1858-103, 1858-104, 1859-101, 1859-102, 1860-101, 1860-102, 1861-101, 1861-102, 1861-103, 1861-104, 1861-105, 1861-106, 1861-107, 1861-108, 1862-101, 1862-102

Motto Above Eagle 1866-1873

Arrows at Date 1873-1874

1873 WA

Motto Above Eagle Resumed 1875-1891

1875, 1876-CC, 1877-101, 1877-102, 1877-CC, 1877-S-101, 1877-S-102, 1877-S-103, 1878, 1891-101, 1891-102, 1891-103, 1891-104

 

 

**** Liberty Seated Half Dollars Archive ****

    

Featuring the Brian Greer and Bill Bugert Collections

No Motto Above Eagle 1839-1853

1833, 1842, 1844, 1844-O

Arrows at Date, Ray Around Eagle 1853 Only

1853 WA

Arrows at Date, No Rays 1854-1855

1854 WA-101,  1854 WA-102, 1854 WA-103,  1854 WA-104,  1854-O WA-101,  1855-O WA

No Motto Resumed 1856-1866

1857-101, 1857-102, 1858, 1858-O, 1858-S, 1859-101, 1859-102, 1860, 1860-S, 1861, 1861-O CSA, 1864-S, 1865-S

Motto Above Eagle 1866-1873

Arrows at Date 1873-1874

1874 WA

Motto Above Eagle Resumed 1875-1891

1875-101, 1875-102, 1875-CC, 1875-S-101, 1875-S-102, 1876-101, 1876-102,

1877-101, 1877-102, 1877-S, 1878-101, 1878-102, 1878-103, 1878-CC

 

 

**** Liberty Seated Dollars Archive ****

    

Selection from Brian Greer Collection

No Motto Above Eagle 1839-1853

1840

 

 

**** Trade Dollars Archive ****

    

Selection from John Frost Collection

1875-S

 

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