Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Crude Obverse Die

Reverse A: Moderately Realistic Reverse Die


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Comments: This specimen weighs 2.4 grams and appears to be struck from a bronze type alloy. The obverse die is quite crude based on stars and date elements along with featureless Liberty. The reverse die is moderately better with realistic denomination and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. The plate coin is unevenly struck with significant loss of details on the right side of obverse and in the upper half of the reverse.

Rare as only one example seen by Greer.

Plate Coin: B. Greer Collection, F-VF Grade Estimate

1848 Counterfeits: 101

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