Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Obverse of 1849 F-101, Thin Level Date

Reverse A: Medal Reverse Die Alignment


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Comparion of Counterfeit with 1849 F-101



Comments: This specimen appears to be casted as the obverse characteristics match that of 1849 F-101. The thin date digits and date placement are the diagnostics for the conclusion. 1849 F-101 is the most common 1849 variety, therefore one could expect that a coin from U.S. Mint served as casting model.

This dime was first reported to me as an 1849-O with a mintmark below the wreath! After some correspondence with the owner, the coin was sent along for verification and finally purchased.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF Grade Estimate

1849 Counterfeits: 101

Back to Contemporary Counterfeit Archives