Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Cast from Genuine Obverse

Reverse A: Cast from Genuine Reverse


Obverse 1                                                                Reverse A


Comments:  Weight of 9.8 grams which is substantially under that of genuine mint issued coinage. Nice even gray color that might fool the inexperienced collector let alone the citizens of that period. Note the filled O mintmark. Under a 16x loupe the pebble like surfaces which are consistent with casting are obvious. Bold reeding and normal coin turn die alignment.

Plate Coin: Dave Wnuck Collection, EF Grade Estimate

1844-O Counterfeits: 101

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