Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Crude Handcut Die, Die Scratch into 7 Digit

Reverse A: Handcut Die


Obverse 1                                                           Reverse A


Comments: Weight is 11.8 grams and appears to be brass alloy with residual silver wash. Normal coin turn die alignment and strong edge reeding. Handcut obverse is obvious with huge die scratch into flag of 7 digit. Reverse artistry is more convincing.

Plate Coin: B. Greer Collection, AU Grade Estimate

1876 Counterfeits: 101, 102

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