Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Cast or Die Struck?

Reverse A: Cast or Die Struck?


Obverse 1                                                            Reverse A


Comments: Two examples seen. First from Chris Majtyka at 5.8 grams and suspected to be cast from a mold of a genuine coin with copper alloy. Counterfeit shows reeded edge and coin turn obvcrse/reverse alignment.

Second example offered by Brian Greer at 5.7 grams with rim plug at 8:00. However coin example of counterfeit shows uneven denticles and suggest the denticles were manually cut.

Plate Coin: C. Majtyka Collection, VG-F Grade Estimate, B. Greer Collection, F Grade Estimate

1844 Counterfeits: 101

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