"1875-CC 50c" with the chip icon on the reverse...

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Jack D. Young, Aug 12, 2022.

  1. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    This one initially made me nervous- 1st counterfeit PCGS slab with the chip icon on the back I had seen.

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    From China, fortunately there was no active chip to scan; the front barcode was accurate and took one to the correct cert on PCGS's website when scanned..

    The Chinese seller apparently used images of the actual coin sold by Paradime Coins sometime ago; that example had a CAC bean but no images available on the on-line cert (typical target).

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    I notified Paradime who thanked me and stated they notified PCGS; I also notified counterfeit fighter Doug Davis with the link to the seller's website.


    Interesting side note, the Chinese website included an image of an 1875-CC twenty cent piece from the 2015 Coin World article Fake 1875-CC 20-cent coin: Detecting Counterfeits...

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    Best, Jack.
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  3. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Just an update- after Paradime Coin contacted both the seller and PCGS the seller updated the listing images and PCGS apparently nuked the cert:D...


    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    I take it you had/have this one in hand? Gosh that fake is awful. I guess the new mantra is buy the coin, not the fake slab. Have we seen a faked chip yet? From what I recall reading a while ago it's not that difficult.
  5. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Yes, in hand; I was concerned it had a chip but this one doesn't...
  6. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Latest holder and example from the Bay; listing was removed...

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