Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by h.e.-pennypacker, Mar 13, 2021.
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I agree. Maybe not glued on but something like that... There seems to be a dark circle around the mint mark on the reverse.
that's how some 1914 D fakes are done. the metal was soft, so you slice a mintmark off of a random cent and paste it on a 1914. You make her look dirtied, and no one will question it.
that's their hope
And yes, a glued-on mint mark is a possibility. There is a dark area around this one.
Yeah, I thought that too, possible for wear to push some metal over to create the mid-prong of a 3, there’s enough wear.
But the year is good for Philly and San Francisco...that D mintmark seals the deal on counterfeit...they didn’t make any that year!…jmho...Spark
Thinking back...a dime in 1923 was like 1 or 2 dollars today, so the psychology would be: the smaller denoms get overlooked; easier to pass off. Henning did the same thing with nickels...imo...Spark
Good point about the inflation...easy to forget.
I thought it was only “against the law” to fraud or deceive someone with counterfeit moneies.
I have seen counterfeit coins (list as counterfeit) for sale at coin shows. Also openly listed on dealers web sites.
“It’s is illegal to pass counterfeit coins as genuine. It is illegal to sell counterfeit coins as genuine collectible coins. It is not illegal to possess them or buy or sell them as numismatic curiosities.
Armen R Vartain, former Coin World legal columnist, put it succinctly; The statutes do not criminalize the mere possession of counterfeit money”
Buying a counterfeit or owning a counterfeit is in of itself not illegal. Knowningly selling (regardless of intent), spending, or giving any improperly-marked counterfeit manufactured after 1973 is illegal. Older counterfeits can be legally bought and sold without COPY being stamped into them as long as they are properly described as such.
Again, the is true for all post-1973 counterfeits. Older counterfeits are legal to sell given there is no “intent to defraud”.
although from what I can find on the "soviet dime" the 9 is wrong for that also....
interesting. thanks for sharing.
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