Anyone want a fake Bust Quarter?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by NSP, Jun 24, 2017.

  1. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    As the title states, check out the link for a counterfeit 1821 quarter. I usually hate to call out a coin so fervently without others' confirmation but it has a lot wrong with it and is has no chance at being real. For starters, all 1820s quarters should have a curled top 2 in the date, not a clubbed top 2 as the coin in question has. If you all want, I can list off some other stuff wrong with it but I hate to make a laundry list of mistakes for a counterfeiter to find.

    Feel free to report the listing. Below are the images for posterity's sake.


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  3. Johndoe2000$

    Johndoe2000$ Well-Known Member

    I'm tired of reporting these. It seems there's no end to them.
  4. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    For those that need a visual image, here is a real one. The 2 is obvious. quarter.JPG
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  5. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The question this a modern fake or a contemporary counterfeit?
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  6. Ericred

    Ericred Active Member

    I don't know alot about 1820's quarters/fakes being sold on ebay. Is this a common occurrence? I'm asking because I don't buy coins on ebay for fear of being scammed. I love to collect coins but I don't want to be scammed.
  7. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    There's usually not too many fake bust quarters that I see on eBay, but when they do show up they are almost always this type. Another attribution point is the three denticles close together beneath the first 1 in the date. This only appears on three 1818 varieties so if you see the tripled denticles on any other date it's automatically fake.

    Sadly it's modern. :(
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  8. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Those digits are a dead giveaway. It's modern.
  9. Tommy48

    Tommy48 New Member

    For about 10 years now china have been making fake coins like this and the morgans too for some reason.take a magnet to test if it is real silver if it sticks to coin its fake if it doesn't stick its real
  10. furham

    furham Good Ole Boy

    It's not real Tommy48. It might be silver, but it's not a real 1821 quarter.
  11. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    About 10 years ago a lot of Chinese fakes were made from a magnetic alloy, but they wised up fairly quickly and most of the chinese fakes for the past 7 or 8 years or more are NOT magnetic. Make them out of German silver (a copper/nickel/zinc alloy), looks a lot like silver, and it is not magnetic. So if you have a coin that is supposed to be silver but a magnet sticks to it, it is fake. If it doesn't stick that does NOT mean that it is real.
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