BEWARE of Counterfeit QuarterS

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by FoundinTN, Nov 11, 2019.

  1. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    These quarters are cast silver plated brass,not silver,look convincing right? They look silver at first glance but have a brassy undertone that is a dead giveaway.Be aware of what you are buying,check the weight,test them,and be sure what you are getting is authentic.
    The 64 quarter is very common and most ppl wouldnt suspect that it would be counterfeited,but don't be fooled,this happens more than you think. Do not fall victim to this type of scam and buy from reputable dealers. These can be easily overlooked,I made the mistake of buying these and am sharing this info so that you don't do the same. That is all. Cheers.
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    Another example,with added ware to make it more convincing.
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    Older date with Mint mark
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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2019
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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Teen Collector

    Very puffy eagle. I feel like I'd pick this one out.
  4. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    The problem with these coins is that they aren't made to sucker collectors-they are made to sucker stackers. This dates are readily available in mint state, so the only people who will go out of their way to buy them want them for silver content. At a glance, I think these are good enough fakes to fool a least a few people.
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  5. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I imagine the easiest detection is simply listening to the sound it makes on the counter.
  6. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Absolutely,I tried that,but i can't even hear my phone ring half the time haha. I hit it with my metal detector,and the weights were way off
  7. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    I'd be concerned about someone else missing this. I order a few dollars face online and a bag of 90% quarters show up and one of them is one of these counterfeits. Would the seller believe me?!
  8. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Probably not,and honestly it may not even be their fault. That is the major issue with counterfeit coins,they can transfer hands 100s of times without anyone knowing its fake,leaving everyone in the chain unknowingly responsible for the next man's loss
  9. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing. IMO the quality of them is very poor.
  10. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Morgan Dollars seem to be the most targeted market for fakes in my experience. I've seen Morgans made exactly like these. Which one u buying? L or R 20191112_014328.jpg
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  11. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    The one on the right.
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  12. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I think the one on the right is the fake. For one thing, the arrow feathers don't look right. I didn't go any further than that.

  13. FoundinTN

    FoundinTN Big AM

    Fair enuf,right one is genuine,left is a cast brass silver plated hobo coin. Chinas finest 20191112_014439.jpg
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  14. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    I won! Lol

    The muddled details on the left are the giveaway.
  15. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Nope. These are all die-struck. The pimples are from a crappy die transfer process. The Chinese don’t cast their coins anymore
  16. sergeant

    sergeant Not a Member

    I saw a post on this site (or maybe another) of Chinese faked 1958-D circulated pennies.
  17. xCoin-Hoarder'92x

    xCoin-Hoarder'92x Storm Tracker

    At first glance it was easy to tell with these. Clay like surfaces (or glazed?), no coin should look like that.

    Just when I thought there'd be no real money in faking pre-1965 pocket change, I am proven wrong. After all, most of my junk silver purchases have been at a local dealer, so I've never seen a 1964 like that.
  18. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    They fake 1956 D and 1958 Wheat cents. I opted for the 1958

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  19. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    I often tell people the logic of “that wouldn’t be worth faking” should be thrown out the window and into the fire. Everything has been faked. ALWAYS BE VIGILANT AND TRUST YOUR GUT!
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