Can you legally counterfeit U.S. Pennies and Nickels?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Drago the Wolf, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Drago the Wolf

    Drago the Wolf Junior Member

    Now I have NO plans to do this, but as I stated in another thread, I read, many years ago, that you could legally counterfeit pennies and nickels, but nothing higher. Is this true? And if it is true, is it because you would more likely be losing profit than gaining profit?
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  3. dsmith23

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  4. KoinJester

    KoinJester Well-Known Member

  5. gypsy_gear

    gypsy_gear New Member

    countering is illegal, not to mention the value defacing it would do to the current coins in circ......totally thumbs down:(
  6. dsmith23

    dsmith23 Gotta get 'em all

    Lol even the same link, did you google henning nickel to find it?
  7. KoinJester

    KoinJester Well-Known Member

    No have it saved in my favorites
  8. Drago the Wolf

    Drago the Wolf Junior Member

    Thanks for the info, guys. I had always had my doubts that counterfeiting ANYTHING was legal.

    One more question though. If they ever do issue $200 bills here in the U.S., would Americans have to turn in all of those spoof George W. Bush novelty $200 bills that were made as a joke, as counterfeit money? I mean, would they be considered a counterfeit? Or just if you tried to use them as a viable $200 bill?
  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Now that's being prepared!! Bound to come up for sure!! :D:thumb:
  10. cciesielski01

    cciesielski01 Laced Up

    i think as long as you knew that the 200 dollar bill was a novelty and you didnt use it as a real bill there would be no reason to confiscate it.

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