Check out this poor excuse for a Counterfeit coin!!!

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  1. huntsman53

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  3. coleguy

    coleguy Coin Collector

    They didn't even bother to grind down the seam along the edge after it was cast in a homemade cast. Looks like solder.
  4. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    What a DOG. Reported.
  5. Phoenix21

    Phoenix21 *The King Of Jokes*

    Ancient?? Ancient? How old is ancient considered these days?

    Phoenix :cool:
  6. sundance

    sundance Copper Enthusiast

    *shakes head and walks away*

    Tsk tsk tsk...they can do better than that right??? :headbang:

  7. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    They say they don't know the date, but I do. That coin was made in 2008.

    So "ancient" is only a few months. :rolling:
  8. FreakyGarrettC

    FreakyGarrettC Wise young snail

    Possibly dug up. And damaged while being removed from the ground. IDK
  9. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Contemporary counterfeit intended to circulate. Probably passed with a group of coins and in poorly lit areas. This was not intended to fool collectors, mor like a slug you might slip into a roll and deposit. Still very poor quality, but I have seen worse.
  10. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I've been looking for that coin I swallowed
  11. HandsomeToad

    HandsomeToad Urinist

    I don't see anything seriously wrong with it. :kewl: It has 13 stars, a Seated Liberty, a Eagle and it says Half Dol on it. :rolleyes: I'm wondering if this is a contemporary counterfeit made by Southern Soldiers during the Civil War? I've heard of them melting down various metals and making cast copies from the mix and with the look this one has, it's seriously crude like it was made with the simpliest methods, like the soldiers would have had available.

    I'd think Hobo would like this one to add to his black shelf collection. :thumb:

    Ribbit :)

    Ps: I might get it and give it to a friend that likes stuff like this. :D
  12. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Looks like it could be yours unless a bidding war breaks out!
  13. HandsomeToad

    HandsomeToad Urinist

    Did you see what happened with that 1947 Morgan? :eek:

    Ribbit :cool:
  14. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Actually, I believe it to be a contemporary fake.
    I have a sister to that piece, in the form of a Seated Quarter.

    they are very collectible.
  15. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Speaking of counterfeits, did you read the article in Coin World about the Chinese counterfeiter?
    VERY scary.
    He's producing fakes that take an expert to identify AND is working to make them better.

    I may have to go back to my stamps.
  16. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    yup, read it, and he was crying about the guy who ripped HIM off! Funny.
  17. HandsomeToad

    HandsomeToad Urinist

    Here are better pics of the OP coin. I do believe it's a contemporary counterfeit and was meant to pass as currency and was never meant to fool collectors and I also believe it was made during the Civil War by southern soldiers. :D

    Ribbit :cool:

    Ps: I want to know who bid against me? :goof:

    Pps: It weighs 9.4 grams, is solid whatever metal it is, and does not have that silver ring to it. :D

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  18. elaine 1970

    elaine 1970 material girl

    simple solution. don't buy anything from e-bay and coin dealers. they are the same dogs. they gonna cheat you. buy directly from the u.s. mint. only u.s. mint.
  19. HandsomeToad

    HandsomeToad Urinist

    I bought it as a counterfeit so I wasn't cheated. I'm tickled to death with it! :D I think Hobo understands why I'm happy with it. ;)

    These are hard to find so it will make a great Christmas prezzie for a friend of mine that has a blob of partially melted coins and other metal things, found in a known Civil War camp. We've always thought they were mixing various metals with real silver coins to make counterfeits but never had a counterfeit to put a face to the blob. Now we have one that may have been made by the same peeps that were melting the group of coins. :D Here's a pic of the blob:


    Ribbit :)
  20. elaine 1970

    elaine 1970 material girl

    that is very unique. unlimited pricing.
  21. Jim M

    Jim M Ride it like ya stole it

    wow, reeded edge. strange that whoever it was took the time to even get that right. : )

    I have a seated Liberty Dime 1842 that weighs in at 1.92 Grams. Fake as Pam Anders..... nevermind.
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