Counterfeit or token?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Waybrun Hebert, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Waybrun Hebert

    Waybrun Hebert New Member

    image.jpg image.jpg This was in a book of coins that were collected in the 1940's and 50's any info would be appreciated .
     
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  3. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

  4. iGradeMS70

    iGradeMS70 AKA BustHalfBrian

    looks like a contemporary (period) counterfeit, however I'm not an expert in this realm of collecting. If it truly is a period piece, it could be worth $$$.
     
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    100% fake
     
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  6. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Pretty bad pic with definite signs of being a fake. The wings on the reverse are key in calling it a fake. Here's a real one, no divot marks on the wings like the fake. $_$2.501.JPG $_Rev 1.JPG
     
  7. Kirkuleez

    Kirkuleez 80 proof

    Not even close. The flat rims suggest it may have been something made as a jewelry piece.
     
  8. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around .

    Is it even gold ? Could you weigh it for us . I'm thinking contemporary fake .
     
  9. jwitten

    jwitten Well-Known Member

    Very bad fake. Like, one of the worse I've seen
     
  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

  11. Oddnumistics

    Oddnumistics Member

    I can usually tell the fakes by the eagle. The fakes kinda look like turkeys. But yeah, this is a fake. Still cool in some aspects.
     
  12. Waybrun Hebert

    Waybrun Hebert New Member

    I know it is a fake,. I was just wondering if anyone had an opinion of why it was made. i.e. gaming etc.
     
  13. Oddnumistics

    Oddnumistics Member

    I would guess either to trick people or as a celebration piece. Although those typically have the word "COPY" on it
     
  14. swamp yankee

    swamp yankee Well-Known Member

  15. Tamaracian

    Tamaracian 12+ Yr Member--Supporter Supporter

    Unless you are familiar with characteristics of a genuine Liberty Quarter Eagle it would be fairly easy to fool a potential buyer, especially via an internet purchase, where many images are non-descript. The 2007 is a common date, but if the counterfeiter can make it from 14K gold (58% pure) he is ahead on profit; it's even worse if the fake is gold-plated base metal.
     
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