OUCH!! They Got Me!! Fake Spiked Chin Half Cent

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, May 30, 2024.

  1. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Ever wish you had @Jack D. Young on speed dial? Just got my most recent submission back. I had a counterfeit 1804 spiked chin half cent. Ah well…. Lesson learned!

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  3. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

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  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

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  5. Randy Abercrombie

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    Not really. That was an odd purchase for me. Most all my better coins are already slabbed. I had been working my way down to some of the lower value coins. This was one of them. It was an impulse purchase for me…. As many are…. But it was outside my wheelhouse. I don’t have any worries about the rest of my collection really.
  6. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    yeah so sorry randy no can like that.. now let's hunt down that hornswaggler and string him up proper :D
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  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Actually I believe some countries do still practice guillotine.
  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Well…. I talked a good buddy out of that piece years ago. So we both got fooled.
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  9. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Now that hurts and not just in the pocketbook. Sorry that happened to you Randy!
  10. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity

    @Randy Abercrombie …but you’re still in the game, Randy. Live and learn from mistakes but never stop playing the game. For that I gave you a like.

    We’ve all been hornswoggled in some way, shape or form…it’s how we learned to be better…imo…Spark
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  11. lardan

    lardan Supporter! Supporter

    Sorry, but @Spark1951 is correct. If this is for sure your first, you are doing okay. But I have to tell you these people really irk me big time.
  12. Jersey magic man

    Jersey magic man Supporter! Supporter

    As Ben Franklin said "experience is the best teacher".
  13. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    So it is not an 1804 C-8? Is there an image of the edge?
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  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

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  15. 1776

    1776 Member

    Says questionable, did you have any doubts before sending in and can you see what is questionable now?
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  16. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Ouch. Sorry. :(

    The obverse, though it displays a bit of weakness, probably would have fooled me. It’s even got those telltale striations at 4:00 on the obverse, which I’ve heard were possibly caused by a threaded screw marking the die. It’s seemingly a quirk of all the Spiked Chin coins. It always kind of looked like a fingerprint to me.

    That reverse does look more like a cast coin. The blobby leaves and letters stand out.

    Just for the heck of it, here’s mine, which I bought from David Lawrence.

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  17. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    This what the wife would say if I made this HONSEST mistake. screaming.gif
    I think it's a live and learn lesson.
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  18. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

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    I can take an image of the edge.
    Last edited: May 31, 2024
  19. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Edge is not current Chinese; reverse appears messed with. Questionable, unverifiable, etc are terms used by the TPGs to state they really can't tell...

    @Randy Abercrombie is the weight within tolerance?
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  20. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I am remiss... I been a lifelong coin collector and do not have a scale. I will rectify that and report back.
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  21. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    I’d be sending that to Jack. Like yesterday
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