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Pics of fakes?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:33 pm
by VamHelsing
Do we have any place that shows pics of fake coins? This might be helpful for new people.
I can contribute a 1895-P.....

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
by ChiefRet.
I think that is a great idea, and would be a good training tool for all.

The counterfeiters are getting better; and for many of us that is bad news.
Not all are easy to spot as the sand cast.

I supplied tha images for the 1889-CC.

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:01 pm
by J.Austin
There is a Counterfeit Page you can add to:
http://www.vamworld.com/Counterfeit%20Page

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:12 am
by ChiefRet.
One thing I have notice about counterfeits; the majority of the time the date gives it away.
I also thing more specific detail would help some of us; and definity newcomers.

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:16 am
by ChiefRet.
Sorry VamHelsing; I forgot great link.

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:07 am
by J.Austin
Yes the date gives many of the fakes away. Another frequent tell is due to die shrinkage in the production of a transfer die the strike will be off center. What gives me nightmares is anything can be scanned and milled.

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:31 pm
by VamHelsing
Yea, usually it's the date and lettering for me.

Re: Pics of fakes?

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:57 pm
by Prider358
Changing times. Technology always getting better. Fake's getting better than the original. Not good. Had more than my fare share of fake MORGAN'S. We do need to hit down on these fake's really hard. Help all with no previous experience of spotting a fake coin. We're all on this site for the Authentic MORGAN DOLLAR. Love this coin.