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2 New Quarter Varieties!

Ok, I know I haven't written a blog post in a while. I've been busy with nearly everything but numismatic stuff over the last 6 weeks, and I've only barely had enough time to just keep up with counterfeit coin news.

Before I get to the 2 new quarter varieties, I wanted to let you know that there are 2 Facebook groups related to contemporary counterfeit coins. One is for show-and-tell ( and the other is for buying, selling, trading ( Feel free to join either group.

Now for the new counterfeit quarter varieties.

  1. The first is a new variety of 1876 transfer die counterfeit Seated quarter (TD.2-TD.P). A notable pick-up point (PUP) for this variety is a raised dot of metal in the field and in front of stars 5 and 6. I'm still looking for a reverse PUP. This variety was identified by Owen Seymour.

  2. The second new variety is a 1911-D transfer die Barber quarter struck in copper (per a visual estimate). This variety is now known as TD.1-TD.D.

I realize both these new varieties are not the sexier hand-made die type, but that's how this subject is from time to time. However, I will have a new hand-made die struck counterfeit variety to share here in the near future from a different denomination.


  1. More new counterfeit coin varieties will be listed on the website in the near future (maybe later today).

  2. The next Bad Metal book draft is 87% complete. Sometime in October I will have time to continue that progress. The largest outstanding subjects include counterfeit Seated half dollars and pre-Morgan dollar types.

  3. If you have any of the following counterfeit Micro O varieties, please contact me because I need images of them for this future book.

• 1893-O VAM 9

• 1894-O VAM VNA-B

• 1896-O VAM 26

• 1900-O VAM 62

• 1900-O VAM VNA-A

• 1901-O VAM 42

• 1901-O VAM 58

• 1901-O VAM 61

• 1901-O VAM 67

• 1902-O VAM 101

Hope you're having a great weekend and September!



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