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 (https://www.facebook.com/groups/845348399902181) and the other is for buying, selling, trading (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1228347391194280). Feel free to join either group.
Now for the new counterfeit quarter varieties.
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.
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.
More new counterfeit coin varieties will be listed on the website in the near future (maybe later today).
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.
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!