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Updated: Jun 12, 2019

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to grow our knowledge and understanding of contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins one counterfeit coin and piece of information at a time.


The rules are simple - educate, get an education, and have fun.


Here, new varieties will be reported, and new research and information will be added about individual varieties (and their families) in order to collectively gain a stronger understanding across the entire spectrum of contemporary counterfeit U.S. coins.


I greatly welcome and strongly encourage community participation. Every little bit of information added has lasting benefits. Over time, our collective efforts will produce some excellent results.


Sincerely your host,

Winston Zack

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BillDinNC
BillDinNC
Feb 24, 2023

Well, since the other administrator put in a photo here, i will too...eBay find, base metal...kinda looks like a mintmark flaked off, possibly a C...?



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Winston Zack
Winston Zack
Feb 25, 2023
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Bill - thanks for sharing this. From what I can tell from the remaining details on this piece, and based on my records, I have not documented this counterfeit gold dollar before. If you have a chance to take, or have someone else take higher quality images I'd like to include this variety in the future Bad Metal Gold book. Thanks, Winston

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Hello, Im a newbie and was researching some of my dads old coins and came across two that had no listings. One is a 1837 half with the 50 C. reverse, and the other is an 1838 with the 50C. reverse. From what I learned here is one is a 3-E, and the other is a 2-B. I was wondering if there is a markets for these or no? Thanks for any thing you can tell me.

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Winston Zack
Winston Zack
Jan 24, 2022
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Hi - thanks for the message. Both varieties are fairly common counterfeit Capped Bust half dollars. Depending on condition, their value may range from $10-100. If they are in exceptionally nice condition they may have a higher value.

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lelboiselle
lelboiselle
Nov 26, 2021


ebay purchase

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