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This is 1 of 3 documented hand-made, die struck countefeit quarter eagle varieties dated 1861.  This variety is diagnotic with its missing inner look of 6, somewhat small stars, and a faint slash in 1/2.  This counterfeiter also made 1861 variety 'C3' but no family nickname has yet been created.


This example shows a fair amount of wear compared to higher-grade examples.  Less than 10% of the gold plating remains.  But there are no problems, such as scratches, making this piece relatively attractive compared to many other counterfeit U.S. gold quarter eagles encountered.

1861 counterfeit Quarter Eagle, Variety 'C-2'

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