Chinese Counterfeit Coins
Posted 27 July 2012 - 05:30 PM
Ill post pictures of it on here soon but in the mean time for anyone that hasn't seen this web page, I would recommend taking a look:
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:55 PM
View from above
Trade (top) Morgan (bottom)
Size is bang on = 38.1 mm (1.5 in)
Weight is bang on:
Sitting besides a (cleaned, scrap/ in my drawer) Morgan
Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:57 PM
Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:45 PM
Also, I've seen several of the 1905 halfcrown and shilling counterfeits on eBay over the years and more recently an 1822 sovereign.
Caveat emptor as the old Romans would say......
Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:07 PM
In the past the counterfeits were easier to spot as they were made from cheap metal and poorly struck or detailed. Now that some are a lot sharper and made from the right materials being the right size and weight are very hard to identify. I guess it is still worth the counterfeiters using real gold or silver as the value of the coin lies more in the date, type and rarity.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:55 PM
greed is getting greedier, surely the thrill of having something genuine rather than the risk of prosecution is better..
Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:19 PM
Thats true Dawn but unfortunately when theres money to be made someone will try and do it no matter what and I'm not to sure how strict the authorities in China are about counterfiet foreign coins.
Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:24 AM
Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:23 PM
There are Victorian Copper forgeries out there too, The forgeries are not confinded to one denomination or metal, if it is collectable with a premimium
the chances are someone will try and fake it, I have seen 1860, 1851 and 1848 Halfpennies appear over the last couple of years, along with the notable
Posted 30 April 2013 - 06:37 AM
The Coppers are fairly easy to spot, I have a 1848 Halfpenny that I bought knowingly for my records, I will endeavour to image and post,
The others I have spotted on Ebay and have had them all withdrawn, the easiiest error to look for is the first one in the date, all forgeries have an extended top serif,
all are very weak strikes indicating an original coin has been used to make the mould, so all forgeries should all have the same indicators.
I'll have a trawl through my Library, sure I have images of those I listed previously.
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