its actually the color that give me red flags first. I would steer clear because of that alone.
then there is the date. I agree that punch is wrong.
it is also missing the diagnostic die crack in the wreath under the second s in states. ive never seen an 1809 without the crack. I suppose they could exist without the crack but ive never seen it and ive been proactively looking for a while now.
100% fake. thanks for posting it!
I collect low grade large cents. I currently have >230 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
That date logotype is the obvious spot for me to look at first. But easy to see how these trick the innocent beginners in our hobby, this hurts us all by scaring new collectors out of the hobby entirely.
Thanks for the post Jack!
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