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Would Anyone Counterfeit A Straits 1/4 Cent?

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 Posted 08/09/2020  01:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another Straits oddity I found is the coin (left in pic) I had for awhile, when compared to a "genuine" piece the portrait looks slightly "off" ? Am I starting to see things that aren't there ? Sometimes when studying coins I question my sanity.

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 Posted 08/09/2020  03:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one on the left looks fake for sure.
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 Posted 08/09/2020  06:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have this curious forgery in nickel rather than in silver.

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 Posted 08/09/2020  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I collect and catalog fakes & forgeries.
Straits Settlements is certainly included.
I'm sure plenty more exist and are in the hands of others around the world.
My catalogs show the differences between the genuine & fake coins.
Counterfeits are made by persons having varying degrees of skill ranging from comical or absurd to very well done.
I enjoy seeing some coins as pictured in this thread in the hands of others that I recognize as not genuine.
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08/09/2020 5:19 pm
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Another curious forgery of Straits Settlements mismatched Obverse $1 1904 with King George VI head. Weight is 19.93g.
Non magnetic. Reeded edge.

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 Posted 08/10/2020  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's another 1904 fake Straits dollar:



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 Posted 08/10/2020  02:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another attempt altering a genuine 1916 1/4 cent to pass as 10 Cents.

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 Posted 08/10/2020  04:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice and exactly the kind of fake I enjoy collecting and cataloging as my hobby.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another mismatched forgery Straits 1901 Quarter cents with Edward's rather than Victoria's head.

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 Posted 08/10/2020  06:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Pertinax to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Albert said

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My catalogs show the differences between the genuine & fake coins.


What catalogs are these, please, Albert?

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 Posted 08/10/2020  08:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Very nice and exactly the kind of fake I enjoy collecting and cataloging as my hobby.
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Best part of collecting fakes is that you don't need to worry about authenticity
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Best part of collecting fakes is that you don't need to worry about authenticity


I'm sorry to disillusion you, but even fakes are counterfeited.
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 Posted 08/10/2020  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen a high quality die struck fake with good luster, of a
1935 Hong Kong (Geroge V) Ten Cents, in silver.
Now, THAT is a problem - the genuine 1935 coins are struck in copper nickel!
The last date for a genuine silver Hong Kong Ten Cents is 1933

I suspect that it is a modern Chinese fake concoction, and not a contemporary fake.
Interesting, because both dates of the genuine coin are common.

Hence, the
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 Posted 08/10/2020  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I'm sorry to disillusion you, but even fakes are counterfeited.


Oh cruel Coin Gods, why must you test me so...
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Another curiosity I found a while back. Looks struck in Nickel but should be Copper. So is this a Genuine Counterfeit, Fake Fake or some other murky classification ?
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