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Would Anyone Counterfeit A Straits 1/4 Cent?

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 Posted 08/11/2020  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Would Anyone Counterfeit A Straits 1/4 Cent?


The answer to the question is yes for the Straights Settlements.

There is a possibility that mules may have been produced from old dies at the mint, however, I feel that lacking actual confirmation of die matches that the majority of mules are NOT genuine.

Some are clearly contemporaneous counterfeits intended to circulate but there are also modern numismatic forgeries in this series.

The altered genuine coins are interesting and show the lengths that dishonest people will go to make a few cents.

Pertinax I agree with your comment that even Counterfeits are copied by Numismatic Forgers. It is a definite risk when collecting "fakes".

My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon http://ccfgo.com/TheUnrealReales or from me directly if you want it signed.
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 Posted 08/12/2020  6:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a genuine !/12 Anna (not nickel), but gold plated.

@ Numister: What is the weight of your example?
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 Posted 08/12/2020  10:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chang to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Do you think this is a Mint Error or was intentionally added to look like overstrike ?. Your views and feedbacks are much appreciated . Thanks.

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 Posted 08/12/2020  10:52 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numister to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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@ Numister: What is the weight of your example?


Weighs about 1.7g, do you think it was Nickel Plated ?
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 Posted 08/13/2020  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add willieboyd2 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A British India anna altered to pass for 1/4 rupee:


British India anna 1917
Copper-nickel, 19 mm, 3.38 gm, Krause KM 513

This is a 1917 British India 1 anna coin that someone filed down to the size of a 1/4 rupee silver coin. The person even added a reeded edge.

A 1/4 rupee was worth 4 annas so this alteration quadrupled the value of the coin.

The anna was then worth around three US cents so someone made a nine cent profit.


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