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 Posted 03/13/2017  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Gwyde to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
In 1928, Italy issued a silver 20 Lire coin commemorating the end of WW-I in 1918 and featuring the King Vittorio-Emmanuele III on the obverse, wearing a helmet:
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces16857.html

A fantasy monetary token, using the same reverse, but with B. Mussolini on the obverse (dated 1943 in Roman numerals) was minted long after WW-II (during the 1970's)
https://www.catawiki.com/catalog/to...3-mussolini#

The token is silver plated copper; it is widespread and used to be popular among members of the Neo-fascist party. Note that, when the 20 L token was issued, a real 20 Lire coin was but a small brass coin, worth about 2 US cents.

Reverse

Inscription says:
'Rather live a day as lion than a century as a sheep'.
The column has the dates '1918' and '1928' in Roman numerals (as has the original).

Obverse
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 Posted 04/14/2017  12:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DL20K to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fake German Empire 1 mark coins. Melt value currently under $3.



Apparently, the 'full set' only consists of 8 dates at the moment (with 6 mintmarks per date).



But nobody told the Chinese that a 1916-A mark (and a few others) did not actually exist.



Anyway, that's it, I need to find a different hobby
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 Posted 03/11/2018  4:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pasasap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for posting this for us all to see. A few years ago I was told that nobody would waste resources counterfeiting a common collector coin, but here are several examples of the Chinese doing just that. The sad thing is that if this continues and the fakes because too difficult to tell apart from the authentic coins for the common coin collector, it will kill the business and the hobby. Nothing is rare and valuable if there is a lot of them.
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 Posted 03/11/2018  4:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1888 US counterfeit
One dollar.

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Canada
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Counterfeit 1926 République Française .
Indochine Française


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1967 Washington clad quarter
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 Posted 03/12/2018  9:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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1967 Washington clad quarter


Years ago, I worked in the office at a grocery store where we routinely got in boxes of plastic wrapped Brinks rolls. I used to "surgically" remove the silver coins, replace and tape the slit. I encountered a few counterfeit dimes and quarters doing this dated in the 1980's that were made of lead (or similar soft metal) that could be bent by hand. Still have them around here someplace.
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Those pfennigs and halfpennies are sold by the kilo here... what's the point of faking those?


UltraRant, they aren't aimed at your market, but point taken.

Well, if you don't work on a die for something, you can go home for the rest of the day.

And:

Stamp something, so as to look busy. There are some unused dies over there.

Similar scenarios can abound, but utility often has nothing to do with production. Especially in China.

I would also collect chocolate coins, except for that one problem.

ANA # 3189614
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03/12/2018 10:48 pm
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I've never understood why Chinese cash coins, even relatively modern ones (Ch'ing dynasty), which were made by the billions and litter coin shops' "bargain" bins. have been reproduced.

Colligo ergo sum
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1862 USA.
One dollar.

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 Posted 03/15/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dorado to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

1911 British silver trade dollar coin.
(Counterfeit coin)


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