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1914 D Lincoln Wheat Cent - Fake With Altered Date

 
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 Posted 01/21/2020  11:40 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Another in my occasional postings of decent quality fake coins. I know how easy it is to say "it's obvious!" and yet when I found this one in a bag yesterday it took me a good 20 seconds to even think about a possible fake.

But when you do think about it the altered date is fairly obvious in a couple ways like spacing and mint mark design, but the actual alteration is pretty well hidden and it would be easy to see this one getting passed off to a beginner coin collector as real.

1914-D (1944-D) Lincoln Wheat cent - altered date




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 Posted 01/21/2020  11:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinHunter27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a one look fake! Too bad people are still fooled into buying these coins sometimes.

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 Posted 01/22/2020  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add merclover to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice example of an altered coin! Good find!
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 Posted 01/22/2020  01:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Daves Errors to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's not a fake are you for real
Tropicalbats: Did you see the new bat quarter? Seen it and thought ya might wanna get one. I will be getting a couple pretty sharp looking coins.
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 Posted 01/22/2020  02:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a pretty skilled alteration, much better than most altered 44-Ds.
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 Posted 01/22/2020  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Petespockets55 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Really well done fake. Good heart pumper, at least initially.
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 Posted 01/22/2020  07:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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it took me a good 20 seconds to even think about a possible fake.

Ahh , not for nothing but it only took me 2 seconds to see it was a fake .
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 Posted 01/22/2020  08:02 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice black box coin! These are always interesting. I collect both modern and contemporary counterfeits and altered dates because I find them interesting. Good educational material as well.
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 Posted 01/22/2020  10:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! That's a pretty weird fake!
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 Posted 01/22/2020  10:37 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yup, a nicely done counterfeit and I do collect them as Grapes does. Still looking for a Henning nickel.

Dave, I am certainly aware of the bat quarter! I'll probably wait until after they start hitting the TPGs and look for the highest graded coin I can find. Not sure how many here know it but I do have a significant collection of coins with bats on them from around the world. Likely the largest such collection in existence. My Avatar is a coin from that collection.
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My Avatar is a coin from that collection.

Belarus?
(Belarus makes some superb works of art.)
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 Posted 01/22/2020  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
2016 Austria. And, get this, the coin glows in the dark!



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 Posted 01/22/2020  1:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverLee33 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What a great looking coin Tropicalbats~ now that's a silver dazzler!
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