- The denticles and edge of a coin can give important clues about whether it is genuine.
The 1915-16 Cuban 10 Pesos are very interesting pieces of numismatic history. Although they are Cuban coins, they were struck at the Philadelphia Mint from dies sculpted by Chief Engraver Charles Barber
- one of the last projects he worked on before his death in 1917.Read More: Counterfeit Detection Series
Because of this connection to the United States, they are quite popular with US and world collectors alike. However, because they do trade for a premium in the marketplace, they have been heavily counterfeited. NGC
graders recently caught one such fake in a recent submission.
Counterfeit Cuba 1916 Gold 10 Pesos
Like many well-executed fakes, the counterfeit is of a high enough quality to fool many casual collectors and dealers. It is of the correct weight and metal content, but the surfaces look a bit off and different from the surfaces of a genuine example. It is much easier to spot when you compare it to a genuine example.
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