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1914 D Lincoln Wheat Cents - 2 Altered Date 1944 D Counterfeits

 
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 Posted 11/21/2020  11:47 pm Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
These are pretty easy to spot based on the distance between the 9 and the 1 of the date, but a couple examples to show what these counterfeits look like.

1914-D Lincoln wheat cents- altered date 1944-D counterfeits





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 Posted 11/22/2020  12:49 am  Show Profile   Check Yokozuna's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Yokozuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. It's a couple of 19.........14-D cents!
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 Posted 11/22/2020  12:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tunnioc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice try. What will you do with them now?
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 Posted 11/22/2020  01:47 am  Show Profile   Check tropicalbats's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add tropicalbats to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They just go into my counterfeit collection. Something like 450 coins in there now.
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 Posted 11/22/2020  02:18 am  Show Profile   Check SilverCents's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add SilverCents to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one on the left would've been a tad convincing if not for the large gap in the date. The one on the right just looks terribly off.
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 Posted 11/22/2020  09:09 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one on the left still appears to have the VDB designer's initials on the shoulder, not present on genuine 1914 coins.
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 Posted 11/22/2020  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great one-look examples, thanks!
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All of these counterfeits have the VDB initials there. The genuine 1914-Ds don't have the VDB. The initials weren't re-added to LWCs until 1918.
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Tropicalbats,
Thank you for posting specimens from your counterfeit collection. Even on the ones I might have spotted on my own, I like to review your "authenticated" counterfeits. I appreciate these posts.

I ran across one of these altered date types in a partial Lincoln cent collection that I had considered bidding on a couple months ago. I asked for better photos of the 1914-D from the auction company, and even my rather ignorant self became suspicious because of the spacing between the two middle digits. But, the forger did try to hide their work in a rather ham handed way: they had polished it down to a low grade, practically obliterating the 19 in the process, and added some dark grunge in the low spots of the coin to possibly mask the VDB. Sadly, the bids on that set went high enough to indicate that at least two other folks were fooled. So, while your two coins might be "one look fakes" to some, there are others who really need to see what you post! Please keep sharing!
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