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1944 - Henning Nickel, - Is It A Real Fake Or Fake Fake?

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 Posted 07/26/2021  7:21 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add richvillanu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It's got the date 44' and the NO mint mark, but not sure if it's a real counterfeit "Henning" or NOT.
I don't see the die crack from rim to Jefferson skull or hole in the "R" of pluribus.( Only a die crack or something on the bottom of the "R")
What else should I look for, Any help would be appreciated
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 Posted 07/26/2021  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add halfamind to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why on Earth would someone fake the fake, that albeit worth more than the original, would not be worth faking? (No opinion here, just some amazement if it's a fake Henning.). Weight? Composition?
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 Posted 07/26/2021  7:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe it is a regular mint made nickel and not a Henning.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add 1847bill to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Whoops no P.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm going with a worn counterfeit Henning .

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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that's a color and wear pattern often found on warnicks, so looks like a fake of a fake
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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jgfindring to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not all Hennings have the loop in the R.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it's a genuine counterfeit.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  10:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My 44 Henning has no hole in the R.
I'd say this is a genuine Henning.
I have mine 35 or 40 years now and I found it loose in bag of old nickels.
They were not worth much back then and I don't think that the other dated Hennings were discovered yet or at least very few people knew of them. So I highly doubt mine was faked to imitate a Henning counterfeit.





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 Posted 07/26/2021  10:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am also of the opinion, it is a genuine Henning.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  11:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add richvillanu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Nice looking coin.
- And thank you all for the help.
Adding this to my collection as a Henning
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 Posted 07/27/2021  05:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are willing to spend quite a lot of time doing Google searches, you will end up finding a lot more about them, and how to identify them.

It may be a lot harder to distinguish a Henning from any other fake Nickel, but that is where you must build up your skill and experience.

For me it is not worth the bother, my numismatic interests lay elsewhere, although if one did come my way, I would seriously investigate it.

Henning nickels proporting to be genuine are offered on the 'Net for around $10 each. Unless you definitely know what you are buying, the risks are very high.
I already have an extensive 'black' collection, but not in this area of numismatics.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Oldfordman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice henning!
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 Posted 07/27/2021  3:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Coinfrog: I think it's a genuine counterfeit.

That was what I was thinking also, but in a different term. "A real fake." At one time the prices on these were above $50 range. Seems funny the counterfeit coins are worth more than the real deals to me?
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