Suspected counterfeit 2021-CC Morgan dollars
were offered on eBay in August at the same price the U.S. Mint offered genuine examples on May 24.
The eBay offer was subsequently removed, but not before a collector downloaded images of the fake in its crude packaging and posted notice on the Collector's Universe U.S. Coin Forum discussion group to warn hobbyists.
The Mint isn't scheduled to begin shipping the genuine CC privy-marked 2021 Morgan dollars
to customers who ordered them until sometime in October, based on production schedules.
U.S. Mint officials acknowledge that the 2021 Morgan dollars
are being counterfeited.
"The United States Mint is aware that 2021 Morgan dollars
are being offered for sale in online marketplaces," said Todd Martin, deputy director of the Mint's Office of Corporate Communications, in a Sept. 8 notice to numismatic media. "Because the Mint will not begin shipping these coins until October, any 2021 Morgan dollar
listed as being currently available will not be authentic."