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Pictures Of Real And Counterfeit 1931-S (Cents)

 
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 Posted 10/13/2021  09:46 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add grospoisson to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Obviously the 3 is not lined up in the date (that's on me )

PCGS said altered date,, I guess theflattened out numbers are an indication. All in all it's a good counterfeit


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 Posted 10/13/2021  09:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The giveaway to me is the lower tail of the 3, which does not extend out into the field beyond the upper tail as in the genuine example.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  12:18 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting, and thanks for the follow-up photos. I'd imagine under close inspection with a loupe, one would see toolmarks.

Indeed a strange looking date, but the date is close enough for a first time buyer.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  2:51 pm  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Altered date? Wow. I see the difference in the threes. Someone did some fine work there though.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  3:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Altered from what?
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 Posted 10/13/2021  4:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nfine to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Altered from what?


My best guess would be a 1951-S
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 Posted 10/13/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add nick10 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
(btw, for novices, the top pic is the fake)
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 Posted 10/13/2021  5:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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My best guess would be a 1951-S
I agree. But I am taking a guess based on what I think would be easiest to tool.


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(btw, for novices, the top pic is the fake)
The top picture, higher grade coin (red, red-brown), is real. The bottom one (brown) has an altered date.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  5:56 pm  Show Profile   Check Tanman2001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Tanman2001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The 3 is a match to that of a late 30's cent so I'll assume its originally a 1935-1939 cent. (Also that mintmark style was retired in 1941) 1936 would probably be the easiest to make into a 1. They did a darn good job of that, the 1 looks very natural.

The space between the 9 and the 3 is a dead giveaway though, the style of the 3 is not as obvious.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  6:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hokiefan_82 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for sharing, grospoisson.
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 Posted 10/14/2021  11:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The 3 is a match to that of a late 30's cent so I'll assume its originally a 1935-1939 cent. (Also that mintmark style was retired in 1941) 1936 would probably be the easiest to make into a 1. They did a darn good job of that, the 1 looks very natural.
Ah! Good catch.

I was too busy with the 3 to realize the area around the 1 looks off.
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