Numismatic Alerts! 9/20/12

ANACS warns of possible fake 1934 dollar

Composition, weight and diameter all normal on counterfeit

The following is a detailed list of diagnostic points compiled by the members of the ANACS grading staff who examined the counterfeit to help better identify it and other possible examples:
➤ Reed mark depressions in the left obverse field and on Liberty’s eyebrow.
➤ A depression below Liberty’s eye and another on her nose.
➤ Oval tooling inside the O of GOD.
➤ A series of tiny depressions in a line between the W of WE and the 1 in the date.
➤ A series of tool marks between the 9 in the date and we
➤ Tool marks in the field between the R and the T of LIBERTY.
➤ A small crescent depression in the hair, and two depressions in the field below TRUST.
➤ A series of curved tool marks running parallel below E PLURIBUS UNUM, not crossing the eagle’s neck.
➤ A small depression at the top of the R in PLURIBUS.
“We really need to see another example of this fake to positively ID all of the repeating depressions, but from surface texture and die polish evidence, we are as close to certain as we can be [that it’s counterfeit],” Fahey said.

I HAVE TAKEN CLOSE PICTURES OF THE 1879S Morgan Dollar and posted them here on this site.


Morgan 's Counterfeits

Coin Theft AFTER Hollywood Coin Show-he was hit when he stopped on the way home.
Michael was robbed when he stopped on the way home - while away from truck about 20 min.  We all need to learn from this:  DO NOT STOP FOR ANY REASON ON THE WAY HOME and travel in pairs if possible.

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Subject: coin theft
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Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 6:01 PM

Truck was broken into and old brown briefcase containing type coins was stolen on return from may 6 hollywood coin show.
I wish to report this to the coin club. you may print if you want but prefer my last name not be used

many large cents-mostly late date taken. many in kraft gray 2x2 with cotten liner and code on gray envelope. others in white staped 2x2 with code in pen
large cents enclosed in brown coin library folder "coins"  5 or 6 pages-25 coins/pg. these are mainly mid and late date and range  fine to xf, all problem free
other coins in brown box and 2 blue folders  title commem stamps.
far too many to remember all, but included:
1836 bust half AU 55 pcgs (NGC?) just purchases from mike freeman
1803 lg cent accugrade 40 reddish obv.
1803 large cent vf 20 cleaned ANACS holder think s251
1803 lg cent xf 40-slabbed in defunct service, brown border
1850 lg cent tan borderline unc
1857 half cent xf
1842 o half dime vf20
1804 half cent fine
half dollars- several bust vg to vf but nice, 1916 and 1917d obv vf, lt cleaning; 1938 d, nearly xf  ; several seated vg to vf orig
small cents :  1914 d nice vg;  several vg to vf better date indians and lincoln semi keys
duarters; 1932  d and s in vg/f barbers and seated that i cant remember details
wish i could remember more, the majority are large cents
between 250 and 300 coins stolen in all

many thanks, Bill

786 218 7656

Re: IMPORTANT REPLY.........coin theft- AFTER Hollywood Coin Show-was hit when he stopped on the way home.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 9:51 PM
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Bill--please share this also, in general.  Scott and I know the general managers at most of the local Cracker Barrel restaurants well.  They find us good seats when it is busy and are very accomodating whether we're alone or with a group of friends, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE carry our wheeled luggage inside with some of our valuables.  We were told Sunday after the HYWD show by the GM at the Sheridan restaurant that break-in's in general are becoming far more frequent than in many years--in the parking lot.  THIS GM MADE US sit in back for safety sake with our wheeled luggage (right now, I use it because I am being treated by an acupuncturist for an injured arm/shoulder) but I also have a wallet, etc. in it.  Perhaps you can also alert those that are going to restaurants in general that an increase of this kind of lawlessness is becoming frequent, too.  Thanks for the heads up, Kathy & Scott
4/21/2012 A good customer brought this FAKE $100 bill for me to post Photos.
Friday April 06, 2012 4:18 PM
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NFC sent out this bulletin this afternoon.


Hello Everyone,
Greg Koeing at Fortuna Fine Jewerly’s account is delinquent. Mr. Keoing cannot be reached at either of the phone numbers he gave us. The following is a list of coins with their certification numbers that have NOT been paid for. If you see any of these coins, please contact Joe immediately!

To see pictures of most of the coins copy and paste the following link

Joe Seminara
407.740.0961 ext.20
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Photo 1899 25C NGC PR64 3412854001
Photo 1830 50C SMALL 0 PCGS MS62 24049383
Photo 1832 50C SMALL LETTERS PCGS AU55 24145280
Photo 1859 50C SS Republic – Shipwreck NGC 179586118
Photo 1904-S 50C PCGS VG8 18373908
Photo 1942 50C NGC PR66 3554714001
Photo 1878-CC $1 PCGS MS65 25566861
Photo 1879-S $1 NGC MS67 3412551001
N/A 1879-S $1 NGC MS67 3412707001
Photo 1880-S $1 PCGS MS65PL 19108601
Photo 1881-CC $1 PCGS MS63 24037061
N/A 1881-CC $1 NGC MS64 6113603
Photo 1881-CC $1 PCGS MS65 20549189
Photo 1881-S $1 NGC MS65*3538678001
Photo 1881-S $1 NGC MS67 454450001
Photo 1882-CC $1 NGC MS63 3496267015
Photo 1882-CC $1 NGC MS65 3513128006
N/A 1882-CC $1 NGC MS65 1549151001
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS64 24018204
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS64 19855834
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS64 19699476
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS65 18389431
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS65 16060727
N/A 1883-CC $1 PCGS MS65 15407416
N/A 1884-CC $1 PCGS MS64 18241920
Photo 1884-CC $1 PCGS MS65 20879137
N/A 1886 $1 NGC MS64 2012733019
N/A 1886 $1 NGC MS64 2012733018
Photo 1891-CC $1 PCGS MS64 20658384
Photo 1891-CC $1 – VAM 3 Spitting Eagle PCGS MS64 60213299
Photo 1892-O $1 PCGS MS64 24420304
Photo 1893-CC $1 PCGS G4 20356299
Photo 1893-CC $1 PCGS VF25 24042817
Photo 1895-O $1 PCGS G6 19731426
Photo 1895-O $1 PCGS VG8 24042826
Photo 1895-S $1 PCGS G6 19731429
Photo 1922 $1 Binion #924 of 970 – Prestige Set NGC MS65 179602033
Photo 1913 $10 PCGS MS61 24149446
Photo 1876-S $20 NGC AU55 3471121015
Photo 1897 $20 PCGS MS62 24149448
N/A 1897-S $20 PCGS MS62 24403775
Photo 1904 $20 Mint Error – Struck thru Reverse @ 9:00 PCGS MS62 19133385
Photo 1907 $20 HIGH RELIEF-WIRE PCGS AU53 25552875
Photo 1908 $20 MOTTO NGC MS62 3471415007
N/A 1911-D $20 PCGS MS64 25567019
Photo 1911-S $20 PCGS MS63 19855988
Photo 1913 $20 PCGS MS61 24137090
Photo 1913 $20 PCGS MS62 24150404
Photo 1914 $20 NGC MS61 3412780015
Photo 1914-S $20 NGC MS61 3412779016
Photo 1914-S $20 PCGS MS62 24150405
Photo 1914-S $20 PCGS MS63 3378310
Photo 1914-S $20 PCGS MS64 25590754
N/A 1914-S $20 PCGS MS64 25589949
N/A 1914-S $20 PCGS MS64 19952948
Photo 1915-S $20 PCGS MS64 19691800
N/A 1938 50C NEW ROCHELLE NGC MS67 3219565001
Photo 1936 50C NORFOLK NGC MS67 3412504003
Photo 1921 50C PILGRIM PCGS MS65 19661745
Photo Macedon, Acanthus 5th-4th Cent NGC VF20 2401915002
Photo Cotinthia,Corinth 4th Century NGC Ch VF 2401917004
N/A Great Britain:1796 D%H-4 1P NGC 61 1877331003
Photo 1895 50c Straits PCGS XF40 21794813
Photo 2001 NY 25C 25% Clip NGC 65 3274893012
Photo CANADA 2003 $300 GREAT SEAL PCGS PR68DC 20337611

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Subject: Assistance Needed


A prominent local dealer bought 5 of these counterfeit Gold Proof Panda's this week and told me he was seeing "Bags" of counterfiet silver dollars plus fake silverware.


(color is the same on the reverse as the obverse.)


A couple of months ago I bought 2 Morgan Dollars from an older gentleman (yes there is someone older than me) at a Hollywood Coin show (he was not a dealer). Both turned out to be counterfeit on close inspection, though they weighted 26.8 grams & were non-magnetic. They were both covered in a dark brown sand which covered up their details to some degree. I removed the dirt and found they had both been harshly cleaned previously. The older gentleman has not come to our show since we did the deal and could not seem to remember that he traded them to me when I called him. Beware of us older people, we may not be able to remember our names tomorrow!

I HAVE TAKEN CLOSE PICTURES OF THE 1880 cc Morgan Dollar and posted them here on this site. . See pictures of the 1891CC . I also just ordered 13 counterfeit Morgan CC's from China for $39.00 shipping included. I will compare them to these coins .


Morgan CC 's Counterfiets

Terry Balwin reported the following to me at the Hollywood Sunday Coin Show -10/2/2011- and followed up with the following in an email:

"Bill, the following took place at the flea market in sunrise. I purchased seven morgan dollars from a silver and gold dealer.The coins looked circulated and with futher investigation after i went home..I was able to determine that they were in fact counterfit dollars.The dates were not stamped correctly.The stars were not formed completely.One of them was attracted to a magnet.The edge of the coins were not typical of a morgan dollar.I learned a valuable lesson. Research on coins before hand is the best practice. I went back to the dealer and he returned my purchase price.I continued around the flea market and returned once more to the same dealer and in his case was the same dollars.The price was current with the price of silver. The important thing to remember is to gain knowledge of coins."


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The easiest way to protect yourself against counterfeit crowns and US dollars is to buy a $20 scale and know correct weights of coins. Most counterfeits are underweight.



A strong Magnet will help also in some cases.



Alert!RE: fake silver bars

the guys name is "Rob" and his number is 561-667-5542



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Subject: fake silver bars
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:50:46 -0500

I was offered today one 100 oz bar, two 50's and two 25 oz bars.

all fake.

Weight was off, they did ding/ping/ring right, more or less, there was a little reaction with the magnet, but when acid tested it proved to be bad. Also no pink/purple toning, and also the metal looked cloudier and duller than silver, they were stamped 100 oz 50 oz silver 999


Please forward on to others



Link to: BEWARE!!!!!!!!!Counterfeit or Altered PCGS Slabs