1856 Small Date

Counterfeit 103

 Obverse 3: Cast from F-112 Business Strike Obverse

Reverse C: Cast from F-112 Business Strike Reverse


Obverse 3                                                Reverse C


Comparion of Counterfeit with 1856 Small Date F-112




Comments: Obviously a cast counterfeit weighing at only 1.8 grams and most likely lead or antimony base metal. Normal coin turn obverse and reverse alignment with poor reeding, again from the casting process. The cast model is simple to diagnose due to the low date position and upward date slope. This is the 1856 Small Date F-112 die pair.

Plate Coin: Rare American Coins Inventory, EF Grade Estimate

1856 Small Date Counterfeits: 101, 102, 103

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