1875-CC Below Wreath

Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Transfer Die from F-106 Genuine Dime

Reverse A: Transfer Die from F-106 Genuine Dime


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


1875-CC BW Counterfeit Diagnostic Points



Comments: A deceptive counterfeit that weighs in at 2.1 grams and composed of silver/white base metal. Normal coin turn die alignment without reeding. There are several anomalies that confirm this is a contemporary counterfeit. The last A in AMERICA is filled and too strong as compared to genuine Carson City minted dime while vertical shield lines 7 and 8 and bent near the scroll. On the reverse, there is extra metal on the rim and between the rim and wreath at 9:00. The first C in the mintmark is partial. The denticles are badly eroded or missing.

This contemporary counterfeit was first identified by Gerry Fortin during August 2013.

Plate Coin: Rare American Coins Inventory, VG Grade Estimate

1875-CC Counterfeits: 101

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