Counterfeit 101

 Obverse 1: Obverse Cast from Genuine Dime

Reverse A: Reverse Cast from Genuine Dime


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Comments: Obviously cast using a genuine coin as model. Weight is 1.9 grams with partial crude reeded edge. Normal coin turn alignment. Most likely lead as a base metal; note the imprint of another dime on the obverse below the date. Reverse has numerous device extensions to the rim.

Plate Coin: Rare American Coins Inventory, EF Grade Estimate

1887-S Counterfeits: 101

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