Contemporary Counterfeits

Contemporary counterfeits were created to pass as money, normally without the precious metal content. They were not meant to fool coin collectors, but rather deceive merchants. They were ususlly created during the general timeframe around the dates on the coins. The following images have been submitted by BCCS members.

Any BCCS member may submit an image of contemporary counterfeit Barber coins for inclusion on this page. If possible, please note the method of manufacture, composition (if known), weight (if known), and approximate grade. Submit images to the BCCS mailbox listed below at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

1899 Liberty nickel, lead cast, F, 4.0 grams. From the John Frost collection.

1907-S dime, die struck in copper, VF. From the Jim Carr collection.

1916 dime, cast in base metal from damaged forms, XF, 1.9 grams. From the John Frost collection.

1911 quarter, lead cast, VF.

1916 quarter, lead cast, VG.

1899 half dollar, die struck in base metal, VG, 11.67 grams. From the John Frost collection.

1909 half dollar, lead cast, F.

Submitting Images

Any BCCS member may submit an image of contemporary counterfeit Barber coins for inclusion on this page. Submit images, along with any information (composition, weight, etc.) to the BCCS mailbox link listed below.




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