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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Aug 15, 2014

Counterfeit coins have been in the news recently, and this show examines some of the more common types of counterfeits.

From making your own from scratch, or altering dates on real coins, or combining two real coins into a third coin that is worth thousands of dollars more than either of the originals. 

The latest instance of fakery centers around the 1883-S Morgan dollar.  The photo shows how coins can have their faces shaved off, and then two halves are pressed together to make a "new" coin which is much more valuable than the two coins you started with.

You can also read some articles on metal detecting, and check out my ad for my treasure hunting book, at