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    The Early Paper Money of America

    /2008 Numismatics; Paper money

    Counterfeits 463 DESCRIPTION OF circulating counterfeits In the following description counterfeits are defined as those bills made illegally to circulate as currency along with genuine bills Copies of bills made after the end of the period of circulation of genuine bills are considered reproductions souvenirs fakes or forgeries rather than circulating counterfeits Such copies are not described herein except that under the listing of genuine issues


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    The Early Paper Money of America

    /2008 Numismatics; Paper money

    Counterfeits 463 DESCRIPTION OF circulating counterfeits In the following description counterfeits are defined as those bills made illegally to circulate as currency along with genuine bills Copies of bills made after the end of the period of circulation of genuine bills are considered reproductions souvenirs fakes or forgeries rather than circulating counterfeits Such copies are not described herein except that under the listing of genuine issues


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 145

    4/1/2011

    April 2011 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 3681 Updates to John Kleeberg s 1998 COAC Study of Counterfeit Tv o Reales by John P Lorenzo Midland Park NJ Introduction There has been much interest in the two reales counterfeit family since 1998 when the coins were discussed in separate presentations by John Kleeberg and the author at a Coinage of the Americas Conference dedicated to circulating counterfeits of the Americas 1 The purpose of the present paper is to illustrate and describe all struck two reales counterfeits currently known that were not plated by Kleeberg Cast coins are omitted here The catalogue includes pieces confirmed through physical observation to have been struck 2 Further specimens come from noted collections but were not examined in hand 3 Important coins from two major


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 145

    4/1/2011

    April 2011 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 3681 Updates to John Kleeberg s 1998 COAC Study of Counterfeit Tv o Reales by John P Lorenzo Midland Park NJ Introduction There has been much interest in the two reales counterfeit family since 1998 when the coins were discussed in separate presentations by John Kleeberg and the author at a Coinage of the Americas Conference dedicated to circulating counterfeits of the Americas 1 The purpose of the present paper is to illustrate and describe all struck two reales counterfeits currently known that were not plated by Kleeberg Cast coins are omitted here The catalogue includes pieces confirmed through physical observation to have been struck 2 Further specimens come from noted collections but were not examined in hand 3 Important coins from two major


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 145

    4/1/2011

    April 2011 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 3681 Updates to John Kleeberg s 1998 COAC Study of Counterfeit Tv o Reales by John P Lorenzo Midland Park NJ Introduction There has been much interest in the two reales counterfeit family since 1998 when the coins were discussed in separate presentations by John Kleeberg and the author at a Coinage of the Americas Conference dedicated to circulating counterfeits of the Americas 1 The purpose of the present paper is to illustrate and describe all struck two reales counterfeits currently known that were not plated by Kleeberg Cast coins are omitted here The catalogue includes pieces confirmed through physical observation to have been struck 2 Further specimens come from noted collections but were not examined in hand 3 Important coins from two major


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 135

    12/1/2007

    n periods can be a fertile ground for some extraordinarily bizarre numismatic theories Mike would quickly summarize these theories and then give a gentle bemused laugh That gentle bemused laugh spoke louder than any lengthy screed denouncing the theories Mike did not like public speaking but I drafted him into giving a presentation at the November 1998 Coinage of the Americas Conference on circulating counterfeits of the Americas Numis matists tend to focus on unique pieces on small distinctions on unusual varieties They tend to be very good at the zoom in function but lack a zoom out function that can give the big picture The key to doing a public presentation is to use the zoom out function one will never be able to discuss every variety in twenty minutes or half an hour so one has to use


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 146

    8/1/2011

    sletter n 1984 both having clearly identifiable 1781 Mexican 1 real undertypes Trudgen 1984 pp 896 899 We can now report a third example of this variety struck with the same dies as the other two known pieces but with a 1746 1 rea undertype Fig 4 We have classified this previously uncatalogued variety as the Salmon 16 X Pine Tree shilling It is intriguing that these 16 X overstruck circulating counterfeits are so strongly reminiscent of the 13 X 14 X and 15 X Pine Tree shilling circulating counterfeits They certainly have quite strong stylistic similarity particularly in their very broad and rapidly tapering trunks and their broadly curved primary branches with widely based triangular secondary branches The shared nature of these design elements and the similarities in lettering strongly imply


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 135

    12/1/2007

    n periods can be a fertile ground for some extraordinarily bizarre numismatic theories Mike would quickly summarize these theories and then give a gentle bemused laugh That gentle bemused laugh spoke louder than any lengthy screed denouncing the theories Mike did not like public speaking but I drafted him into giving a presentation at the November 1998 Coinage of the Americas Conference on circulating counterfeits of the Americas Numis matists tend to focus on unique pieces on small distinctions on unusual varieties They tend to be very good at the zoom in function but lack a zoom out function that can give the big picture The key to doing a public presentation is to use the zoom out function one will never be able to discuss every variety in twenty minutes or half an hour so one has to use


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 146

    8/1/2011

    sletter n 1984 both having clearly identifiable 1781 Mexican 1 real undertypes Trudgen 1984 pp 896 899 We can now report a third example of this variety struck with the same dies as the other two known pieces but with a 1746 1 rea undertype Fig 4 We have classified this previously uncatalogued variety as the Salmon 16 X Pine Tree shilling It is intriguing that these 16 X overstruck circulating counterfeits are so strongly reminiscent of the 13 X 14 X and 15 X Pine Tree shilling circulating counterfeits They certainly have quite strong stylistic similarity particularly in their very broad and rapidly tapering trunks and their broadly curved primary branches with widely based triangular secondary branches The shared nature of these design elements and the similarities in lettering strongly imply


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    The February 2014 Americana Auction



    Session One Starts 10 00 AM ET Wednesday February 5 2014 310 Lot of 12 West Indian Struck and Countermarked Types Including Popular Billon and Copper Coins Related to Cayenne and Tobago Several examples are apparent base metal circulating counterfeits Also included is an Edict of 1640 sol marked with a fleur de lis and a small M for Monserrat a 1767 sou with an AD counterstamp attributed as Martinique pedigreed to the collection of former Smithsonian curator Mendel Peterson two British halfpence with a crowned F counterstamp modern fantasies and a black dog marked H for Arthur Hodge on Tortola Also included in this lot are 2 1796 C


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    The November 2013 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    ion of Latin American Circulating Counterfeit Coinage Part II The first portions of Mike s Latin American counterfeit collections were offered in Stack s June 2009 auction which featured his gold coins of the Spanish dominions and their two reales counterparts Why contemporary counterfeits Because to quote our introduction to that first auction Mike Ringo was attracted to all of the many circulating counterfeits but mostly those that would have inhabited American pockets when the spending medium was a motley varied stew ofU S and foreign authentic and false In this auction we round out the Latin American denominations by offering all of Mike s 8 reales contemporary counterfeits both struck and cast as well as all of his Vi 1 and 4 reales contemporary circulating counterfeits Also offered are d


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    EALES The collection that follows represents years of anient seeking by one dedicated and knowledgeable numismatist follow ing the 1998 effort by John Kleeberg entitled Counterfeit 2 Reales of the Bust Type Charles III Charles IV Ferdinand I II 1 r 1 182 1 A Surrey and Die Study that was published in the American Numismatic Society s Coinage of the Americas Conference proceedings on circulating counterfeits While circulating counterfeit halfpence hare seen abundant study the circulating counterfeits of Latin American coins many or most of which were made in America or v aw actire circulation here is still in its infancy Kleeberg s study is the best statement yet on the American relevance of the circulating counterfeit two reales that follow and those interested should read the study for its e


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 135

    12/1/2007

    n periods can be a fertile ground for some extraordinarily bizarre numismatic theories Mike would quickly summarize these theories and then give a gentle bemused laugh That gentle bemused laugh spoke louder than any lengthy screed denouncing the theories Mike did not like public speaking but I drafted him into giving a presentation at the November 1998 Coinage of the Americas Conference on circulating counterfeits of the Americas Numis matists tend to focus on unique pieces on small distinctions on unusual varieties They tend to be very good at the zoom in function but lack a zoom out function that can give the big picture The key to doing a public presentation is to use the zoom out function one will never be able to discuss every variety in twenty minutes or half an hour so one has to use


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 146

    8/1/2011

    sletter n 1984 both having clearly identifiable 1781 Mexican 1 real undertypes Trudgen 1984 pp 896 899 We can now report a third example of this variety struck with the same dies as the other two known pieces but with a 1746 1 rea undertype Fig 4 We have classified this previously uncatalogued variety as the Salmon 16 X Pine Tree shilling It is intriguing that these 16 X overstruck circulating counterfeits are so strongly reminiscent of the 13 X 14 X and 15 X Pine Tree shilling circulating counterfeits They certainly have quite strong stylistic similarity particularly in their very broad and rapidly tapering trunks and their broadly curved primary branches with widely based triangular secondary branches The shared nature of these design elements and the similarities in lettering strongly imply


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    The Schaumburg Sale



    both sides Good sharpness and reasonably good eye appeal remain A vertical scratch is present behind the obverse bust some trivial hairline scratches at central reverse and between the rays near U of UNITED Quite nice in hand despite its flaws SELECTIONS FROM THE MICHAEL K RINGO COLLECTION OF LATIN AMERICAN CIRCULATING COUNTERFEIT COINAGE PART I Mike Ringo was attracted to all of the many circulating counterfeits but mostly those that would have inhabited American pockets when the spend ing medium was a motley varied stew of U S and foreign authentic and false In this sale we offer the primary counterfeit collections Mike built of two workhorse genres the gold coins of the Spanish dominions and their two reales counterparts Specimens of the former have been little studied by American collectors


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    The February 2014 Americana Auction



    Session One Starts 10 00 AM ET Wednesday February 5 2014 310 Lot of 12 West Indian Struck and Countermarked Types Including Popular Billon and Copper Coins Related to Cayenne and Tobago Several examples are apparent base metal circulating counterfeits Also included is an Edict of 1640 sol marked with a fleur de lis and a small M for Monserrat a 1767 sou with an AD counterstamp attributed as Martinique pedigreed to the collection of former Smithsonian curator Mendel Peterson two British halfpence with a crowned F counterstamp modern fantasies and a black dog marked H for Arthur Hodge on Tortola Also included in this lot are 2 1796 C


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    The November 2013 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    ion of Latin American Circulating Counterfeit Coinage Part II The first portions of Mike s Latin American counterfeit collections were offered in Stack s June 2009 auction which featured his gold coins of the Spanish dominions and their two reales counterparts Why contemporary counterfeits Because to quote our introduction to that first auction Mike Ringo was attracted to all of the many circulating counterfeits but mostly those that would have inhabited American pockets when the spending medium was a motley varied stew ofU S and foreign authentic and false In this auction we round out the Latin American denominations by offering all of Mike s 8 reales contemporary counterfeits both struck and cast as well as all of his Vi 1 and 4 reales contemporary circulating counterfeits Also offered are d


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    Ancient and Modern Coins of the World and the United States, Medals, Tokens, Orders and Decorations

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    EALES The collection that follows represents years of anient seeking by one dedicated and knowledgeable numismatist follow ing the 1998 effort by John Kleeberg entitled Counterfeit 2 Reales of the Bust Type Charles III Charles IV Ferdinand I II 1 r 1 182 1 A Surrey and Die Study that was published in the American Numismatic Society s Coinage of the Americas Conference proceedings on circulating counterfeits While circulating counterfeit halfpence hare seen abundant study the circulating counterfeits of Latin American coins many or most of which were made in America or v aw actire circulation here is still in its infancy Kleeberg s study is the best statement yet on the American relevance of the circulating counterfeit two reales that follow and those interested should read the study for its e


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    American Numismatic Society Magazine: 2011, Issue 2

    6/1/2011 Numismatics Periodicals

    struck in each metal disposition of dies and other detail Springfied Mass Numismatic Printing and Binding Company Kerrigan Evans E 1971 American war medals and decorations New York Viking Press Revised and expanded from 1964 ed Kleeberg John M 2000 Counterfeit 2 reales of the bust type Charles III Charles IV Ferdinand VII 1771 1821 a survey and a die study pp 137 191 In circulating counterfeits of the Americas Coinage of the Americas Conference Proceeding no 14 1998 John M Kleeberg ed New York American Numismatic Society KM Krause Chester A and Clifford Mishler 2002 Standard cata log world coins 18th century edition 3rd ed Colin R Bruce II sr ed Iola Wis Krause Publications Lorenzo John P 2000 The counterfeit Spanish two reales Canadian Blacksmiths or N


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    The Asylum, July-December 2010

    7/1/2010

    39 00 Buv ail 3 for 56 00 postpaid COLONIAL COINAGE Mossman Coinage of the American Confederation H i 32 00 Marls Coins of New Jersoi S 1 5 00 Nelson Coins of William Wood S 10 00 Crosby Early Coins of America H 50 00 Rvdet Copper Coins of Massachusetts S 38 00 r_ _1 _c_1 tvl 1 i 1 1 m n n ri fog QQ 3500 Scott Counterfeiting in Colonial Rhode island OOP H Kleebere circulating counterfeits of the Americas H Buy all 7 for 39 00 postpaid TOKENS 30 00 20 00 tew 2nd Ed S 49 50 Doty The Token Americas OOP Other Money H Low Hard Umes Tokens The Basic Reference S HilriCr 7 Kantian So Called Dollars New 2nd Ed Adams United States Store Cards S 12 00 Fold Guide to Civil War Store Cards S 20 00 Buy all 5 for 104 00 postpaid OUhTTERFEITS ALTERED COINS juAiiv


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2000

    6/1/2000

    Summer 2000 Finally I would like to share an item of important news The Coinage of the Americas Conference COAC proceedings for 1998 entitled circulating counterfeits of the Americas is scheduled for publication by the American Numismatic Society this year Former Executive Director Les Elam will coordinate the publication of this book The publication of COAC 1998 was delayed understandably by the financial challenges facing ANS It is heartening to us all to see that the long and distinguished commitment to numismatic publication remains in place at AN


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2010

    6/1/2010

    mia Press 2003 Schilke Oscar G and Raphael E Solomon America s Foreign Coins An Illustrated Standard Catalogue with Valuations of Foreign Coins with Legal Tender Status in the United States 1793 1857 The coin and Currency Institiute Inc 1964 p 20 Kleeberg John M Counterfeit 2 reales of the Bust Type Charles III Charles IV Ferdinand VII 1771 1821 A Survey and a Die Study circulating counterfeits of the Americas Coinage of the Americas Conference New York ANS November7 1998 pp 141 149 Schilke p 42 Eckfeldt Jacob R and William E Dubois Atw Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins Counterfeit Coins and Bullion with Mint Values Edition New York 1852 Schilke p 52 Schilke p 43 Mayhugh Marc A Walter Mould Coining Proposal C4 Newsletter vol 12 no 1 Spring 2


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2011

    3/1/2011

    1792 coin with a Santiago mintmark This coin bore a fake Bank of England countermark as well as two large cancellation cuts The piece sold quickly for 600 00 The following lot a similar piece minus the cuts only realized a third as much however After the success of the first couple of lots prices quickly fell for the more common and the cast pieces As is the case with most contemporary circulating counterfeits the crudest and those with the wrong assayer and other such errors attracted the most attention In this instance a crude Guatamalan piece which was slightly double struck brought 253 00 A very crude off metal piece lot 6565 brought 230 00 In addition to its crudeness the coin was struck in an off metal and possibly on a small planchet that was hammered out to fit the dies It displayed


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    Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas (COAC Proceedings no. 14)

    /2000

    Preface circulating counterfeits of the Western Hemisphere was the subject of the fourteenth Coinage of the Americas Conference sponsored annually by the American Numismatic Society Since its inception this program has enjoyed the enthusiastic support of the Society s govern ing Council as a forum for the dissemination of emerging research in the coinage and currency of the Americas The purpose of these conferences is to fa


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    Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas (COAC Proceedings no. 14)

    /2000

    specimens of late eighteenth century base coinage of United States dollar coins made from genuine dies which would have provided us with evidence that this particular conspiracy was successful but there is at least one other example of counterfeit coinage from genuine dies which lends further credence to our theory J L Riddell melter and refiner of the New Orleans Mint believed that certain circulating counterfeits of Mexican Dollars which had been showing up in deposits of silver for coinage at the United States Mint in New Orleans were made from genuine dies Riddell remarked on June 1 6th 1845 After a careful inspection and comparison of the Durango dollars and the Guanaxuato dollars Durango Guanaxuato Mints Mexico I am induced to entertain the following opinion that at least one pair of di


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    Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas (COAC Proceedings no. 14)

    /2000

    name anyway The evidence of the paper signed by Abner Chase is convincing It shows that 1787 counterfeit brass half dollars were circulating in Maine in 1813 This fits in very nicely with my dates for the brass counterfeit 2 reales Taxay s argument Taxay 1963 153 that because these counterfeits are not listed in Riddell they are more likely to be fakes of the late nine teenth century than circulating counterfeits is not convincing We know from Davignon that there were many many circulating counter feits that Riddell missed Riddell listed 37 varieties Davignon expand ed the number to 188 The flowing hair counterfeits have many char acteristics that are more suited to counterfeits than fakes made to fool collectors they are in base metals they show severe wear they are often scratched up in an


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    Money of the Caribbean (COAC no. 15)

    /2006

    89722 260 1 1 1 Coinage of the American Confederation Period Philip L Mossman ed 1996 346 pp illus Bound in cloth 25 00 ISBN 0 89722 263 6 12 America s Large Cent John M Kleeberg ed 1998 190 pp illus Bound in cloth 25 00 ISBN 0 89722 271 7 13 The Medal in America Volume 2 Alan M Stahl ed 1999 294 pp illus Bound in cloth 25 00 ISBN 0 89722 276 8 14 circulating counterfeits of the Americas John M Kleeberg ed 2000 277 pp illus Bound in cloth 25 00 ISBN 0 89722 279 2


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    Studies on Money in Early America

    1/1/1976 ANS

    n described in Noe s original works All other decimal numbers denote later states than those described We realize that errors and omissions will be found in this effort and welcome correspondence on the subject for inclusion in a later work that will include the NE and Willow Tree issues as well as the Oak Tree Twopence variations In this later work we also intend to include the contemporary circulating counterfeits of all series I wish to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance in the preparation of this paper by supplying coins photos descriptions etc American Numismatic Society Walter Breen John J Ford Jr Lester Merkin Eric P Newman New Netherlands Coin Co Inc Charles Wormser Mrs R H Norweb Stacks Robert Vlack Alan Weinberg Digitized by v Google 75 Orig


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 108

    8/1/1998

    ication of The Coppers Coins of Vermont For those of you who have not heard it was recently published by C4 and requests may be addressed to John Lorenzo 54 Aqueduct Avenue Midland Park NJ 07432 1506 May I remind you of two numismatic events scheduled for this fall First the Coinage of the Americas Conference COAC will be held on Saturday November 7 1 998 at the ANS on the subject of circulating counterfeits For more information please contact John M Kleeberg at the ANS Broadway at 155th St New York NY 10032 7598 This is to be followed by the C4 Annual Convention at the Radisson in Boston November 20 22 1 998 in conjunction with the Bay State Coin Show Details are available from Dennis Wierzba 21 Brook Hollow Lane New Providence NJ 07974 The Editor


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 135

    12/1/2007

    December 2007 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 3203 England and sold the Maris piece to Mike Ringo Mike showed the piece to me when he came to install his exhibit for the Coinage of the Americas Conference on circulating counterfeits of the Americas As we were installing the exhibit Tony Terranova arrived to install his exhibit as well I called out Hey Tony look at this and handed him the 1818 endless wreath counterfeit cent Tony looked it over and said to Mike gruffly If you ever want to sell this think of me Afew years later the cent did change hands and became the Maris Ringo Terranova example A coin that


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 136

    4/1/2008

    in this 1787 item heips date the token and further supports Mike s conciusions 12 This weight corresponded to the Federai resoiution adopted Juiy 6 1785 13 The Boston Gazette and the County Journal Aprii 24 1786 issue 1659 p 3 The fuii originai notice is reproduced in Phiiip L Mossman and Charies W Smith Counterfeit Copper Coins in Pre Federai America in John M Kieeberg editor circulating counterfeits of the Americas Coinage of the Americas Conference November 7 1998 p 31


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 142

    4/1/2010

    re are also differences principally that the Brasher eoins were struck and not cast that the Brasher pieee shows the maker s name completely spelled out and that Brasher went on to produce the other more famous New York style doubloon issues As evinced by the present deseription we feel that the present pieee is of great interest to collectors of early American issues and those who eolleet circulating counterfeits made for the West Indian market It is previously unpublished and was included among the Peruvian issues in the Eliasberg collection until identification by our numismatic staff Were it simply a Lima 8 escudos marked or regulated by Barry it would be a highly significant piece but as it was signed twice by Barry in the manner of other well known silver pieces produeed by his smithy we feel a


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 146

    8/1/2011

    where the New England coinage had long passed freely in com merce The weight of the 13 X and related counterfeit varieties was essentially equivalent to the Spanish American 1 rea pieces used in both cities and the counterfeits might have been intended to circulate at a value of 1 rea in one or both of those locations A Circulating Counterfeit Overstrike of Similar Design Other examples of circulating counterfeits of Massachusetts silver coins in this weight range are known including extremely rare pieces noted to be directly overstruck on genuine 1 rea piec es Two such coins were discovered by Robert Vlack when he catalogued the Stearns Sale al


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 146

    8/1/2011

    e Tree shilling varieties Newman reported a 1784 New York newspaper story describing the arrest of a man named Queen from Sturbridge Massachusetts for possessing utensils for counterfeiting New England shilling pieces as well as reportedly base metal counterfeits of Spanish American 8 reales pieces dated 1782 Newman 1998 pp 267 270 Further research is needed to trace the origin of the circulating counterfeits of the Massachu setts silver coinage Perhaps then the relationship between the 13 X 14 X and 15 X trio of cir culating counterfeits and the late eighteenth century overstrikes designated 16 X so similar in design can be fully established In the interim the evidence from the coins themselves speaks strongly if not compellingly for a close relationship and common origin for these varie


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 134

    8/1/2007

    terlock Chart The Colonial Newsletter pp 2797 2806 April 2005 7 Kleeberg J AE 1 5 The Mendes Cohen Hoard of Virginia Halfpence with answers from Mike Hodder Gary Trudgen and JimSpilman The Colonial Newsletter Issue 101 January 1996 Vol 36 No 1 pp 1609 10 8 Mossman P Smith C Imported and Domestic Counterfeit Copper Coins in Pre Federal America in Kleeberg J ed circulating counterfeits of the Americas Coinage of the Americas Conference presented at the American Numismatic Society on November 7 1 998 New York Proceedings 14 2000 pp 1 38 9 Peck C English Copper Tin and Bronze Coins in the British Museum 1558 1958 Second Edition The Trustees of the British Museum London 1964 p 214 10 Newman E American Circulation of English and Bungtown Halfpence Chapte


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    Penny-Wise, Vol. 32, No. 3(186)

    5/15/1998

    e Groves Forum in US Numismatics May 16th The Eastern Mediterranean Discussion Group June 16th Aug 14th ANS Seminar Program July 18th Member Appreciation Day Sept 12th 3rd Annual San Francisco Ancient Numismatic Society ANS Join Conference at Berkley Sept 26th Harry W Fowler Memorial Lectures Oct 24th Curator s Reports Nov 7th Coinage of the Americans Conference This year s topic circulating counterfeits of the America 8 speakers Nov 14th 4th Annual Arab Byzantine Forum Dec 4th 16th Major Exhibit at NY International There will be three issues of the Colonial Newsletter in 1998 ANS will be at the NY International and Portland ANA Last year ANS displayed the 1804 Dollar and the Brasher Dubloon Another surprise is planned for you this year That is only a small beginning of where we are


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    The Asylum, July-December 2010

    7/1/2010

    39 00 Buv ail 3 for 56 00 postpaid COLONIAL COINAGE Mossman Coinage of the American Confederation H i 32 00 Marls Coins of New Jersoi S 1 5 00 Nelson Coins of William Wood S 10 00 Crosby Early Coins of America H 50 00 Rvdet Copper Coins of Massachusetts S 38 00 r_ _1 _c_1 tvl 1 i 1 1 m n n ri fog QQ 3500 Scott Counterfeiting in Colonial Rhode island OOP H Kleebere circulating counterfeits of the Americas H Buy all 7 for 39 00 postpaid TOKENS 30 00 20 00 tew 2nd Ed S 49 50 Doty The Token Americas OOP Other Money H Low Hard Umes Tokens The Basic Reference S HilriCr 7 Kantian So Called Dollars New 2nd Ed Adams United States Store Cards S 12 00 Fold Guide to Civil War Store Cards S 20 00 Buy all 5 for 104 00 postpaid OUhTTERFEITS ALTERED COINS juAiiv


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2000

    6/1/2000

    Summer 2000 Finally I would like to share an item of important news The Coinage of the Americas Conference COAC proceedings for 1998 entitled circulating counterfeits of the Americas is scheduled for publication by the American Numismatic Society this year Former Executive Director Les Elam will coordinate the publication of this book The publication of COAC 1998 was delayed understandably by the financial challenges facing ANS It is heartening to us all to see that the long and distinguished commitment to numismatic publication remains in place at AN


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    The C4 Newsletter, Summer 2010

    6/1/2010

    mia Press 2003 Schilke Oscar G and Raphael E Solomon America s Foreign Coins An Illustrated Standard Catalogue with Valuations of Foreign Coins with Legal Tender Status in the United States 1793 1857 The coin and Currency Institiute Inc 1964 p 20 Kleeberg John M Counterfeit 2 reales of the Bust Type Charles III Charles IV Ferdinand VII 1771 1821 A Survey and a Die Study circulating counterfeits of the Americas Coinage of the Americas Conference New York ANS November7 1998 pp 141 149 Schilke p 42 Eckfeldt Jacob R and William E Dubois Atw Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins Counterfeit Coins and Bullion with Mint Values Edition New York 1852 Schilke p 52 Schilke p 43 Mayhugh Marc A Walter Mould Coining Proposal C4 Newsletter vol 12 no 1 Spring 2


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    The C4 Newsletter, Spring 2011

    3/1/2011

    1792 coin with a Santiago mintmark This coin bore a fake Bank of England countermark as well as two large cancellation cuts The piece sold quickly for 600 00 The following lot a similar piece minus the cuts only realized a third as much however After the success of the first couple of lots prices quickly fell for the more common and the cast pieces As is the case with most contemporary circulating counterfeits the crudest and those with the wrong assayer and other such errors attracted the most attention In this instance a crude Guatamalan piece which was slightly double struck brought 253 00 A very crude off metal piece lot 6565 brought 230 00 In addition to its crudeness the coin was struck in an off metal and possibly on a small planchet that was hammered out to fit the dies It displayed


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    Studies on Money in Early America

    1/1/1976 ANS

    n described in Noe s original works All other decimal numbers denote later states than those described We realize that errors and omissions will be found in this effort and welcome correspondence on the subject for inclusion in a later work that will include the NE and Willow Tree issues as well as the Oak Tree Twopence variations In this later work we also intend to include the contemporary circulating counterfeits of all series I wish to thank the following people and organizations for their assistance in the preparation of this paper by supplying coins photos descriptions etc American Numismatic Society Walter Breen John J Ford Jr Lester Merkin Eric P Newman New Netherlands Coin Co Inc Charles Wormser Mrs R H Norweb Stacks Robert Vlack Alan Weinberg Digitized by v Google 75 Orig


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    Canada's Money: Coinage of the Americas Conference No. 8

    /1994 Canadian

    ing copper had to go somewhere and it did into hoards The Aaron White hoard is another famous example The importance of Canadian numismatics for the collector interested in the United States in the early nineteenth century is very great Counterfeiters did not suddenly disappear once the United States Mint began business Yet we have to explain why there are so comparatively few contemporary circulating counterfeits of large cents One answer of course is that some of the so called non collectible large cents may well be contemporary counterfeits one highly educated dealer James G Macallister thought the strawberry leaf cents were contemporary counterfeits and he probably was right But counterfeiters in the early nineteenth century had an easier option than counterfeiting large cents They could i


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    Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas (COAC Proceedings no. 14)

    /2000

    Preface circulating counterfeits of the Western Hemisphere was the subject of the fourteenth Coinage of the Americas Conference sponsored annually by the American Numismatic Society Since its inception this program has enjoyed the enthusiastic support of the Society s govern ing Council as a forum for the dissemination of emerging research in the coinage and currency of the Americas The purpose of these conferences is to fa


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    Circulating Counterfeits of the Americas (COAC Proceedings no. 14)

    /2000

    specimens of late eighteenth century base coinage of United States dollar coins made from genuine dies which would have provided us with evidence that this particular conspiracy was successful but there is at least one other example of counterfeit coinage from genuine dies which lends further credence to our theory J L Riddell melter and refiner of the New Orleans Mint believed that certain circulating counterfeits of Mexican Dollars which had been showing up in deposits of silver for coinage at the United States Mint in New Orleans were made from genuine dies Riddell remarked on June 1 6th 1845 After a careful inspection and comparison of the Durango dollars and the Guanaxuato dollars Durango Guanaxuato Mints Mexico I am induced to entertain the following opinion that at least one pair of di


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