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Fake Indian Head & Large Cents

Counterfeit Indian Head Pennies and Large Cents made by a major Chinese fake coin operation.

Photo courtesy of Jinghua Shei.
This container is full of Chinese-made fake Indian Head Cents and fake U.S. Large Cents. The dates on the fake Large Cents include 1854 and 1857. Fake Indian Head Cents I have seen in their photos include 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1877, 1908-S, and 1909-S. I've also seen photos of fake 1856 Flying Eagle Cents. As you can see, this ring seems to prefer making counterfeits of key coins and the other more valuable dates, sometimes to the point of absurdity, as in their fake 1913 Liberty Nickels. Don't be fooled, though. I've also seen plenty of more common dates. When it only costs you 2 - 4 cents per coin to make them, even selling them for a "paltry" $15 or $20 each is an excellent profit. And anyway, these guys claim they don't sell singles. They're self-proclaimed "replica wholesalers" and it's not their fault if other people misrepresent their merchandise. They claim they're merely filling a demand in the marketplace.
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