Counterfeit Detection: Altered 1856 Flying Eagle Cent
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On 9/17/2019 at 10:34 AM, Sarah said:

Date alterations are the most common type of counterfeit seen on 1856 Flying Eagle cents. read more

 

There is a typo in this article.

Quote " The most commonly seen counterfeit 1856 Flying Eagle Cents are actually altered date 1856 Flying Eagle Cents. "

The legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is also referred to as a "motto."

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Some of these were free so I expect the unexpected one I think is silver it's the pretty third one. Are any of these altered because obviously their were no silver ones for real but it does weight 3.75 grams so I think it's silver. All in fun I don't want to lose regardless of authenticity.

 

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On 9/24/2019 at 1:11 PM, Just Bob said:

There is a typo in this article.

Quote " The most commonly seen counterfeit 1856 Flying Eagle Cents are actually altered date 1856 Flying Eagle Cents. "

The legend "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" is also referred to as a "motto."

True indeed.

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