Contemporary counterfeit Capped Bust half dollar census continues to grow

Specialist collectors website illustrates latest discoveries
By , Coin World
Published : 05/06/14
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The census of struck and cast contemporary counterfeit Capped Bust half dollars continues to grow.

The April issue of the John Reich Journal, the official publication of the John Reich Collectors Society, illustrates several new finds reported to the Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Collectors Club and posted on the group's website.

The census has been expanding at a faster pace since the 2010 publication of the second edition of author Keith Davignon's Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Dollars.

The counterfeits posted on the CCCBHCC website are attributed by Davignon number, according to the author's attribution system.

Discoveries of completely new varieties are also attributed according to the same system.

Some of the counterfeits mimic examples of genuine Capped Bust half dollars. In some cases, the counterfeits are rarer than the genuine coins.

Visit the CCCBHCC website, or the JRCS website, for more information.

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