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The Omega Man Counterfeiter


dicker

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Some people do collect them and there appears to be a premium over melt from what I have read.  
 

I suspect the best ones to have are the ones that slipped through the grading net and are counterfeit and slabbed….

Not my circus, not my monkeys

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On 20/07/2021 at 05:20, dicker said:

Hi All,

Just for those people who collect US Gold coins, I stumbled across the following. The Omega Man (but could have been a woman).

  • He / She created very high quality counterfeits of specific US Coins - notable the high relief $3 coin (1907) and $10 coins (1910, 1913 and 1926).  There seems to be conjecture on other forums around whether the coins were moulded or struck - some of the examples look to be struck from what I can see.
  • These coins appear to have it the market in the 1970's
  • The coins are identifiable in a number of ways (seemingly) but notably because the counterfeiter had something of an ego and left a tiny Ω sign on the coins he counterfeited.....or maybe a signature - see the below video which is interesting
  • The coins look to be remarkably high fidelity and it is alleged that a good number passed through grading services before being detected

I don't steal pictures so have not added to this page but examples can be found in the first link.

Best

Dicker

https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/3033/Counterfeit-1882-three-dollar/

 

Thanks for posting, very interesting and informative video by Spegtacular. 

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