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US Kellogg 20 Dollar Replica (Counterfeit)  1854
US Kellogg 20 Dollar Replica (Counterfeit) 1854

Sometimes these replica coins are plated with gold, which makes them look quite spiffy. But, alas, they are still fakes (replica, reproduction, and copy are polite words) and worth about zero.

Genuine coins are absolutely beautiful and worth a ton of money. You can see our page on Kellogg and Company gold pieces at this link.

Side-by-side comparisons of real and fake coins are often useful. The image below shows small deviations between the patterns, although the deviations are quite pronounced upon close inspection. Sometimes counterfeit coins are so accurate and precise only a professional authenticator armed with microscopes and other sophisticated devices can tell the difference. In the United States it is illegal to own counterfeit coins unless they are stamped with the word COPY. Variations of this replica coin sometimes have COPY or a small encircled C or R.

If you are thinking about investing substantial money in rare coins, be sure to deal only with reputable sources.

Coin: 10657 , Genre: United States
Requested by: krissy, Sun, 04-Mar-2012 22:29:00 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sat, 07-Dec-2013 01:28:34 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Sat, 07-Dec-2013 01:28:34 GMT
Requester description: 1954 Twenty doller Morgan gold sanfransico on the back. Mint mark s. Says copy on the back
Tags: us usa kellogg 20 dollar replica counterfeit kellog kelogg doller dol dollars counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery fakes twenty morgan gold mint mark goldish golden goldenen deutschemark marke dutchemark markt deuchmark marks marc marck eagle shield coat arms star starburst hawk falcon coats crests insignia crest creast starrs stars burst

Comments

What you have marked as genuine is still a COPY coin. They both say Kellogg & Co on headband. - dan
This request came in back in 2012. I don't see how I could make a big mistake like that, but it certainly is possible. Do you have a reference to an image of a genuine piece? It was so long ago, I forget the details of this image. - CoinQuest (Paul)

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