Can anybody tell me if a lot of counterfeits exist of the Hong Kong 1866 1
dollar coin? If so, how can you distinguish the difference from a real one?
Or can anyone tell me more about where these counterfeits come from?
Peter Paul de Jong
I must say that I have never come across a counterfeit of this
particular coin. That is not to say they don't exist, just that if they
do, they are not common (at least ...not yet!). The HK dollar is getting
into the `specialist' field, and although it is not particularly
difficult to get hold of one, people actively seeking them are likely to
be able to determine whether or not they are the real McCoy. It is not
a coin Ii would think that a counterfeiter is going to profit by
manufacturing. There are far better coins to dabble with.
Do you think that you might have a counterfeit? If so what is it about
the coin that makes you doubt its authenticity? Something grab you as
being `not quite right'? It's feel? appearance? density?
If you have such a coin / counterfeit, I would really appreciate seeing
a good quality scan of it.
IMHO it is only collectors of world crowns that are likely to come
across a real one of these. People who know what they are looking for
and are on the lookout for them. They generally don't stay on the market
for very long when they do appear....unless they are unreasonably priced.
There will always be a problem with people who are out of their relative
collector depth / knowledge being presented with a `once in a lifetime
opportunity' such as a fake presented as being genuine and at `a price
you can't (but should) refuse'.
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