2013 American Silver Eagle 1 Ounce Coin


Notable Differences

  1. The dress detail is lacking on the counterfeit, along with detail on the flag and branches. 
  2. The date is smaller on the counterfeit.
  3. The stripes on the shield are too narrow and too numerous on the counterfeit.  The eagle feathers also lack detail.  The orientation of the reverse may be incorrect (i.e. the coin is rotated around the vertical axis rather than the horizontal axis).


Discussion & Detection

The matte finish on this counterfeit is an improvement over the proof-like fields on earlier fakes, but it is too bright and monotone.  Combined with the poorly replicated details, this counterfeit should stand out to anybody who has handled enough genuine Silver Eagles.

Additional Info

  • Brand: United States Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2013
  • Denomination: $1
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.24
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 31.19
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 40.56
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 39.91
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 2.89
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.19
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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