Numismatic Dictionary

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copy
Any reproduction of a numismatic item. See also Hobby Protection Act.

counterfeit
A copy of a numismatic item made fraudulently either for entry into circulation or for sale to collectors. See also Hobby Protection Act.

forgery
A copy of a numismatic item made fraudulently either for entry into circulation or for sale to collectors. See also counterfeit.

Hobby Protection Act
United States law (Pub. L. 93-167, 87 Stat. 686,15 U.S.C. 2101 et seq.) that requires a copy or replica of any numismatic item sold in the U.S. to be marked with the word COPY in capital letters and in English. See also copy.

replica
A copy or reproduction.

ring test
A test that may determine whether a coin was struck or is an electrotype or cast copy. The coin is balanced on a finger and gently tapped with a metal object.

struck copy
A replica of a particular coin made from dies, possibly but not necessarily meant to deceive.

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