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 on the surface of the item. 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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