Unauthorized replicas of Daniel Carr coins and other items incorrectly attributed to Daniel Carr.

 

Genuine Daniel Carr (Moonlight Mint) item

Unauthorized Copy and/or
NOT produced by Daniel Carr (Moonlight Mint)

 

“1964-D” and “1965” Peace Fantasy.

Beginning around 2012, numerous Chinese-made pieces started appearing for sale on the internet. Some of them were deceptively advertised as “Daniel Carr” pieces, even though they were not. The Chinese replicas are not silver; they are not struck over genuine Peace Dollars; are of rather poor quality; they lack detail (especially in the centers); and the “64” and “65” is crudely shaped. My (Daniel Carr) “1964-D” Peace fantasies were produced in 2010 and they were over-struck on genuine Peace Silver Dollars of 1922-1935 vintage. My “1965” pieces were produced in a similar manner in 2014.


Note shape of “64”, four rays below “ONE”.
Matte, satin, and proof-like finishes exist.


Crudely-shaped “64”, lack of hair and feather details.


Note shape of “65”, size and placement of “D” mint mark.


Short squashed “5”, feather detail lacking, no “D” mint mark.


Exaggerated feather details, overly-large “D” mint mark.

 

“1910-D” Indian Head Fantasy.


Note lettering style, short “D” mint mark.
Satin and proof-like finishes exist.

Wavy serifs on all letters, thin “ONE CENT” lettering, tall “D” mint mark.

 

“1945” Roosevelt Fantasy.


No “P” mint mark, no serif on “1”, Large head style.

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Serif on “1”. With “P” mint mark above date, small head style.

 

2007-2015 Amero Concept Coins.

In March 2009 sellers in Canada began offering on eBay several Amero coins that are copyright infringements (copies of my original design). The sellers used my picture of one of my original (genuine) coins for a few of their auctions. Some of the fakes use my 2007 obverse and reverse. Others use my 2007 reverse paired with a buffalo on the other side, and are dated 2010 or 2012. Some show a Pyramid substituted for the Eagle. And yet another fake is a copy of my 2008 obverse and reverse, but with a 2012 date. The fakes appear in various metals, including copper, silver-plated, and gold-plated.





























 

2009 Astronaut $2 Concept coins.

In early 2009, a seller in Hong Kong sold the coins shown below on eBay. These are unauthorized copies of coins that I originally minted several years prior to 2009 (but with a "2009" date). The Chinese counterfeits have obvious similarities and differences. The most notable difference being the poorly-defined details, especially the "Mr. Bill" representation of the Astronaut's face. Note that the copies have the designers initials ("DC") on both sides and the "D" mint mark on the obverse - just like the genuine article. The counterfeits are reportedly larger than the originals - 35mm in diameter rather than 30mm. The fakes appear to have a white metal center (probably nickel). There are two different types of forgeries - one with a brass-colored outer ring and one with a copper-colored outer ring. The type I produced was 30mm in diameter with a 999 silver center (1/4 troy oz) and a brass outer ring (with satin and proof-like finishes). In 2008 I sold out of my mintage of these and have not offered any for sale since then.



30mm, 999 silver center (1/4 troy oz.), 13.6 grams total weight.
Satin and proof-like finishes.



35mm, white metal center (nickel ?), brass or copper outer ring.
Note cartoonish “Mr. Bill” face on Astronaut’s visor.

 


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