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The time, effort and expense of counterfeiting one dollar coins just doesn’t make sense. It’s easy to at least understand a criminal’s motivation in counterfeiting rare and valuable coins. But the incentive to forge a daily and common circulating coin? It defies logic. Yet, that’s exactly what happened with a New Zealand dollar coin. And […]

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The verdict isn’t in on whether counterfeit coins were used earlier this month at a local McDonald’s restaurant in Macomb, Illinois. The boy who used them was given the four Presidential $1 Coins as a gift from his grandparents. They were special proof versions, which are made for collectors, and have a current value of […]

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Two days ago the Peoria Journal Star reported a police investigation alleging the use of counterfeit Presidential $1 Coins at a local McDonald’s restaurant in Macomb, Illinois. The coins were colored and had the faces of U.S. Presidents George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Each were apparently shiny and because they included […]

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