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FAKE-Stella

‘Bogus Stella’ Case Investigated

Obverse and reverse of the counterfeit 1879 Coiled Hair $4 Stella that is jointly being investigated by the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation and federal and local California law enforcement agencies. (Images courtesy Ryan Moretti.)
Acting on a tip from the Anti-Counterfeiting Educational Foundation (ACEF), federal and local California law enforcement agents are now investigating the attempted sale of $400,000 of counterfeit coins including a fake example of the historic 1879 Coiled Hair gold $4 “Stella” that brought $300,000 at auction last year, the agency announced in a July 14 statement

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