COUNTERFEIT QUIZ ANSWER
Last week we published a coin quiz taken from Bowers and
Merena's Coin Collector Issue 98, November 21, 2000:
"Francis Leroy Henning of New Jersey chose what
denomination to counterfeit in large quantities during the
Ray Williams and Michael Schmidt came through with
correct replies. Michael writes: "Why, Jefferson Nickels,
of course. He was most famous for his 1944 dated pieces
that lacked a mintmark above the dome of Monticello on
the reverse, but he also produced several other dates as well.
When the first of the non-mintmarked 1944's were examined
by the US Mint they were declared genuine!"
One web page discussing Henning's nickels is on the PNG
web site: http://www.pngdealers.com/coin/coin-0601.htm
Wayne Homren, Editor
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