A Century of Coins

Simple: The ten coins below run the gamut from the last ten decades (the 1910s through the 2000s). The trick is that five of the coins are real, and five are fake. A devout coin collector may spot the counterfeits quickly, but the rest of us might have a more difficult time. How will you do?


NOTE: Coin images not to scale.

1 of 10
1919 penny
real
fake
2 of 10
1999 dollar
real
fake
3 of 10
1984P penny
real
fake
4 of 10
1975 quarter
real
fake
5 of 10
1964 half-dollar
real
fake
6 of 10
1956 half-dollar
real
fake
7 of 10
1946 dime
real
fake
8 of 10
1936 nickel
real
fake
9 of 10
1923 quarter
real
fake
10 of 10
2004P nickel
real
fake