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1862 confederate penny is it fake or real

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  • James -- As far as I know, all Confederate one cent coins are dated 1861. Of those, the Red Book says only 13 to 16 were minted. Your coin is counterfeit because (1) the date is wrong, and (2) the top of Liberty's cap is wrong.

    For point (2), see the side-by-side images on this page:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=3936

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