Fake Ecuador coins listed in Krause and Schön catalogs; Graded by NGC/PCGS
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These Ecuador SUCRE coins are fantasy coins:

2009 SILVER INDEPENDENCE 200TH ANNIVERSARY (KM# 116, Schön# 115)
2010 SILVER MASSACRE OF LEADERS 200TH ANNIVERSARY (KM# 117, Schön# 116)
2011 SILVER MANUELA SAENZ (Schön# 117)
2012 SILVER MANUELA CANIZARES (Schön# 119)

None of these coins come with the required endorsements by the Central Bank of Ecuador on the certificate of authenticity:

"Beautiful coin of fantasy with great detailed design. The coin comes accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the issuing house, in that the characteristics of the piece are guaranteed. All the formalism and quality that accompany this creation can confuse the fan making him believe that if it is an official currency; it is important to reiterate that only the coins produced with the endorsement of the Central Bank of Ecuador may be considered official." - Excerpt translated from page 116 of Numismática ecuatoriana Evolución y coleccionismo de nuestra moneda by Ramiro Reyes. (emphasis added) See http://www.patrimonio.quito.gob.ec/images/libros/2013/Numismatica.pdf

This is an example of an authenticate certificate with the required endorsements and the corresponding coin:

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This is an example of a fantasy certificate with its NGC graded slab:

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These are the fantasy certificates of authenticity for the 2010 SILVER MASSACRE OF LEADERS 200TH ANNIVERSARY and the 2012 SILVER MANUELA CANIZARES:

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These are the corresponding NGC slabs for these fantasy coins:

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The book by Ramiro Reyes references the 2009 SILVER INDEPENDENCE 200TH ANNIVERSARY coin specifically.

Anomalies in world coin specifications stem from the varying contributors upon which the Krause and Schön catalogs depend.

 

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The 2009 SILVER INDEPENDENCE 200TH ANNIVERSARY coin is specifically identified as a fantasy coin in an image on page 116 of Numismática ecuatoriana Evolución y coleccionismo de nuestra moneda:

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Note that this book is not intended as a comprehensive list of exonumia, according to the author. See Libro "Numismática ecuatoriana–Evolución y coleccionismo de nuestra moneda" de Ramiro Reyes for the author's own description.

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This is the email I received from the Museo Numismatico of the Banco Central del Ecuador concerning the four fantasy bicentennial coins:

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Translation:

"These issues are not official from the Central Bank of Ecuador; they are private issues that do not have the endorsement of the institution.

Best regards,

NUMISMATIC MUSEUM"

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