Counterfeiting coins isn't easy-it's an art form! Diameter, thickness, magnetism, weight, design, even the precise mix of alloys-every element of the coin must be perfectly replicated. That means taking on the craftsmanship that the U.S. Mint took yearsto develop, including anti-counterfeiting marks like hidden grooves and uniquely serrated edges. Most wannabe counterfeiters quickly realize they're no match for the U.S. Mint-and often satisfy themselves with crude tokens that might stretch their winnings by a buck or two. But not Louis Colavecchio... not by a long shot!