Images of Canadian Counterfeit Coins
For 1859 Large Cent, look at the die crack & chip between the E & I of Dei. Every fake will have this huge crack, but the specific authentic working die that produced real coins had this crack developing over the short life of the die. You will definitely find real coins with this identical D/C state. The real Obverse working die also was married to multiple Reverse dies. The fakes all use just the single Obverse working die copy with the wide crack and only one of the multiple reverses. The main giveaway for most of the 1859's (or 8's since they used the same fake die) is the weakness at the bridge of Vicky's nose, making it appear as if there is a bump there.
.50 1870 Weak N of cents
1936 Newfoundland Cent Reverse