This photo originally ran in the Chicago Tribune and shows a counterfeit nickel plant in the early 20th century.
January 25, 1911: Edward Sinclair was jailed in Springfield and charged with counterfeiting nickels.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.