I believe all the original pins were made in China and should have the stamp that says so on the back.
HOWEVER – the pin I am referring to above is remarkably stamped very realistically. However, there is no apostrophe in “Disney’s” and “Lanyard Pin Series” is all one word! In addition, the back and edges of the pin are too shiny.
I have the original, and the one I bought was to be a back-up for a set we are working on, so I can do the side-by-side comparison.
The front of the pin has some serious differences. First, the edges are not as curved as the original. In addition, where there is supposed to be a gold earring in Pirate Pete’s black ear, the earring and ear are bright brown.
Pete is wearing a bandanna, and in the original, the colors are muted red and yellow. In the fake, the colors are very bright yellow and red, and the shape of the bandanna is a bit different.
Also, the details on the handles of two swords on the pin are very different. the fake is much less detailed in its scrollwork on the handles.
Realize that if I did not have the original pin from the parks to compare, I might not ever have noticed. They are remarkably similar, but a good eye will catch it all.