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Rare Counterstamped 1792 8 Reales Counterfeit Found

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 Posted 01/26/2012  1:14 pm Show Profile Check ilikeikes's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add ilikeikes to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I just got this in hand from the UK...I sent pics to Contemporary Counterfeit expert John Lorenzo, of New Jersey, and he gave me the good news...he said:
"Superb. Its listed in our new book. Give it this variety number:GNL#1792-O:Aa/R:MoFM-001......Only one other known example with an octagonal counterstamp and this example is in the Gord Nicholsof Canada Collection. His piece is debased silver over copper core and yours is a brass alloy composition.
Weight is 24.76 grams.

Note the filled-in period and no small o above M for Mexico City "
A wonderful example and a real keeper!
CG







My PCGS 5 Oz. ATB SP Registry Set:
http://www.pcgs.com/SetRegistry/pub...spx?s=121760
Redwood Empire Coin Club#788

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 Posted 01/27/2012  2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wquinn to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very impressive coin with a really cool counterstamp.

Is it an expensive coin?
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