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Mexican 1732 Pilar dollar. Fake?

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 Posted 02/18/2012  3:05 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add mikelley to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Bought this in Madrid years ago and always thought it was fake.Any experts that can tell me if so?
Weight is 26.7 grams and diameter is 39 mm
Thanks, Mike

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02/18/2012 3:06 pm
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 Posted 02/18/2012  4:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cajunlady0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I know nothing about this coin, but just popped in here to say how "pretty" I thought it was. Very nice coin.

By the way, WELCOME to the forum. You will learn a lot here.

Some experts will be here shortly to help you with this one. See you around.

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 Posted 02/18/2012  4:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add svslav to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, mikelley, and welcome!

I'm pretty sure the people who specialize in these coins could point out quite a few wrong details on your "coin".
But even one should be enough to prove that it is not genuine.
Below I provide a part of a pic of a real 1732 coin, and look at the detail of the crown that I circled. Now look at your coin ...

I believe you have a "tourist copy" of the pillar dollar.
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 Posted 02/18/2012  5:08 pm  Show Profile Check Libertad's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add Libertad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The edges are so important, especially with these types of coins.
Selling paper money:
Want to Buy or Trade: Nuevos Pesos Méxicanos (UNC): P95, P96, P97, P98, P99, P105a and P105b.
Nickel, not Nickle :)
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 Posted 02/20/2012  08:43 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mikelley to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the welcome to the forum. I have been collecting Spanish coins, primarily macuquinas for many years and know there are lots of fakes around. Suspect you are right in your assessment. I only paid $20 for this coin so always knew it was a copy but wanted some backup. Thanks, Mike
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