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Shen-Si Province 7.2 Candareens Dragon Coin
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2023  03:43 am
Fake with no doubt. This province never struck any circulating silverdollar. The craft is poor also.
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1927 Straits Settlements King George V Silver 10 Coin Struck In Bronze?
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2023  03:35 am
Simply a fake cast to me.
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1790 Kingdom Of Naples 120 Grana - Contemporary Counterfeit?
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2023  02:15 am
Silver content is critical for this piece.
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1790 Kingdom Of Naples 120 Grana - Contemporary Counterfeit?
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Old Post Posted 02/15/2023  02:13 am
Not look like a 90%Ag coin.
Try sliding down from Neodymium, check speed.
Sound test also
Is it a thicker piece?
I would say it is more likely to be a contemporary counterfeit.
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Identification Needed, Sun Yat-Sen Coin
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2023  08:44 am
I don't think it is silver. It is extremely rare. So fake definitely
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1909 French Indo-China Piastre. Probably A Contemporary Fake Or Was It A Fraud From The Mint?
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  10:26 pm





Coin B is believed of harder nature (probably in Cu, Ni texture), the details on the strike is less clear-cut than the softer Ag-Cu official coin (A).

Anyone possess this 1909 Piastre, no matter you think what it is,you can post here for comparison.

@JPL, you could cerncern is likely to be tiny hit/digs, I think they are not "raised metal dots".
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1909 French Indo-China Piastre. Probably A Contemporary Fake Or Was It A Fraud From The Mint?
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  04:13 am
JPL, feel odd you imply coin A is fake, no words. Coin A is a well circulated specimen in my humble opinion.
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1904 Hong Kong 50 Genuineness?
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  02:03 am
Genuine!
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Restrike, Counterfeit Or Genuine 1872 Straits Settlements Queen Victoria 1
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Old Post Posted 02/13/2023  02:01 am
No problem, is real.
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1909 French Indo-China Piastre. Probably A Contemporary Fake Or Was It A Fraud From The Mint?
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Old Post Posted 02/11/2023  11:31 pm
Hi JPL, can you highlight the dots in the pictures?
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1909 French Indo-China Piastre. Probably A Contemporary Fake Or Was It A Fraud From The Mint?
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Old Post Posted 02/11/2023  10:02 pm





My data and observations:

Coin B: 27.41gr, 39.0mm(measured by caliper),coin alignment, base metal, dentiles counted 146(Obv.) 146(Rev.)

Coin A: 26.98, 39.0mm(measured by caliper), coin alignment, Ag mainly, dentiles counted 146 (Obv.) 146(Rev.)

Overlapping observations of both coins, they are perfectly matched at any positions and every details. Edges of both coins were done well and of same type.

My utmost conclusion is both coins were came from the same die. Is coin B a test coin from the original die and mint? Coin A is problem-free, it is real and original.

Here are more comparison pictures. Welcome any comments on this post.









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1 Yuan - Guangxu - Fake?
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Old Post Posted 11/03/2022  08:03 am
It looks real to me.
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Chinese Coin Expert? 1911 Dragon Dollar; Genuine Or Fake
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Old Post Posted 10/12/2022  09:40 am
Not look like a cast. If it is really silver(better S.G. or hitting sound) and the weight is 26.x (please provide a better weight), I would guess it is genuine.

Counterfeiters usually not use real silver to add cost to their business. Strokes of the Chinese characters looks ok and the design looks good.
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Pillar Dollar Question (1743)
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Old Post Posted 10/12/2022  09:24 am
IMHO, this is not a real coin to me.
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Biafra 1 Pound 1969 KM#6 Die Rotation Variety/Error?
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Old Post Posted 07/10/2022  09:32 am
I possess the same coin, medal alignment 26.25gr.
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Help Build A Compendium Of Saints On Coins: Alphabetical By Issuing Entity.
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Old Post Posted 11/02/2021  09:06 am



Slovakia
Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius

Do anyone know the object in the red circle?
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1758 Momm 8 Reales Authentic?
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Old Post Posted 11/02/2021  03:55 am
https://www.PCGS.com/auctionprices/..521900876456

Same date for comparison
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1758 Momm 8 Reales Authentic?
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Old Post Posted 11/02/2021  03:48 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1754-MO-Me...144181341730
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1758 Momm 8 Reales Authentic?
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Old Post Posted 11/02/2021  03:46 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1754-MO-Me...144181341730

More reference
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1758 Momm 8 Reales Authentic?
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Old Post Posted 11/02/2021  03:40 am
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1754-MO-Me...144181341730

Just for comparison, the letters look better and not as slim as your posting.
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