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Germanicus Coin I Got From Offline Dealer

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 Posted 06/12/2018  11:44 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coinnewbie3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does this look fake?

Why is there rust on this? was Germanicus's coins made of iron alloy?


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 Posted 06/13/2018  12:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kushanshah to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
What you are seeing are corroded copper surfaces that have been chemically stabilized. I'm not a chemist but I believe the dark red color is one or another oxide of copper.
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