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Genuine/Counterfeit question about 1822 Iturbide Mexico 8 reales

 
 
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 Posted 09/13/2018  9:09 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add FirstFrom to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Right now being auctioned on eBay is a "pollito" 1822 Iturbide 8 reales.
I'm trying to collect the first coin each country issued after it became independent, and this date/denomination is on my list. But I am wary of counterfeits. I would very much appreciate hearing opinions from forum members who have experience with this. Thanks, Eric
P.S. I don't see it in the forum rules, but if this sort of question is not allowed then please ignore it.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  9:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It would help us if you gave us the link. Or at least the listing number. Just to make sure that we are all singing from the same page of the songbook.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  9:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FirstFrom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, I wasn't sure if that was permitted. Here it is:
eBay item number 192655817225
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 Posted 09/13/2018  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My opinion is this: I often paid for a low cost and poor quality coin just to get one of what I wanted. But then later I regretted not buying a better quality coin even though they cost more.
If the goal is just to obtain any sample of the coin fitting the need, that is one approach, but sometimes these are called "place holders". Maybe one day a much nicer coin will be affordable.
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 Posted 09/13/2018  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's the reales deales:

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces15084.html

I would suggest you compare the bust and especially the font of the date...then run like hell!

Altho I really do like that wounded chicken on the fake! That's a really sad one...probably would be so attracted to your "Magnetic personality" that it would jump up off the table to greet you!

"Don't believe everything you read on the internet just because there is a picture with a quote next to it"
Abraham Lincoln
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09/13/2018 11:06 pm
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 Posted 09/14/2018  01:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
^^^^^ NO!:

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 Posted 09/14/2018  11:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FirstFrom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you Albert, Crazyb0, and realeswatcher for your advice. I believe I will pass on the coin.
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 Posted 09/14/2018  11:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I didn't realize when I replied that you were asking if it was counterfeit or not. To me it looked like a well worn harshly cleaned and poor example that did not match the seller's claim of grade. Since I know so little about how a worn coin would compare to a counterfeit coin, I only suggested passing on it due to condition. I've bought a good number of coins "twice". First a cheap bargain only later to find nobody would buy it from me, and then purchasing a much better one that I was not ashamed of showing.
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 Posted 09/15/2018  12:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add FirstFrom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Albert -- I thought I was seeing hairlines from cleaning. And so your advice was another good reason to pass on the coin. As the saying goes, "the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."
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