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1910 Un Peso Mexican Coin?

 
 
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 Posted 03/10/2019  1:40 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add 76electrician to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
*** Moved by Staff to a more appropriate forum. Previously posted in US Modern Variety and Error Coins. ***

Any one have an idea of value..


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Without the benefit of good pictures, a good guess on value might be about $15 or junk silver price.
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Need better pictures. The 1910 Peso is a desirable coin and can command a nice premium over silver value. However it is hard to tell in the pictures posted if the coin is real or a common copy made for unsuspecting tourists visiting Mexico. From the photos posted my first guess is a common copy. Image is too washed out.
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K thanks..I will upload better pics...thanks for your time
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These go by the moniker of "caballito" (Spanish for "little horse"). A fair number of fakes of them have been made, with many of those of recent Chinese origin. The 1910 is the most common date, with over 3.8 million struck. Before going too much further with the photography, I'd get an accurate weight (at least to a tenth of a gram) on it first. If genuine, it looks to be around "fine" in condition - eBay might be a place where actual selling prices for this issue in that condition might be found.

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Better photos needed but this one is a possible counterfeit.
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Maybe the OP can compare these photos to see if his date & rim are sharply defined like this good coin or poor like this fake.

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Would this pics help or would I need to take it out of the casing


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Doesn't look good. The rim design is not well defined and the field looks porous.
Compare to these to see if your details are poor and porous or sharp and clear.
Take it out and try for better pictures.
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K thank u..
U think I should take it out the casing
To take clear pic
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You should carefully remove the coin from the airtight. There should be a seam that can be separated with no damage to the holder.

The reason is that on average 8 out of 10 of these are numismatic forgeries made in China. Those are worthless because they are often nickel or copper-nickel. Some are even magnetic.

The details that are visible in your pictures make the coin appear to be a forgery. The details are very indistinct so even if genuine the coin has been badly handled.

Out of the holder you can also accurately weigh the coin. New the coin weighed 27.07 grams - worn to VF the weight should still be 26.7 or 26.8 grams. A coin weighing 25 grams or less is a forgery - period. At 25 grams there should be NO DETAILS LEFT.

The edge of the Peso was reeded. The reeds should be solid and evenly spaced around the entire perimeter. See discussions in this forum about "split tail reeds" for indications of forgery to look out for.
My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon http://ccfgo.com/TheUnrealReales or from me directly if you want it signed.
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