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1807 Carolous IIIii Coin

 
 
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 Posted 03/24/2019  8:13 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add PrinceHarbinger to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Not sure if it is real. This coin was given to me by my grandfather many years ago.





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 Posted 03/25/2019  12:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Based on what I see in the pictures the coin is not a Class 1 Contemporary Circulating Counterfeit.

It is also not a Class 3 Numismatic Forgery.

In my opinion I would guess that it is a Class 2 Circulating Silver Counterfeit made for the Chinese merchant trade.

The clue is visible on the edge - the overlap is too long and does not align well. This in not typical of Mexico City edges made on a Castang machine using a pair of grooved edge dies. I may be incorrect which leaves the alternative as genuine. However, the market value of the coin would be identical.
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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