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1886 MO Mh Republic 8 Reales. Counterfeit

 
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 Posted 01/12/2020  09:41 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Augustus49 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anyone have an example of this one or information about it?
Thanks.
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 Posted 01/12/2020  10:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Augustus49 I own 6 silvered copper counterfeits dated 1886 Mo. I have never photographed them but I do that some have the long flat headed eagle design seen on your example. These coins were made in Mexico for local use. They are unlike the typical First Republic counterfeits because they contain very little actual silver. Many of the earlier counterfeits illustrated in Riddell's Monograph were made in the US, UK, and France. This type is very typical of the "dump" hoard discovered in the 1990's. Intact silvering is very scarce. High grade examples without cancellation cuts are somewhat scarce as well.
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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