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Help Needed To Identify A Coin (Id: Counterfeit UK Crown)

 
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 Posted 01/16/2020  10:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, dear Members! Could you, pleasr tell me if this coin is a crown and also if you think it might have any value. Thank you!



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 Posted 01/16/2020  10:49 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I moved your post to the appropriate section for the proper attention.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  01:26 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hello Ioana and

A genuine 1889 Queen Victoria crown should be made of 92.5% pure silver, have a diameter of 39mm and weigh 28.3 grams.

If yours is genuine, then it would be worth just the silver melt value in this condition.

Your coin looks to me like a cast base metal counterfeit, probably made to be passed off as a genuine crown in circulation. Whoever received it may have deliberately mutilated it to prevent it from being spent.

You can do a 'silver test' to see if a coin contains silver -
http://goccf.com/t/10649

Here is my genuine 1891 crown for comparison.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  05:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! I will do the test!
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 Posted 01/17/2020  06:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The hole drilled through the middle of it was also a standard mutilation: shopkeepers would nail counterfeits to the walls and posts of their shop, as a reminder to themselves and their staff to be on the lookout for more such coins.
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 Posted 01/17/2020  09:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Anaximander to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, a hole bored through a coin shows whether or not it is made of layers.
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 Posted 01/19/2020  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ioana to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you!
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