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Thoughts On Authenticity And Grade Of This 1808 8R?

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 Posted 06/06/2020  5:27 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add gg_cu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I am looking at a 1808 Potosi 8 Reales, wondering what your thoughts are on the grade, and more importantly the authenticity, of this coin. The surfaces look good to me, but the edge devices look... odd.


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 Posted 06/07/2020  12:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin generally looks good. The edge is another issue.

I would check the weight first and then the density to make sure it was near 90% silver. Combined you can tell if the edge was filed off and possibly replaced.

This coin looks like it has been fooled with around the edge. The raised edge design seems to show in some places and not in others - like the edge is not square to the face of the coin.
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