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Shekel Of Tyre - Is This A Real Deal Coin From The Days Of Christ?

 
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 Posted 09/22/2020  10:15 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ComradeBean to your friends list Get a Link to this Message



Found this coin at an antique mall - very curious to see you alls opinion before I sent to get appraised bc that's expensive!
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 Posted 09/22/2020  10:25 am  Show Profile   Check norantyki's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Surfaces look cast to me (indication of it being a reproduction), but that might just be because of the photos. Can we get a weight and picture of the edge?
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 Posted 09/24/2020  09:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ComradeBean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely - check back tonight or in the morning I'll have some side pictures, unfortunately don't have a scale... But it's about the weight of a silver dollar or more, heavier than a quarter for sure.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  09:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ComradeBean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Also, should I clean it with silver tarnish remover? Or would that decrease any possible value? It's pretty dirty.
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 Posted 09/24/2020  10:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, but no, it's a replica, I'm afraid. Exactly the same type as this one on the FORVM fake reports database:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/f...hp?pos=-8581

And while it doesn't matter with this coin, since it's not genuine, but you should never clean old coins. Collectors like their coin to have "patina", and what you see on this coin is "patina", not "dirt". It's fake patina, in this instance, but the point should be made.
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 Posted 09/28/2020  08:00 am  Show Profile   Check norantyki's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add norantyki to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As per the above photos, what you have is a cast reproduction with ground down edges to hide the cast line - definitely a fake. As I mentioned in my initial response, you can also see that the details are mushy and ill-defined - in future, that should be your first tip off.
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