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Mexico 1/4 Real 1834 - Counterfeit?

 
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 Posted 09/25/2020  4:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
A recent pick up. Mushy strike.




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 Posted 09/26/2020  02:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At first glance It's hard for me to say one way or the other.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  1:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Many, MANY contemporary counterfeits of this series out there.

Your piece, mushy as noted, looks to be a cast. Generally speaking, the struck CCs - the goofier the design, the better - are most desirable.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  2:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
looks to be a cast


Thanks, realeswatcher
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 Posted 10/14/2020  11:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Westwood Arms to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a very similar coin. The date is difficult to determine. Definitely cast CC.
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 Posted 10/15/2020  01:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Albert to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Don't know much about this topic so I ask if crummy sand cast coins were from the states or local coinage alone?.
I've had legitimate coins that look just as bad.
I don't recall if any of them had Republica Mexicana on them or not.
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 Posted 10/15/2020  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add realeswatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely lots of CCs throughout the other States' copper emissions...

Specifically regarding the Mo mint type shown above... there are definitely lots of poor quality regal pieces (planchet flaws, weak strikes - pronounced die clashed are also common). When you look at enough, however, you can tell a poorly made regal Mo apart from the CCs.
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