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Counterfeit Mexico 1841 8 Reales ?

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 Posted 11/30/2021  4:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add windweaver77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Trying to figure out what this is, and if it is worth keeping, or should I send it back. Paid $25.50







Better photos now that I am home from work. Weighs 26.5 grams
Pings like 40% or 50% omce I did some comparisons with some Canadian dollars I had handy... very similar.


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 Posted 12/01/2021  12:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add swamperbob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
windweaver77 The coin you have is a relatively common normally white metal counterfeit. Nice condition for the type and at the price you paid a very good buy.

I own 12 examples of this type and my average purchase price was $29 over a period from 2000 to 2015. Yours is generally superior to the examples I have and only one of mine grades higher.

There are two main varieties one is Coin axis and the other medal. I own 6 of each type. I have one example struck in copper and several with cancellations and tests consistent with contemporary circulation. The style of the eagle has parallels with other CCC types.

If you are not interested in counterfeits let me know.
My book on Counterfeit Portrait 8Rs is available from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Counterfeit-.../1500497177/ or from me directly if you want it signed.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  07:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add windweaver77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So it is a contemporary fake? That's pretty cool. About when you think it was made?

It is non-magnetic whatever it is. It sounds like 40% or 50% silver on a ping. But I have no idea what white metal sounds like.

It's pretty cool if it is contemporary I'll probably keep it. If not I'll get a refund.

Thanks for the reply Swamper Bob. I wish I knew how to quote in this forum.

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 Posted 12/01/2021  07:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add windweaver77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Alignment is coin btw.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  07:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add windweaver77 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am just guessing here.

Contemporary
Counterfeit
Coinage

On that CCC, sorry about the silly question above if that is the case.
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 Posted 12/01/2021  4:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:

I wish I knew how to quote in this forum.


Insert the text 'quote' in square brackets. Paste the text you want to quote. Finish by inserting the text '/quote' in a second set of square brackets.


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12/01/2021 4:35 pm
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