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1784 8 Reales Real Or Fake

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 Posted 12/02/2020  9:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add hokiestenn to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I obtained this coin some years ago with a batch of other misc coins. From what I can tell, it may be real, but would like advice. It weighs 26.64 grams, appox 38mm. I included 2 edge views, one typical of most of the coin, and one with a spot of extra metal on the rim. This occurs on the observe right at the top of his head, so maybe metal added to support a bezel or some sort of holder? Also, I know somewhat about chop marks, but do these mean the coin was accepted by that merchant or rejected?

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 Posted 12/03/2020  01:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add That coin dude to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So the coin should be silver, if it is it will have a nice low sound when doing the 'ping test', simply balance it on your finger, and 'ping' the edge with another coin. If able, compare the sound to a genuine silver coin you have, they should sound similar, if not the same.
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