Probably real, some very thin hammered coins have that tinny ring and your coin is very thin.
Even if this was fake and I doubt it is, it would likely be historic (19th century) or contemporary fake of the time (16th century) the Chinese faking mills did not real start up until the 1990s and it was around 2010 that they became well known. You have already explained the coins history back to at least 1990 - so you have an "alibi" for your coin.
I agree with the 2 above and they know their British coins! So be rest assured.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
Edited by Princetane
01/11/2021 9:28 pm