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 Posted 01/12/2021  10:44 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jpecks26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all

I have this old coins I got from a purchase but I can't tell what it is. I'm certain its a veiled victoria and reverse is st george but the date is tricky, looks either 1884 or 1894.

Unable to test what material it is but its 20g in weight.

Any help would be appreciated

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 Posted 01/12/2021  11:11 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Badger Mint to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a cast copy or counterfeit of a British crown of Victoria.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  11:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like possible old fire damage as well, or a ground find.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  1:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And, to CCF.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jpecks26 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ah ok, thanks all
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 Posted 01/12/2021  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Looks like a Crown that has been partially dissolved in acid. If it is a Crown it should weigh just over 28g, so it has lost a lot of metal. What is the diameter?
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 Posted 01/12/2021  6:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My assumption would be "cast counterfeit", rather than "fire damage". Fire turns silver black. I also can't see fire making a silver coin lose an entire 1/3 of its weight.

It's entirely possible that it's a cast counterfeit, that someone tossed into a fire once they realised it was fake.
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