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Is This Russia 1775 Catherine II 5 Kopeks Real?

 
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 Posted 01/17/2021  09:21 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Coins Mania to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Dear all,

I have no experience with this type of coins and I need advise if this I paid USD34 for is a genuine coin? Weight is 52.2g, Diamenter 42mm to 43mm, thickness 4mm to slighly over 5mm









Also am I over paying?

Thanks in advances
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 Posted 01/17/2021  09:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It looks real to me. A bit battered as is typical. The damage around the edges suggest that it should sell for no more than a VG price. Check NGC World coin price guide for the current book values.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  10:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree on authenticity. Here is another out-of-round example in similar condition that sold for about $25: https://wcn.pl/archive/188984?q=Rosja+1775

There are also recent sales on eBay.
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 Posted 01/17/2021  10:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sure looks right to me.
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 Posted 01/19/2021  12:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slerk to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin is not in the best condition. I see traces of corrosion on it.
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 Posted 01/21/2021  04:30 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is genuine. Because of the way how these coins were struck, weight can vary from 40g to all the way up to 80g when the average should be around 50g.

Probably a little dear for the condition but hey you can't beat the history of such hockey puck and tell a story!
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