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1837 Central American Republic 8 Reales

 
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 Posted 04/19/2021  6:33 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add BrunoMann to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Just picked this up coin hunting down here in Nicaragua. I don't know where the coin made its way from, as this was from an estate.

Unsure if it is a fake.

It weighed .2g shy of the mint weight, which seems fair considering the age (if it is real).

Would be curious of your opinions and feedback.

Regards,

Bruno




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 Posted 04/19/2021  8:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bruno, first welcome to CCF. Second, can you confirm that this piece isn't attracted to a magnet?
"If you climb a good tree, you get a push."
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"The danger we all now face is distinguishing between what is authentic and what is performed."
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 Posted 04/19/2021  8:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BrunoMann to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Heya Spence,

Thanks for the reply! Good to meet you.

It is not attracted to a magnet.

I did a ping test as well, though I'm not certain of the results of the test. It didn't thud and it did have a clear ring to it. I made a short video of the ping test, but it was too big to post here.

I've scrutinized the lettering under my magnifying glass (5X) and compared it with other photos of supposedly legitimate versions of the same coin, and it holds up well. Nothing jumped out at me except for a few of the serifs which seemed more worn than corrupt. That being said, I'm far, far from being any kind of expert on this kind of thing.

I've seen one other thread about such a coin and they determined it was fake by the date numerals and the edging.

Thanks Spence!
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 Posted 04/20/2021  12:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BrunoMann to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Buck!
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 Posted 04/20/2021  12:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BrunoMann to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I performed a specific gravity test on this coin and got a reading of 9.925

I did a specific gravity test on a Walking Liberty half dollar, which is 90% silver as well, and got a 10.0

So, perhaps it is legit after all?
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 Posted 05/11/2021  10:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JasonKflo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
cool design
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