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Real Or Fake? Russian 2 Kopek 1815

 
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 Posted 06/11/2021  1:22 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add amitav1978 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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I got a Russian 2 Kopek 1815 coin but not sure if the coin is genuine. Kindly help..



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Someone was telling me that the metal is impure and so the wanted to take advice from experts of the coin as I dont have idea how to determine the metal which can make a person to comment on the coin as fake.

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@amit, can you please post the weight and diameter? Thx.
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It just looks like surface corrosion (environmental damage) typical of many old copper or bronze coins.

Here are photos of a real one
https://wcn.pl/archive/77682?q=rosja+1815+2+
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Thank you every respected members who gave there expertise view. I really appreciate everyone's help.
My one query is -Did the Russian Emperor period the metals used for producing coins were mix metals or always contain pure metal?

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I am not an expert on these coins, but I think the answer is" it depends on which coin, and what you mean by "pure."

Catalogs call your 2 kopeck coin "copper." My guess is that this is copper containing maybe 1 - 2% of other impurities after the smelting process. Bronze for coins typically has at least 5% of other metals intentionally added (mixed) to copper.

"Silver" coins made in the Russian Empire at the same time contained 87% silver.

Maybe one of our Russian members has more details.
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The problem with your coin is not "impure metal". It's just corroded.
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