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Austria 1 Kreuzer 1762: Is This Coin Real Or Fake. Kindly Help!

 
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 Posted 06/11/2021  1:43 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add amitav1978 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone,
I would really appreciate if you could help me with this Austria 1 Kreuzer 1762 coin as the reverse side is in bad condition.Someone has said me that this coin is fake but I am unsure as I bought this coin from a genuine collector.




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 Posted 06/11/2021  2:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add erafjel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see no direct reason to think that it is fake. It is a relatively common variety of this series of 1 kreuzers and in this condition it has very little value.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks genuine.
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 Posted 06/11/2021  5:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amitav1978 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Someone was telling me that the metal is impure and rusting only in one side of the coin makes it fake...so I am felt to take advice from experts and collectors on this coin.

Thank you
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Possibly been in a fire
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 Posted 06/12/2021  10:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Someone was telling me that the metal is impure


Please keep posting your coins here. The collectors here can give you better advice.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add amitav1978 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you every respected members for your assistance in regards to the coin.

I have one query regarding the metals used to produce a coin, were they pure one metal?

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The intention was to use as pure copper as possible, but with the limitations of 18th century manufacturing techniques there will certainly be traces of other substances present: could be arsenic, sulphur, nickel, lead, etc, in small quantities (even modern copper coins contain minute traces of other substances).

Any impurities of that kind would not however result in a one-sided corrosion like on your coin. Perhaps the corroded side has been in contact with soil containing reactive substances? And possibly it has been harshly cleaned afterwards.
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 Posted 06/16/2021  8:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
"Imbalanced" corrosion such as seen on this can occur for several reasons. The coin might have been sitting on or in something corrosive. It might have been glued onto something. Or it could simply have been sitting for a long time on top of a piece of a different kind of metal (such as steel or iron).

But it isn't evidence that it is a counterfeit.

Regarding your general question: most coins are made of alloys, rather than pure metallic elements. "Copper" coins, for example, are often made of bronze, which is an alloy of copper and tin. Gold and silver coins are usually diluted with copper. Some older coins are made of billon, which is an alloy of copper and silver where there is less than 50% silver.

Poorly mixed alloys can result in strange patterns on coins. "Wood-graining" is a commonly seen effect, caused by a combination of poor alloying and the way the raw sheet of metal was rolled flat prior to having the coin blanks punched out of it. But poorly mixed alloys almost never create such stark corrosion patterns.
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