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Cracking On An 8 Reales

 
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United States
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 Posted 10/02/2021  12:35 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Jdsmall to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't own this coin, but in searching to add to my collection I have seen several pictures of reales with this type of cracking. Is this typical of an authentic piece? Or is this a big red flag. Thank you for any responses.
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 Posted 10/06/2021  02:21 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wonghinghi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks ok to me. Is the weight correct? Dose it pass the ping test? If both are correct, it is real.
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 Posted 10/26/2021  10:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Npanda to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry for hijacking this thread *snigger*

Hi Master Wong, if you don't mind could you share with me sone of your expert opinion on the 8 reales coins' characteristics that ive just posted in my thread? Cheers..

I speak Cantonese as well :)
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 Posted 11/01/2021  11:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add wonghinghi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The so-called "cracking" on this coin is commonly seen on Spanish mexican 8 Reales from 17xx- 182x. I suppose this is a technical problem during minting, but I can't tell anything about this issue (swamperbob can tell). I never see any modern counterfeits have this feature.

Back to basic knowledge, is the weight, diameter and content of Ag correct, if correct, it should be real. Modern counterfeit can seldom to fulfil the about 3 standards esp. for such commonly seen pieces.
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 Posted 11/03/2021  10:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few 8R's that have lines like these. Here's one explanation for these random radial flow lines.

http://www.error-ref.com/radial-flow-lines/

They're attributed to cold metal flow from the planchets wearing the die over time. I thought that they might be planchet cracking, but that looks much different from the bunched lines seen at the coin periphery. They're a struck feature from a worn die.
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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11/03/2021 10:54 am
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