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Concern About A 1959 Gold Sovereign

 
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 Posted 06/09/2022  1:53 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Frank0215 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Greetings! This is my first post after my introduction. I read the rules and I think this is the right place to post this. If not, please forgive me and let me know where to do so.

A few days ago, I was looking at a gold sovereing I purchased on january at a LCS. At first, I thought it could be a mint error, but I searched on the internet and couldn't find any sovereing with something like this.

Now I'm worried it could be a counterfeit, so I'm here to ask for your opinions. The size and weight of the coin are both OK, and also passed the "ping" test.

Thanks for your time

EDIT: forgot to mention that the error is on top of the word "REGINA", and there's another one similar (but smaller) in another place.

EDIT 2: the weight of the coin is 7.9 ▒ 0.1 grams, or 0.25 ▒ 0.01 troy ounces. Thats the error of my scale.






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06/09/2022 8:09 pm
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 Posted 06/09/2022  2:09 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
]It looks like a die crack to me.

Please could you post clear photos showing both complete sides of your coin? That will help us determine whether it is genuine. Thanks!
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 Posted 06/09/2022  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Frank0215 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your reply! I added two more photos. It's the best quality I managed to get from my phone camera
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 Posted 06/09/2022  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Looks OK to me, but I'm sure other members will give their opinions soon.
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 Posted 06/09/2022  2:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JimmyD to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to the CCF

As mentioned, that is just a Die Crack, otherwise it looks genuine to me also.
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 Posted 06/09/2022  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you give us the weight, please.



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 Posted 06/09/2022  6:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@frank, first welcome to CCF. Second, you said that the weight is correct, but I agree posting it here for completeness is a good idea. For a next step, I recommend measuring the specific gravity of this piece.
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 Posted 06/09/2022  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Frank0215 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@coinfrog & @spence: thanks for your replies! I added the measured weight as you asked on "Edit 2".
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