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Tell-Tale Signs Of A Counterfeit 1995 Australian $2 Coin

 
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 Posted 12/03/2022  9:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Over the years I've found many strange looking 1995 $2 coins leading me it be suspicious about their authenticity. The most obvious characteristic is the dark colour. Then there is the worn features.




But the tell-tale sign is the edge grooves that go all the way through to the rim.

fake


genuine


The eyes on the aboriginal elder look weird too.

fake


genuine
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 Posted 12/03/2022  11:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They could be from the same source that made the British One Pound coins.
The alloy Al/br, for the genuine coins is nearly the same.
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 Posted 12/04/2022  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you weigh the coins accurately for a comparison?
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 Posted 12/04/2022  01:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They look suss, almost cast.
I agree, post the weight please.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  03:46 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MachinMachinMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
So I got around to weighing the coins:

The suspected fakes weighed from 6.43 to 6.77 grams.

I also weighed 7 "genuine" coins which ranged from 6.55 to 6.61 grams.

An Australian $2 coin is supposed to weigh 6.60 grams.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  10:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gnome to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've found some weight variance on some normal coins as well. This is my 95 that was sent to me by a mate further down south. He had it tested with an XRF spectrometer and there was difference in the metal content as well. Got it somewhere just have to refind it.
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 Posted 12/06/2022  10:47 pm  Show Profile   Check ryurazu's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
hmmm I didn't know they were fake, I always just thought they were a bit more worn down coin yeah they have a bubbly surface texture almost as if acid ate into them.
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 Posted 12/07/2022  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add crab eater to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fake coin collectors will be very keen to get their cotton gloved hands on them for sure.
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