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Well I Know It's Fake But? San Marino 5 Lire 1896

 
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Serbia (Srbija)
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 Posted 12/09/2022  09:09 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add mvojnovic to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Got this San Marino replica.
Can anyone tell me more about them or point out to a link online.
Mostly I'm interested is it made of silver or just silver plated?

Thanks #129303;



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 Posted 12/09/2022  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@mvo, first step is to see if a magnet is attracted to it. If not, then I recommend doing a specific gravity test.
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 Posted 12/09/2022  11:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The color is wrong and definitely resemble the massive produced super counterfeits in the market

I would ask for your money back. Would not even bother about the silver aspect.
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 Posted 12/10/2022  2:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mvojnovic to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@Spence its not magnetic, weight 22.5g if I remember correctly and I got an acid test and it is at least silver plated, but in order to see if its silver all the way in I have to scratch it deep in, which I'mánot so keen doing...
So I thought maybe someone else had a similar fake, or they got some info on who made them or in what composition ...

@gxseries Well it is a counterfeit for sure, as I said acid test positive for silver but like I said it could be just silver plated...
And I bought it in a junk lot so no need in returning it back lol
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 Posted 12/23/2022  6:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add angelo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's a bad fake
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Australia
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 Posted 12/23/2022  6:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it was centrifugally pressure die cast, the diameter may be a little less than for genuine.
Need accurate weight and density measurements.

As gxseries has indicated, confirm the differences in the 'B' compared with pictures of a known genuine coin.
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