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 Posted 06/27/2009  4:46 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add AndyUSMC to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I recently found this coin with some antiques I purchased. I am trying to determine the value and if is real. Any help will be appreciated.

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 Posted 06/28/2009  08:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It purports to be a sestertius, like these, but I'm pretty sure this one is a fake - to me, it's got all the hallmarks of a cast counterfeit.
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 Posted 06/28/2009  11:18 am  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
, to the community.

I agree it appears to be a copy made to look old.
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 Posted 07/09/2009  4:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Silver Gorilla to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome to coin-Community AndyUSMC

Sap is right, on the obverse the coin looks like it has hallmarks of a cast and not struck, I can see on the circular rim of the coin with what looks to be made by a hand scraper or a single-edged tool used to scrape metal from a surface. This may be required where a surface needs to be corrected. I would be sure it is indeed a fake......
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07/09/2009 4:52 pm
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