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Offline kirit

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2014, 11:54:53 AM »

Offline kirit

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2014, 11:57:57 AM »
Beautiful coin ,Napoleon3.

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #32 on: December 12, 2014, 01:51:00 PM »
Modern forgery/fantasy (probably Chinese?) I'm afraid

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #33 on: December 12, 2014, 02:18:38 PM »
May be Chinese replica ...don't know much detail about this.
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2014, 12:01:03 AM »
It is quite useful to provide the diameter of machine-struck coins. Once the reducing lathe was invented, exactly the same design could be used for a series of coins in different sizes.

Nevertheless, this is a fake in any size.

Peter
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2015, 12:22:22 PM »
25.3mm (2.85mm depth)
8.35g
Medal aligned
Brass
Seam running around edge

O: LUD. XVI. D. G. FR. ET NAV. REX.
R: CHRS. REGN. VINC. IMPE 1777 /

Edit: added seam piccy
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2015, 09:44:35 PM »
The genuine piece is 8.158 grams and 24 mm.

None of the marks are correct for 1777. The should be the mint mark. Known marks are A, H, L and &. What I interpret as a climbing lion in front of the date should have been a harp and what I see as a tower below the bust should have been a stork, acorn on branch, double tulip or heart. I think the tower and climbing lion are hints to who had the piece made and the is just what it usually is.

Colour, weight and size are off, though not by much and there are obvious design differences, so there is no intention to deceive. The designers knew what the marks were for. I would guess that the issuer is a French numismatic club. It's too good to be for an uninformed public.

Maybe our francophone friends know more?

Peter
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2015, 08:12:59 AM »
Thanks Peter.  ;D
I'll ask Paris.
My guess is a French collectibles / coin mag. ::)
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #38 on: March 18, 2016, 02:50:03 PM »
hello
one nice fake coins found on a second hand market
in 1773 the French Indochine ,the French republic dont exist and the engraver "BARRE" is not born
but for the price  of 1 euro ,i have buy

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #39 on: March 18, 2016, 07:52:08 PM »
Magnetic material? (27 g 0.900 silver for 1 Euro would be great !)

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2016, 03:49:12 AM »
hello
sorry i have forgot
is no magnetic and the weight is 26.04 grams
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2016, 08:42:20 AM »
Supposing its not silver, any idea about the metal alloy?

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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2016, 11:30:46 AM »
is not the same noise that silver but i dont know the alloy
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2017, 11:44:36 AM »
Dear members,

I have recently purchased french coin from the year 1793. the details are mentioned below along with the pictures. Could anyone help me authenticate it?

Metal: Silver
Weight: 29.34 g
Diameter   38.5 mm
Thickness   2.8 mm

Regards,
Aman
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Re: Fake French and French colonial coins and medals
« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2017, 06:44:56 PM »
It could well be a copy  :-\
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