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Offline capnbirdseye

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2012, 03:28:51 PM »
Rim is perfect. Not completely printed on the lakhi side.

An interesting fact is that the man I bought that coin off was most likely alive when it was minted  :o he was a retired Indian army officer aged 93 in the early 60's so he would have been born in the 1870's  8)
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2012, 03:31:17 PM »
An interesting fact is that the man I bought that coin off was most likely alive when it was minted  :o he was a retired Indian army officer aged 93 in the early 60's so he would have been born in the 1870's  8)


:) interesting one.....most of the coins you share is connected to a history!
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2012, 03:54:07 PM »
Wouldn't the mint be run by the Army Corps of Engineers in those days? There is a fair chance that his father would also have been an army officer, around 20 years older than the son.

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2012, 06:15:16 PM »
Wouldn't the mint be run by the Army Corps of Engineers in those days? There is a fair chance that his father would also have been an army officer, around 20 years older than the son.

Peter

Quite possible, I think the Mahberts had a long military history, did the Army corps get involved in minting? I didn't know that
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2012, 08:01:22 PM »
They designed the buildings, oversaw constructions and at least some of the masters of the mint were army officers.

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2015, 07:43:41 AM »
Thanks for the excellent info. But recently I came across a William rupees sold on a very famous/known house in India, which has a perfect rim on the reverse/brockage side. Surprising sold for whooping 1.1Lakhs.
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2015, 08:28:01 AM »
« Last Edit: December 09, 2015, 11:18:59 AM by Filat »
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 03:36:00 AM »
So is this a genuine or fake brockage? Thanks!
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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2019, 06:37:44 PM »
I am not an expert on the type, nor on mint errors. But have you noted that there is another impression on the shoulder of Victoria on the incuse side ? There you can see faint signs of the top of her crown upside-down.

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2019, 07:13:20 PM »
Looks good at first sight, but even fakers learn. Can you show the edge (the reeded part of the coin)?

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 08:58:50 PM »
Hi Anthony and Peter,

I did notice the inverted bust on the brockage side as well. Looks like the pressure came down twice, at different orientations. I was trying to think of the mechanics of how this could occur... You can also barely make out the double lettering around the edge as well, with some imagination.

Unfortunately, I don't have this coin, but have seen several of these pop up recently. I have one specimen, but not at hand. The weight of my specimen and this coin is good (~11.66 grams). The edge of my coin looks like the edge of a normal coin, without the flow/extrusion on the brockage side that Vic showed. I think it may be just that the pressure is not high enough to make the metal flow out. Or, possibly, just a very good fake?!

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Re: How to identify a Fake Brockage (Lakhi)
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2020, 07:46:50 PM »
Hi all,

This specimen also seem to be a fake? Right?

Thanks!
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