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Offline Lori

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Fake FLORIAN 276 AD
« on: September 27, 2015, 10:35:34 AM »
A fake FLORIAN 276 AD Antonianus, obv. IMP CM ANN FLORIANVS AVG , rev. PRO VIDEN D EOR ,  silver made, 23 mm diam, 4,72 gr.
A genuine coin is copper  partially silvered  3,7 gr, 24,7 mm diam.

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Re: Fake FLORIAN 276 AD
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 11:02:14 AM »
Silvering of a copper does not necessarily mean that a coin is fake. However, this coin seems to show evidence of casting. Have you done the "ping" test?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Offline Lori

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Re: Fake FLORIAN 276 AD
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 11:35:56 AM »
Silvering of a copper does not necessarily mean that a coin is fake. However, this coin seems to show evidence of casting. Have you done the "ping" test?

Peter
No, no, the coin from the pictures it's made of silver, I have checked. I have seen in WILDWINDS that a genuine one it's  made of copper partially silvered.