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Offline jsalgado

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Switzerland Luzern Thaler no date
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:46:58 PM »
Please help me in details about this coin. Many thanks for your answers
silver 27,65 g  39 mm. Is this coin authentic?
Davenport catalogue number?



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Re: Switzerland Luzern Thaler no date
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2017, 09:34:23 AM »
Haven't found this type online or in KM, so possibly before 1600. Looks like a thaler. An unlikely candidate for a forgery, but not impossible.

St. Leodegar or Leodigar (St. Léger in France) is a French saint.

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Re: Switzerland Luzern Thaler no date
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2017, 06:21:54 PM »
Thank you, Overlord.

As for the "is it genuine" question, the answer is a firm "perhaps". The coin is clearly from different dies than the one Numista has, but it was apparently stuck for a long time and dies were hand-cut. The surface is pock-marked, but that may have been from cleaning or it may have been trapped air when the coin was cast. The real thing was struck, not cast. Weight and size are acceptable.

It might help to do a "ping" test, check the edge for seams and take it to a jeweller and ask if it looks like good silver.

Peter
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Re: Switzerland Luzern Thaler no date
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 11:33:05 AM »
Peter and Overlord many thanks!