Author Topic: Fake chops on French 5 Francs 1868 ?  (Read 52 times)

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Fake chops on French 5 Francs 1868 ?
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:04:14 PM »

What do you think about those chops ?
Not a common host if genuine.

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Re: Fake chops on French 5 Francs 1868 ?
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 01:24:13 PM »
Characters look OK to me, but I am not an expert. Indeed, chops on French coins are not often encountered, but it is easy to construe a scenario that explains their presence in China, through the military and the French presence in Indo-China. There is little incentive for fraudsters to fabricate the chops: most chopped coins are cheaper than unchopped coins.

You could try a PM to our member square earth, who can tell whether the characters look well written or clumsy.

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