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Offline kansal888

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Misc: Fake: Fake Patterns
« on: November 26, 2017, 01:48:56 PM »
Friends,

There is a huge demand for pattern and experimental coins. Sometimes collectors are ready to shell out huge amounts without verifying authenticity of these coins. Some mischievous elements may try to en-cash this craze.

I came across these fakes floating in the market

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Sanjay Kansal

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Re: Fake Patterns
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2017, 09:27:13 PM »
Middle pic seems the other side of the same coin as top pic.

I am not very familiar with the original coins. What baffles me is the flower sprays on both sides of the denomination. Can you explain them?

Peter
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Re: Fake Patterns
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2017, 03:20:30 AM »
Gullible and ignorant buyers exist in all parts of the world.
India is having a spate of official experimental coins as it was decided by RBI to revise its circulation series.
The experimental coins are minted with clear indication that they are experimental. The current experimental coins do reach the market but they are guaranteed by PCGS and have been put up in auctions at reserve prices ranging from INR 40,000/- and above.

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Re: Fake Patterns
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2017, 08:40:20 AM »
Thanks Sanjayji for the post. Looking at this, there is also a doubt regarding quite a few pattern coins found recently
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Re: Fake Patterns
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2017, 08:42:17 AM »
Middle pic seems the other side of the same coin as top pic.

I am not very familiar with the original coins. What baffles me is the flower sprays on both sides of the denomination. Can you explain them?

Peter

Traditionally Indian definitive coins have floral design on sides or all around. Other design land in controversy.
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