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Offline Arminius

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Polushka novodel, modern imitation or restrike ?
« on: February 03, 2018, 03:39:04 PM »
Hello,

this looks very suspicious compared to specimens on the web:



Alexander I , Suzun mint, novodel, modern imitation or restrike ?, dated 1802 AD.,
1 Polushka (° 17,6 mm / 2,82 g), copper, axis medal alignment ↑↑ (0░), reeded edge,
Obv.: К - М , crowned Russian double-headed imperial eagle with arms and insignia (imperial staff and orb) facing, mint mark below, all within circle with outer ring.
Rev.: 1. / ПОЛУШКА / 1802. , value above date, all within circle with outer ring.
cf. KM N 354 .

The corners of letters and numbers are not sharp. They show small extensions as well as the eagle┤s details.

Maybe a well known modern imitation?

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Re: Polushka novodel, modern imitation or restrike ?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 01:44:35 PM »
I can only guess that it's not an official issue. The eagles look like escapees from chicken run.


Maybe one of our Russian members can provide leads?

Peter
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