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Offline THCoins

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2018, 08:30:06 PM »
Your cutting experiment nicely shows what happend to my specimen. There one of the letters fell off spontaneously.
The last coin you show luckily has a good ;picture, it shows the typical putty+fake patina surface i feel.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2018, 01:52:08 PM »
Here is some more of these terrible things from Pakistan: :-\

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2018, 02:03:53 PM »
BTW, here is how they use putty on genuine rare but low grade coins. Pictures are before and after the coin was submerged in acetone:

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 07:49:56 PM »
BTW, here is how they use putty on genuine rare but low grade coins. Pictures are before and after the coin was submerged in acetone:
Bactrianumis, thanks a lot for all the updates and identification of some of these very deceptive fakes which have shown up on the various reputed  auctions.

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Re: Tooled forgeries from Pakistan
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2018, 06:03:28 PM »
Dear PeaceBD, you are welcome!
Here is another tooled fake from Pakistan:

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There is one more thing I forgot to mention as a distinctive feature for all these tooled fakes - all coins literally smell chemicals, with sulfur-like odour. Hope its not hazardous for collector's health when one handles these items with bare hands or something.. :-\

If these fakes smell, it can't be too difficult to identify them as fakes - if taken in hand. Also, the weight might be a giveaway, and possibly one can do some trials as to the material when in hand? You are afraid if these 'coins' react with your hands. If they do, it must be possible to test the material without drilling holes or using your hands.

-- Paul