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Offline cam

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Fake or not?
« on: May 22, 2018, 12:06:19 AM »
Dear gentlemen,

I am in the middle of swap with one collector from Russia who is offering me few Chinese coins (some Manchukuo, East Hopei etc.). He purchased these coins in China.

I am afraid that they are fake ones. What is your opinion?

Thanks in advance!

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Alexander
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Re: Fake or not?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 04:19:35 AM »
Hello,
At first sight those coins looks 100% authentic to me and I think they are too comon to be faked
Does the seller propose other doubtous coins ? (in that case avoid them)
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« Last Edit: May 22, 2018, 04:57:53 AM by MORGENSTERNN »

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Re: Fake or not?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 07:13:48 AM »
At first sight those coins looks 100% authentic to me and I think they are too comon to be faked
Does the seller propose other doubtous coins ? (in that case avoid them)

No, the seller is perfectly fine, but he mentioned that got these coins from China. Chinese are famous for making copies of any coins, including cheap ones.
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Re: Fake or not?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 08:28:09 AM »
They do not look fake.

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Re: Fake or not?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2018, 09:04:22 AM »
Coins look good to me. If you have doubts:
  • Check the edge for seams or irregularities.
  • Check the weight, but allow for wear, where applicable.
  • Check diameter.
  • Check the alignment of design elements with a known genuine coin, but allow for stuff that may have been put in later - primarily the date - being slightly misaligned.
Chinese forgeries are mostly hard to recognise cash fakes and easy to recognise large silver. I trust they can forge any coin, but a little lot with different metals from the same source is unlikely to be all fakes.

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