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Collecting coins => Fakes and imitations => Topic started by: mrbrklyn on April 02, 2021, 05:26:13 AM

Title: FAO Coin Sets on Ebay
Post by: mrbrklyn on April 02, 2021, 05:26:13 AM
Hello - I hope you don't mind me borrowning my fathers account.  I am wondereing is anyway can determine if these are fake.  I brought them as presents from ebay from a dealer in italy

(http://images.mrbrklyn.com/coins/FOA_Set/.cache/1600x1600-1973_20_rupee_o.jpg)
(http://images.mrbrklyn.com/coins/FOA_Set/.cache/1600x1582-1973_20_rupee_r_sm.jpg)

(http://images.mrbrklyn.com/coins/FOA_Set/.cache/1383x1600-foa_page_1.jpg)
(http://images.mrbrklyn.com/coins/FOA_Set/.cache/1252x1599-foa_page_1_r.jpg)

http://images.mrbrklyn.com/coins/FOA_Set/
Title: Re: FAO Coin Sets on Ebay
Post by: andyg on April 02, 2021, 08:22:49 AM
Why do you think these might be fake?
From the pictures they look good to me.
Title: Re: FAO Coin Sets on Ebay
Post by: mrbrklyn on April 02, 2021, 08:38:30 AM
https://fao-coins.info/faofake/forgeries.html

The shine of the face, and softness of the details of the 20 Ruppee Coin - and see the space in the '9' in 1973.
Title: Re: FAO Coin Sets on Ebay
Post by: Figleaf on April 02, 2021, 10:37:43 AM
I agree with andyg. Genuine until otherwise shown. The finish is I would expect from an Indian coin of this period. The detail is fine. There is currently a specimen on eBay. here (https://www.ebay.fr/itm/1973-INDIA-SILVER-FAO-10-RUPEES-PROOF-BRILLIANT-UNCIRCULATED-CROWN/292923748672?_trkparms=aid%3D1110018%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.COMPLISTINGS%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200220094952%26meid%3D3c81a74883fd459c8e107e398f0b937a%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D172620704107%26itm%3D292923748672%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DItemStripV101HighAdFeeWithCompV3Ranker&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219).

The only oddity is the gap in the loop of the 9 and possibly in the end of the tail. This could well be dirty die syndrome (also known as filled die). It is usually found in a small design detail near the edge. It occurs when a die is not thoroughly cleaned after repeated use: tiny particles of dirt and oil collect in small, hard to reach places. The oil attracts more dirt and using the die compacts the dirt into a hard mass. The process continues until either the die is cleaned properly or the detail is gone and only a faint shadow of it remains on the coin.

Peter