Author Topic: Kora Muhammad Shah Contemp. Counterfeit  (Read 872 times)

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akona20

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Kora Muhammad Shah Contemp. Counterfeit
« on: April 03, 2012, 07:01:27 AM »
Coin shown is attributed to Kora mint. (My scales have been lent so no weight at present)

Given the damage to the top I am wondering if it was not mounted as jewellery.

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Re: Kora Muhammad Shah Contemp. Counterfeit
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 10:44:33 AM »
The scar at the edge is not straight on top, which makes jewelry less likely. It looks to me like the forger wanted to make one more shroff mark and his tool slipped.

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

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Re: Kora Muhammad Shah Contemp. Counterfeit
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 03:19:28 PM »
The scar at the edge is not straight on top, which makes jewelry less likely. It looks to me like the forger wanted to make one more shroff mark and his tool slipped.

Peter

The center of the test mark is deeper than the part from where the broken part starts. I don't think that the slip of the tool caused it.

What made you convinced that the coin is fake? Is it a full silver or silver coated coin?

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Re: Kora Muhammad Shah Contemp. Counterfeit
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 10:34:00 PM »
The coin is silver coated although from very good dies (perhaps official dies) When my scals are returned I will      weigh it. I have a another ten such coins fromvarious reigns and mints. Some look very, very good others are fairly basic.