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Offline jezuss

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Re: Even falser shekel
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2020, 05:38:56 PM »
The Gorlitzer or false shekel comes in many varieties, and some are worth serious money. A collection of 65 pieces sold for EUR 3,200, and should have done better.
I keep a few, the design appeals to me, and some of the nicer ones were made by Spencer, London; thought by many to be a forerunner of Toye, Kenning & Spencer. A good one can be in the range £40-60.
I've just picked up something strange, the top pics are of a piece from the late C19th. 36 x 3 mm, 14.9gr.
Bottom pics are of the newbie, 36 x 3.5 mm 7.1 gr. Almost certainly aluminium and possibly made yesterday.
Anyone else come across these?

i found one for less than £1 :
35.3 mm aluminium 6.7 gram

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Re: Even falser shekel
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2020, 10:48:01 PM »
That seems to be the latest type, its unfortunate that the current ones for sale by Toye & Co. do not mention the metal.

I must seek my one out later today.
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Re: Even falser shekel
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2020, 07:02:20 AM »
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I must seek my one out later today.

I am unable to locate it! It may come to me where I have it eventually.
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