Meiji era 50 Sen Silver Coin

Started by 1r-SC, March 12, 2021, 05:16:37 PM

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1r-SC

I just bought these Meiji 50 Sen silver coins for under 10 USD each, as you may notice, I've washed 2 of them. What do you guys think? Could they be counterfeit? Many thanks!







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andyg

they look OK at first glance, but it's very difficult to tell from the slanted pictures.
Personally I would not clean them.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

1r-SC

Quote from: andyg on March 12, 2021, 06:17:42 PM
they look OK at first glance, but it's very difficult to tell from the slanted pictures.
Personally I would not clean them.
Quote from: andyg on March 12, 2021, 06:17:42 PM
they look OK at first glance, but it's very difficult to tell from the slanted pictures.
Personally I would not clean them.
I will post some more photos here. Yes I agree, I would not clean all of them, the two was just for fun




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SC

Weight will be a key to identifying counterfeits of this type. 

If possible weigh yours on a digital scale and compare to official weights.

SC

1r-SC

Quote from: otlichnik on March 12, 2021, 11:18:42 PM
Weight will be a key to identifying counterfeits of this type. 

If possible weigh yours on a digital scale and compare to official weights.

SC
Just weighted them, It's all around 10.1 g, Should be right.


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Figleaf

As a rule, fraudsters concentrate on expensive coins or varieties, though there are exceptions, notably for cash type coins.

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