Yes I agree, it's the same with me loving the design and history of the fascist Italian 5 lire and 10 lire despite the dark history of that...
@Hookman That German 3 Marks is a really dark piece history because the date etched on it January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg names...
5 Francs 1873 A (Hercules) France 3rd Republic.
@Hookman Thanks for the recommendation! I do think that the crown size is the perfect size for a coin not to large not to small and when made of...
Very nice, it could be a pretty old counterfeit.Thanks for posting ill keep that in mind.
No nothing like that I bought this on eBay a few days ago...
I think your right, it being cleaned sometime in the past would explane the back toning seen on many cleaned coins, and I also think rolled over...
Thanks!! I used a magnifying glass in front of my phone camera to get the best result
@coin_nut Dose anything stand out to you as fake on this coin?
What do you think of these new photos?
Thanks of the advise!!
whats your experience with using magnets to test your silver?
I agree! I also ordered a 1845 5 Francs a couple of days ago from a more reputable seller.
I tried doing the ''ping test'' and it worked so it seems that its made of silver.
I only payed £10 for the coin and the weight is spot on 25g and it is exactly 37mm so I suppose there's not other way to tell.
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