1783 8 reales

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  1. Thecoinbum

    Thecoinbum Member

    Estate sale find today. Look good? 6DBC4459-6D2F-46D8-825F-A49E6096EAF4.jpeg 5962CF84-E319-42A9-B9E3-D032F975A78F.jpeg 0D746664-B81F-4FFF-AD97-83ACE8F554BD.jpeg 06B6103F-FA26-4B72-BCBF-D246A8452FEB.jpeg 4E7A2855-BA6D-4F63-A609-4279065E3C28.jpeg 86A6E9CE-79C8-4591-9802-876908BAEBFD.jpeg
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  3. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    The weight is way off even with circulation. The FM is the super rare variety. The FF is the regular which this is. Silver melt is $14. If genuine, this coin in VG, NGC says $75. (Their prices run high, but I would be at F/VF on this anyway.) In VF they list $150.
    Now the weight is supposed to be 27.0674g. And while there is a little fluctuation
    there, 3 grams seems like a lot for a heavily counterfeited coin.
    Wait for expert opinions.

    I have to defer to the consensus.
    Weight is often a good indicator and 11% missing seems excessive.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2020
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  4. J.T. Parker

    J.T. Parker Well-Known Member

    Does not look 'kosher' to me...
    but it's not like I'm never wrong.
  5. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Count me skeptical. Looks cast to me.
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  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Agree with the others. Doesn't look right.
  7. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Looks fake to me also.
  8. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

  9. SorenCoins

    SorenCoins Well-Known Member

    Doesn't look right to me.
  10. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Way too porous looking, I'll go with fake.
  11. jgenn

    jgenn World Crown Collector

    Looks like shipwreck effect, which would account for the porosity and loss of weight. If you can find a way to check the silver content to see if it is 90% silver then you possibly have salvage from the El Cazador. Most of the recovered 8 reales from that shipwreck were dated 1783.
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  12. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    Gotta be the most faked coin there is. I only buy slabbed on that issue. They all look fake to me ;)
  13. serdogthehound

    serdogthehound Active Member

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