Are These Coins Real?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by VistaCruiser69, May 9, 2021.

  1. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    CD170017-E08F-41A3-AF52-2C5522F8CF72.jpeg A4F9F684-3E47-404C-9D92-C6A46D5F4B63.jpeg 5C17892E-82FE-451D-9D9D-5677EFD04C7D.jpeg CF07C457-1817-4765-9EE9-6EA16DB4C25D.jpeg 30FF0F41-3D5C-4E2C-BA23-86D25BDD747F.jpeg E8AD1C27-9A52-4827-8D0E-B980ABEFB3FE.jpeg 59C1304C-218B-4A67-B319-3831A8222C71.jpeg 9EF8689E-EC46-4672-80A0-B11D0A1AF0D0.jpeg A friend of mine asked me if I thought any of these coins are real. I have no idea so I figured I’d post pix of them on this forum and ask the question. To me they don’t seem real, but what do I know. They have them on a piece of chain jewelry, holes drilled through :(

    Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Their all real to me . Why are they Holed ? It's anybody's guess .
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  4. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    Look real to me. Quite popular in Europe to take a de-monetized coin, drill it and make a necklace or other jewelry out of it.
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  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    They look real.
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  6. Parthicus

    Parthicus Well-Known Member

    They appear real as far as I can tell. Nothing very valuable stands out, though the first coin (Netherlands 2 1/2 guilders) is silver so still has some value despite being holed. The last coin (South Africa 1 penny 1957) is actually bronze and has been silver-plated (you can see some of the plating coming off). Just curious @VistaCruiser69 , what about them makes you suspect they might be fake?
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  7. derkerlegand

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  8. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    Indeed all appear quite real, but the ones holed can give off a sort of toy-ish, not-real look.
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  9. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    They are real, I bought my first 1833 Hawaiian quarter on an old silver bracelet of holed coins - for about $40, which also included Mercury dimes and some other less interesting US silver coins. I'd forgotten all about that, lol, that thing is at the bottom of a drawer somewhere, I'll have to dig it out one of these days.
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  10. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for all of the information and replies. I greatly appreciate them all.

    The coins are on a piece of chain jewelry, not really done that professional looking IMO, so I suspected they may be like costume jewelry or something like that.

    I’ll let the guy know about the one silver coin. I did tell him that if any are silver and not rare, they would be most valuable as melted for the silver since holes are drilled in them. I advised him yesterday that drilling holes in them takes away most of the value, if they had any value in the first place.
  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    Weight is a give away to me. Unless they are aluminum, the fake coins on a bracelet are very light. Those appear real and were most likely on a bracelet. I too, have removed and saved foreign coins from bracelets, just because I liked the designs.
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  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Looks real to me
  13. Archeocultura

    Archeocultura Well-Known Member

    Heavy bracelet it must have been; the Dutch coin alone weighs 25 grams and is 720/1000 pure.
  14. John Johnson

    John Johnson Well-Known Member

    They're most likely real. Looks like they were used in a charm bracelet. That's pretty common.
  15. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Yes, and it's quite large and gaudy (IMO). That's why I kind of suspected in the beginning that it wasn't real coins.
  16. VistaCruiser69

    VistaCruiser69 Well-Known Member

    Yes, this is a bracelet. Not sure how comfortable wearing such a thing would be, it's heavy and doesn't look that comfortable. Like wearing a pair of handcuffs on only one wrist, I would imagine.
  17. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    The third one is aluminum, France 5 francs. With the hole worth maybe 50 cents. Here is my example. DSCN2788~2.JPG DSCN2789~2.JPG
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  18. john65999

    john65999 Well-Known Member

    they appear legit to me, there are a number of holed coin collectors out there..
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