Are these real or fake?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Swervncarz, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Swervncarz

    Swervncarz New Member

    Hi, I'm not a coin collector just here looking for a little help! My son bought a box of books at a yard sale & inside was a small box of coins. Coins were all foreign (I'm in the USA) & dated from the mid 1900's thru the 1980's. Except for these 2 are dated in the 1700's. I have a hard time believing that they are real. Can anyone tell me for sure? And if course I would like to know if they are worth anything. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Pics attached

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  3. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Need better pics and weight for each, at first glance I think they're authentic.
  4. Swervncarz

    Swervncarz New Member

    Ok, I will try to get better pics up later on tonight. Will weigh them as well. Thanks for the reply
  5. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    That verdigris is an indicator of them being real, however you should look into stopping it, I had a coin with some verdigris on it, after many years it made a whole in the coin. Don't clean before knowing what you're doing or you may destroy them. @BadThad
  6. JayF

    JayF Active Member

    You might want to ask a moderator if they can move your post to ancient coins forum, you'd probably get more help. Hope they're real!
  7. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    These are modern coins, why move to ancients?
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  8. JayF

    JayF Active Member

    The two coins posted are considered moderns? If so, my bad!
  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Look like GB George II Farthing and a George II Half Penny to me
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  10. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I'm having trouble believing that they're real though. The fields, especially on the Britannia side look like a fake coin to me. With that said, back in the 1700's coins were crudely made so they may be real. ;) Yes, better pics may help. :D
  11. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Look authentic to me. Weight would determine the denomination since the Brits didn't put denominations on their coins back then.
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