Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Swervo513, Mar 29, 2023.
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It appears that as of 2018, 53 million were struck with this date. Yours may be from the 50s... or it may be from 1990. No way to tell.
Yes, it appears to be.
I don't see why someone would fake it.
Best test would me XRF or sigma or whatever they call it. But, taking a shaving and using a gold testing kit would work too.
I once had a fake. It was part of a mixed lot on eBay that went low (around $10) and I could make out a blurry looking gold Ducat restrike. I figured the chances were low that it was real gold but felt like the small dollar gamble was worth it. When I got it in hand, the weight and details were off. Just in case I did send it to a person I knew who could test gold and he verified it was just base metal.
Interesting, first time I have heard of such a thing!!
It is a $200+ item just in terms of gold value, so it makes sense that someone would try to counterfeit them.
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