Ben Franklin Medal or something else - Need ID

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  1. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Hello everyone ! I Need to ID this medal , anyone have a clue ? I',m stumped , what else is new . :rolleyes:
    This is the best I have:
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Benjamin Franklin?all I see is a chubby person wearing a turtle helmet getting ready for play combat/ the clue :):)
     
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  4. furryfrog02

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  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Thanks . I wasn't sure if it was real or not . I guess I was right, not legit . Thanks again . :happy:
     
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Definitely Ben Franklin but not sure what it is. The back may have been ground off.
     
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  7. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    The link clearly shows a blank reverse . I'm not sure why . imageedit_1_2023886062-horz.jpg
     
  8. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Well, now, that's interesting. It has the general appearance and style of an 18th century piece, so perhaps it is from Franklin's lifetime. Maybe. As to why it is uniface, I do not know.
     
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  9. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Test strike? Many uniface "test strikes" will have a mold number on the reverse.
     
  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    That thought crossed my mind. But I really don't know.

    Reminds me of a piece I had about ten years ago, which was also 18th century (1719).
     
  11. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    To this day, the French remain in love with Benjamin Franklin. Below is the medal struck at the Paris Mint in honor of BF's birthday.
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  12. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    I just now saw this post, and link. That's interesting.

    @SensibleSal66's piece is indeed rather mushy looking, which could indicate a cast copy... or it could be the real McCoy, just heavily worn. I am not so quickly inclined to dismiss it as a fake. Again, I really don't know, but it could indeed be legit- just in rough shape?
     
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  13. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    I was thinking the same thing, but that reverse makes it look like it is a cast copy.
     
  14. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    @lordmarcovan . I must of not stated , but this isn't my Metal . I was merely presented with it to evaluate . If you need more Pictures or have questions just ask and I will mail them an email . I have come to realize that this is an expensive piece in very nice condition and would like to have this one solved .
     
  15. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    The reverse on the second one is not the same as the reverse on the first one.
     
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