Got this in old coin bag is it real 54-64 AD

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Richard Kennedy, May 27, 2022.

  1. Richard Kennedy

    Richard Kennedy Active Member

    I got this in a foreign coin bag today. I can not find out much about it nor the exact coin. Can someone give me any details as to authentic or replica and value? Thank you. It weighs 3.2 grams.

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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Sorry, it's a fake.
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  4. Richard Kennedy

    Richard Kennedy Active Member

    How does one tell? Any value
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  6. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    A couple from the fake reports.
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  7. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis Supporter

    You'd have to figure out if it's silver to figure that out. None of us can tell you that from a photo. Even if it relatively high purity silver, at best it would be about $2
  8. romismatist

    romismatist Well-Known Member

    Yes, an easily discernable fake, based on the lettering, the style of Nero's bust and the even flan and metal... makes me think it's pressed rather than struck. There is even a little "R" on the reverse under the temple of Vesta, which makes me think it may have been a coin struck promotionally. I remember many years ago they had similar giveaways whenever you bought a package of biscotti back in Italy.
  9. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

    Cast, I suspect, despite the flow lines that survived the casting process. Nearly identically shaped flans, and identical negatives spaces beyond the beaded borders, on all three above - the OP coin and the two from the fake reports.
  10. Rich Buck

    Rich Buck Yukon Cornelius

    Fake but fun.
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