Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Richard Kennedy, May 27, 2022.
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@Richard Kennedy , I'm a little confused. You already posted this exact same coin the other day:
And then you've asked the same question here, and posted the same coin, in another forum (before I moved it to Ancients). Is there something specific that members of this forum haven't answered?
In terms of "how does one tell", a quick list from me would be:
- Wrong colour (it just doesn't look right), and it's probably not actually silver (although you could do a specific gravity test to check)
- Lettering is incorrect on Nero
- Portrait is incorrect on Nero
- Reverse design is wrong
- Coin is a bit light (but not necessarily damning in itself)
And just remember, any of the 5 issues listed above (there are probably more) could indicate a fake. It doesn't take multiple issues to determine a coin is fake, it only takes one - and this coin has multiple.
Hope that helps.
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