Is this real or a replica?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by 4LuvOr$$, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. 4LuvOr$$

    4LuvOr$$ Member

    Opinions please...and thanks in advance. :)

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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector

    Real coin. A quite common one too.
  4. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Well-Known Member

  5. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    The Real thing !
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  6. George McClellan

    George McClellan Active Member

    The Goose is Getting Fat
    Christmas Carol
    Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat
    Please put a penny in the old man's hat.
    If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do.
    IF you haven't got a ha'penny, God Bless YOU!
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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    As mentioned by @Evan Saltis, that is indeed a real 1895 British large penny, though rather common.

    PS- they're cool coins, and collecting those is what started my 40+ year love affair with World coins.
  10. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Replica, I never heard that here yet , That's cute. ;) They usually say Fake .
  11. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    England has a very strong replica industry aimed at tourists. My mom and brother visited in the mid-‘90s and came home with replica cards of coins from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. “Fake” has a negative connotation, “replica” more positive as they are made not intending fraud.

    My first take on this coin was it was genuine, the wear patterns to the designs on both sides track with the coins age.
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  12. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    @Spark1951 Thanks for pointing that out . I failed to see it that way. Sorry .
  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not a large penny, it is a half penny.
  14. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    No need to apologize...we all have good info to spread around...helps us keep things in context and learn new things...Spark
  15. Spark1951

    Spark1951 Accomplishment, not Activity Supporter

    I think he meant that even the ha’penny for that date was a large copper coin...not a small cent like today...Spark
  16. serafino

    serafino Well-Known Member

    I've also seen Replica obsolete Italian coins sold in Italy and they are openly sold as replicas. They are not trying to fool people into thinking they are genuine. The problem is sometimes these replicas find their way on to American eBay and they are being sold as genuine.
  17. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That's a genuine 1895 Half Penny. Very common but it's the real deal.
  18. offa the saxon

    offa the saxon Active Member

    The replica coins can usually be spotted easily as they are made by west air reproductions and have wrl imprinted on the coin I presume that they are the ones you are referring to as they are sold in most historical places of interest.
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