Marcus Aurelius denarius surface issue.

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  1. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

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  3. Roman Collector

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    That is a lamination flaw. It happens as a result of a flaw in the flan, such as incompletely mixing the metal in the alloy or a foreign substance such as dirt or gas being trapped in the alloy, which causes a layer of the coin's surface to peel or flake away before, during, or after striking, leaving a smaller or larger depression in the coin.
     
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  4. Spaniard

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    I have a similar lamination issue with this Hadrian...
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  5. gsimonel

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    Lamination flaws are common and, while not proof that a coin is genuine, they do not indicate that the coin is a fouree or counterfeit.
     
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  6. JayAg47

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    that's nice to hear, I thought it was fake!
     
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  7. JayAg47

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    that's nice to hear, I thought it was fake!
     
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  8. PlanoSteve

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    Reminds me of the Olympic champion whose parents were so proud of his gold medal that they had it bronzed!!! :joyful::joyful::joyful::po_Oo_Oo_O
     
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  9. JayAg47

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    why would they have it bronzed?!
     
  10. Roman Collector

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    Well, that's the joke.
     
  11. PlanoSteve

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    Sorry, I didn't think this one needed explaining, but back in the day, proud parents would have special items (such as shoes in which their baby took its first steps) bronzed & put on display. o_O (If you care to research this, Google is your friend.)

    So, when you described "some flaking exposing its core" and "this coin looks pretty sharp with a silver core!", that was a natural set-up for the joke. :D

    Hope that clarifies the confusion. ;)
     
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