Papal States Scudo, fake?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by kforbes862, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. kforbes862

    kforbes862 Well-Known Member

    I got this through a family member who got it for almost nothing. It is supposed to be a 1854 Papal States 1 Scudo. The diameter, weight, and edge are correct, and appears that it is actually silver. The only problem is that this is dated 1854-VII. From what is in my catalog, there is an 1853-VII and an 1853-VIII, but the 1854 date should be 1854-IX. WP_20170111_004.jpg WP_20170111_003.jpg
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  3. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    that is what I am seeing in my Krause catalog too. hmmmm. strange. I will research this coin more when I get from work.
  4. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    This is a modern Chinese counterfeit. Often made in correct assay silver. Oversights like that often give them away even when the eye doesn't :)
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  5. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    could this be a 1854, Vatican, Pope Pius IX ???
  6. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

  7. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky

    maybe fake then ?
  8. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast

    Oddly enough, I looked through some old notes and I had this type documented. Apparently I saw it with year VII and VIII. That "unicorn 1" though LOL

  9. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    Alas. It's modern fake.
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