Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Intrepid, Oct 30, 2020.
Thank you for your help.
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I don't want to decide if real or not; weight?
This is the right type but this is a well known cast fake
I knew someone on here would find it.
Thanks for the quick response!
His great-grandfather owned it, huh? Well, it could be that it is just an old cast fake. They've been casting fakes to sell to tourists for a very long time.
The mushy details on this one do not bode well, I fear.
True, see Fake reports
The weight no longer matters. This coin is unquestionably a cast fake.
Some will tell you that somewhere out there is the original host coin from which all the others were made so the fact is that Great Grandfather's coin might be the original even with the distinctive gash. If that is the case, Great Grandfather was a rather famous crook. Part of me would like to see a collection of fakes paired with the original coins from which the casts were made. That may be the stupid part of me.
Thanks again for the help.
...the peeps are very good and helpful...for your friends sake, just tell him its probably a copy
He also asked me thank the forum members who replied for their help.
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