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Rare 5 lire 1873 - too light, probably fake


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#1 1octav

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 01:54 PM

I bought this coin last year, online. All seemed ok until I noticed it has a rare mint mark - the Rome mint version.

But now that I weighted - the coin is about 23 grams... and the edge letters are very shallow. Suppose it is fake.

What do you coinpeople say?

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 02:46 AM

I think it's legit! Maybe the edges are worn down from age.



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Posted 14 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

I would like to believe that, but 2 grams is way too much. If this was a 1648 thaler, sure, no problem... Will hang on to it and compare it with other 5 lire from that period at the next coin show.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:20 AM

The overall patina looks consistent with the modern super counterfeits that have been appearing in the market in the last 5 years especially on ebay.






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