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  2. Nice 1 kopeck! Thank you for sharing. This is one of the nicest kopecks: The 1 Ore coins were a little bit heavier and wider, so, just as with 2 kopecks made from 2 Ore, 1 Ore were cut down in size from ~31mm to ~29mm and re-edged. But "blanks" made for 2 kopecks from 2 Ore were better heated and treated (possibly pressed before that), that resulted in very few coins keeping any signs from the original "under-coins". I am not aware of other overstrikes of Swedish copper coins. Though, there were many speculations (started by Winkler and supported by Uzdenikov) that apart from large Avesta 5 kopecks of late 18th century (such as this one) : there were some earlier, smaller 5 kopecks made outside Russia, some possibly in Sweden. Here is one of such suspects: The regular strike 5 kopecks where so light that had only about 1 kopeck worth of copper in them. There was too much temptation inside and outside Russia to use this fact into someones own advantage by forging illegal copies of these coins for circulation. Later most of such coins were destroyed at the mints by melting them. Some stayed in circulation and later were overstruck into 2 kopecks. There were some regional types that were later ovestruck into regular Russian 2 kopeck coppers. For example this one ( Moldavo-valachsk coins 1771-1774 😞 Here is an overstruck example under number 21, among other overstrikes into 2 kopecks: The design of Denga coins from 1730 and to 1754 has been influenced by Swedish emergency coinage and others, same with 1755 kopecks and with 1762 armature coinage... There was also German influence, Dutch, etc, etc... in later years:
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  4. Here is my coin, 1758, struck on 1 Öre SM 1731 (the year under is more visible in reality). Hope you enjoy it!
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  6. I'm looking for any adding information about this medal. Obv.: M.P. Sov. Grand Commanders: James D. Richardson - Southern J., U.S.A., Barton Smith - Northern M.J., U.S.A. and John Morrison Gibson - Canada. Rev.: Second Quinquennial International Conference Supreme Councils Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Of Freemasonry - Washington, D.C. October 1912. 1912. Gilt bronze. Dieges & Clust N.Y. d=3 inch. I'll be glad any tip about a book, a article, a catalog etc.
  7. Hello! Interesting. I can tell you that my 1 kopek/1 Öre SM also are cut pretty much alike the first of your here shown coins, and the extra 4 grams of copper were probably reused. Though I do not think that my specimen have a new egde, my memory tells me that it partly has the old edge from 1 Öre SM and the rest is just a plain, cut egde. But I'll check on that when I have access to my coin again!
  8. Hello everyone, thank you for the response! I do not have my overstruck coin at hand right now, but I'll try to show you a picture soon. Yes, the Swedish "Avesta 5 Kopek" of great interest for me, at the moment I have one 1787. For now I'm happy with that and focusing on getting a 2 kopek struck on a 2 Öre SM. A parallell to this coin also exists in the Swedish coin history. When Sweden began production of 1 and 1/2 Skilling in 1802, the old 1 and 2 Öre SM were devalued by 50% and an overstriking program took place, the 1 Öre SM were overstruck to 1/2 Skilling and 2 Öre SM to 1 Skilling. This took place 1802-05 in Avesta (1/2 Skilling were also struck on new planchets, though in Stockholm). However, there exists one known 1 Skilling struck on a English 1 Penny from 1797. Do you experts from outside Sweden know any other coins struck on Swedish copper coins?
  9. Is it plated by any chance? It's hard to tell with the weight as modern coins have very large weight tolerance - the quality control these days are no longer there compared to precious metals.
  10. I think I have one of the 2008-D penny errors
  11. I'd send it into a grading company or have a coin expert look at it in person and they could tell you what is it cause two things pop into mind post mint damage or mint error and to figure out which one it really is a coin expert will need to see the coin
  12. just letting people know that my World Banknote and coin auction is going on till 4/28/19 so take a look in the auction forum and if interested bid thanks Corina
  13. OK THIS AUCTION IS FOR 4 UNGRADED WORLD BANKNOTES AND A UNGRADED US COIN Opening bid: $0.50 BIN: $ 9.50 FREE SHIPPING 1956d US wheat Penny 1916 Austria 1 Korona (banknote) 2010 India 5 Rupees (banknote) 2005 Mongolia 10 Tugrik (Banknote) 1997 Uzbekistan 200 sum (banknote) I take Cash and checks Photos taken with a webcam Photo of the 2017 India 5 Rupees
  14. Welcome Swedishcopper. Interesting to learn these are hunted for by Russian and Swedish specialists. Of course! I would think the Avesta 5 kopeck is another coin of interest to you! I picked this 1k up on ebay long ago for a bargain.
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    Chad

    could be lead or some sort of alloy, also depends on when the coin was made
  16. my advice is to send it into a grading company and see what they say
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