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  1. Recently came across someone selling a Restrike Copy Of Straits Settlement $1 1909. As I didn't heard of a restrike for 1909, so I become curious and brought it from the person. From the pics, it looks like unc and new like prooflike coins. But once you got the coin, you see a big different. 1. Dia. 37.9mm instead of 34mm 2. weight : 26.66g (for 1903,04 with dia. 37mm, for 34mm should be 20g) 3. Non magnetic What I can said is nowadays, fake coins are making it so real even for the weights and sizes, it's really become worry for the coin collectors on finding a true real coins. As we know Straits Settlements $1 have silver content, so I did a few tests on it and failed the test, that's why I concluded this coin is fake. The tests I done are; 1. Sound test. This coin doesn't give a high and long pitch, it's give those sound like a copper-nickel pitch. 2. Magnet resistant test. As we know, silver is non magnetic and have some resistant to earth magnet. This held in a 45 degree angle, the earth magnet slide down without any resistant unlike my other silver coins. I not only brought this coin from him, I also brought a 1904B Straits Settlements coin. Amazing looking isn't it? 1. Dia. 37.9mm 2. Weight : 26.67g 3. Non magnetic 4. The artist's initials "DES" From the data above, one's will thought this is a real 1904B isn't it? But after the tests, it also proven is fake. How amazing that people can fake it so real. Even looking at sidney post on how to identify fake and real 1904 straits settlements coin, I think we coin collectors also need to upgrade ourself to able to detect all those fake coin from real.
  2. Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum's and this is my first post, hope it's in the correct area! I have a fair sized Canadian penny collection, just missing an 1894, and I'm working on the different varieties of the different years. I have both the large and small 1920, and I came across an odd large 1920 at a junk sale, as you may see in the pictures, the middle coin is slightly smaller diameter than another large 1920 to it's left, it also has a very large raised edge as seen in the last picture. Any idea's on what I have here as I cannot find one like this listed in any guides or online anywhere? Thanks.
  3. I recently looked in an old purse of mine and found a very strange British pound coin. It's dated 1984 and has the thistle and royal diadem design on the back. On the heads side there is a little star with a clear gem in the center. I immediately started searching the internet but I couldn't find any other coins like it or anyone who had heard of this. I thought it might be fake but it looks and feels legitimate and it would be odd for someone faking coins to put effort into making it stand out. Not being able to find any info at all on this coin is driving me crazy. Have any of you seen anything like this before? http://s24.photobucket.com/user/franc10/media/P1040140_zpsigkiop8j.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1 http://s24.photobucket.com/user/franc10/media/P1040135_zpsp1lnu4vd.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2 http://s24.photobucket.com/user/franc10/media/P1040132_zpsiclyuy9i.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3 http://s24.photobucket.com/user/franc10/media/P1040145_zps4it1j7pm.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0 EDIT: Could someone have had it modified for some reason? Have you heard of anyone doing that?
  4. My girlfriend bought me a medallion off of Ebay this Christmas and I've been trying to simply FIND the medallion. But can't and I am pretty certain it is a fake. It doesn't appear to have aged right, but I am a beginner in collecting coins. The back of this coin I have never seen before on all of my searches for Frederick the Great medallions and coins. So is it fake like I am now assuming?
  5. I've wondering how one learns to detect counterfeit notes? I'm curious in general if there are any techniques that are universally applicable to banknote counterfeit detection. Surely people at PMG aren't expects in every single world currency, so what sort of ways to they check the authenticity of a note? More specifically, I've been collecting the hyperinflation notes of Zimbabwe recently.The anti-counterfeiting features obvious to me on those notes are: -foil strip -patterns visible when held up to light -small UV threads randomly dispersed on note -distinct features only visible under magnification (and thus presumably harder to replicate with printers?) I've never seen a fake note or even really seen a credible report online of fake ones existing so I have nothing to compare the notes to. Every note I see has the features above when examined closely. There are some small inconsistencies. Miscuts are pretty common and I've even noticed whole bundles of notes that are larger than they should be by about a millimeter. Some notes seem thicker than others. Basically, is visual confirmation that all the above mentioned things are present a good sign that the note is real? Are those prohibitively expensive enough to replicate to make it in practical to produce fake notes by the brick? Should I be worried by other note irregularities if all of the above features are fine? Any input on this topic would be greatly appreciated!
  6. Hi! Thanks for having me here! Im new to collecting and something terrible has caught my attention. Apparently there are loads of counterfeit coins going around and I was hoping someone could give me some advice on how to avoid/spot them. Thanks!
  7. Good morning guys, I would be very grateful if you could help me identify if this coin is real or fake. I have done a little research and my instinct is that it is not genuine but I don't really know a thing about coins and would really appreciate a more experienced opinion! The inscription appears to read - TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AUGUST IMP VIII and on the other side - IMP C POSTUMUS P LA C If you need more details please do ask as I appreciate the photos are not fantastic :s Thank you in advance! Andiefluff
  8. leonard

    ancient coin

    hii, i would like to get some help, i want to know if it is a genuine coin or a fake coin and ill be happy if you identify it as well...thank you all! these are the pictures of the coin (two sides): 1) http://up387.siz.co.il/up3/yt5ymjny0mdj.jpg 2) http://up389.siz.co.il/up1/m1tnmkuzzaj2.jpg
  9. Hi everyone. On my trip to Bangkok in June, I bought quite a few 10Bhat commemorative coins from Chatuchak weekend market. I was charged a premium of 5Bhat per coin on average. But this being thailand, I fear that the coins may be fake. The design seems very sharp and the coins seem in a very good condition with excellent lusture (new-like). The edges are raised on both sides. Do you guys know about extent of forgery in such coins? Thanks
  10. i have a few coins,namely 1799 liberty coin, 1908 piastre de commerce coin, 1801 carolus iiii coin, and a sun yat sen coin with no date on it. can someone tell me the value.the sun yat sen coin looks like the one in the picture i attached but in a way better condition.
  11. Hello everyone, my name is Carlos and I'm new to coinpeople. I wanted to ask you a question about a tetradrachm of Alexander the Great I have. I'd like to know if it's genuine or fake. I'm asking because I've seen a coin on Wikipedia with a very similar die, although the flan and centering are a bit different. Thanks on advance! Here's the coin from Wikipedia: http://commons.wikim....jpg?uselang=es
  12. solidusman

    fake coins?

    hey there people, need a little help on this. A friend of mine recently went to carthage and picked these up from someone who 'found them while digging' (in other words looting). Personally I don't condone this, but she had no idea and thought it would be interesting to have them. I'm not sure about these two coins, as there seems to be something about them that makes me looks twice. However, I will admit that my expertise in carthaginian and roman provincial coins is limited, so some extra help would be appreciated! Are these fantasy fakes, or the real thing? Many thanks!
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