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  1. Have them graded 🤣 Ir's as easy as that. Sigi
  2. Not quite,but over the years I upgraded many of them several times and still do... Sigi
  3. I like yours, Josh. it is quite nice. Peter's features and everything else are distinct. It has never been cleaned or doctored and sure would have a lot to tell. It might be an overstrike? Sigi . .
  4. As a general rule can be said that modern fakes are never that worn because they have not seen any circulation. Judging from the pictures the worn coins shown here are genuine. Seeing the edge however would give even more certainty. Sigi
  5. Hi Ian, this is a matter of long experience. I have been specializing in old Russian coins for nearly 5ü years. There are many features. Take for one the letters indicating value and date. I do not succeed inserting links here, don't know why. Do copy it in your browser. It shows pictures of genuine coins auctioned in Russia. Compare and get an idea. Sleeping time for little boys here - Good Night https://www.m-dv.ru/monety-rossii-1700-1917/kid,14/mid,18/nid,36/types.html
  6. Hi my old fried, your 10 kopeck looks pretty good. What makes you think that is is fake? Can you show the edge? it often gives away am otherwise nice looking coin, as many counterfeiters neglect it somewhat. See link for my coins. They are all genuine. Take care, stay safe, Sigi http://www.sigistenz.com link doesn't work. Copy www.sigistenz.com into your browser
  7. Ian, that is indeed a very nice and clear overdate! Congratulations. I'll examine pictures of AM coins closer now. Thank you very much. Sigi
  8. Ian, those are not overstrikes but overdates. Not the whole coin was struck over, only the the cipher "0" was altered on the die. Mostly the overdate is rarer than the plain date. Looking forward to the close up of the date. Cheers, Sigi 😀
  9. Hi Ian, thank you for sharing. Is the 1791 a 1791/0 overdate ? Here is my 1793/2 overdate. Have fun hunting 😀 Sigi
  10. 😀 haha nice joke. BTW - my coins are in BEBA Boxes. I can strongly recommend them. I have used them for at least 50 years, including my very 1st one. They are robust and don't do harm to my coins all of which are raw of course. Sigi - http://www.sigistenz.com
  11. Agreed. Contours should be sharp. Note: Seller does not accept returns. Keep away. Sigi
  12. Congratulations, dear Josh. Nice coins both of them. The 1796 is very interesting. And sure worth the price - in fact it is a bargain!! Sigi
  13. I experienced that, too. Only thing to do is to try again and again....... Sigi
  14. I have been buying from him many times. As he sells most of his Russian coins to Russian buyers, the Russian coins are in Moscow. For non-Russian buyers he has to have the coins sent to Prague first. It takes 2 months or more to finally hold your purchase in hand. But KATZ is reliable, trustworthy. Sigi .
  15. Very interesting theory I know too little of coin production at the time. Maybe the planchet was so uneven that striking did not flatten it smooth ? What counts for me is that the coin's appearance is natural - not caused by heavy corrosion. Not a beauty but interesting. Sigi
  16. The pits in the field is not corrosion - according to Mr Сергей Старовойт, author of Сибирская Монета 1766-1781, they are not uncommon for early uneven flans (1766, 1767). See close up below.
  17. Another important contribution to Russian Numismatics. My sincere felicitations, Sigi
  18. That is a very nice one, St.George is bold as struck. Sigi
  19. Well, here they are, the 2nd one is a novodel. I don't collect novodely but included this one as it came at the price of a business strike Sigi
  20. Thank you, Josh. I'm crossing fingers for you, buddy. Sigi
  21. I did not go for the 2kop1802KM, I have one in my collection, not as nice however. I am still waiting for the 3 coins I won in his March auction. On each reminder he replies that due to the virus they are stuck in his Moscow office. And that he will send them "asap" . Sigi .
  22. A few years ago these would fetch $1000 or more at auctions. Nowadays they cost less than 1/2. Sigi
  23. The crowns are different as well. I don't know which one is scarcer. To get an idea, it would help to compare with m-dv. Sigi
  24. Dear Eugene, here is page 212 which was missing above - excuse the delay, I did not have it here. Sigi
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