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  1. IMHO! So you are trying to say that numerals "17" on 1757 coin are shaped like this because there is underlying "26" from previous (1726) coin in that same place? If so, this does not look to be the case to me. "1" of the date looks like this on many coins, and sometimes "7" have that "tail" on some coins of this period. Besides "6" is bigger in size, wider and closer to the center than "7" on the other coin. IMHO. WCO
  2. IMHO! Overstrike have nothing to do with overdate. Overdate is made on the same die when new date punched over the old one. Here we have two different dies from two different coins, just one coin is struck over another. Best regards, WCO
  3. I did not comment the way you collect your coins, anyone can collect whatever he wants. I just said that finding those 3 coins in choice condition is difficult. Some people with enough money would want to buy those 3 coins in choice grade but unable to locate them. With couple more exceptions (like 1926 5 Kopecks in Proof and 1927 5 Kopecks) the rest of 5 Kopecks is quite easy, just possible to buy for whatever money. WCO
  4. In some Russian catalogs there are listed coins (1 to 5 Kopecks) of 1929 in Proof. I also heard rumors about existence of 1931 silver 10, 15 and 20 Kopecks in Proof (not known Novodels or originals). I am wondering if anyone can provide pictures or credible references that can prove existence of such coins. Thank you in advance.
  5. The challenge is not to obtain 1933-1935(old) 5 Kopecks but to find them in collectible condition. Preferably Unc. IMHO.
  6. Thank you for your opinion, ccg. Is so huge difference in weight (almost 0.8 gram more than nominal) is known for this kind? May be someone else may provide their opinion on authenticity. Thank you.
  7. That someone is me. I purchased the coin and received it today. Now I have doubts, I weighted it and it is 26.38 gram (normal weight in Krause shown as 25.60 gram). But may be that is allowed weight for this kind of coins since their silver content is anywhere between 500 and 880 silver. So I am wondering may be someone knows for sure is this a real (authentic) coin or fake. Any opinion is greatly appretiated.
  8. Anyone knows if this is authentic or not? http://www.ebay.com/itm/140893991451 Thank you in advance.
  9. Thank you for the help. I will ask on other forums too. Still hope someone on this forum will be able to identify the coin.
  10. Thank you for the reply. Somewhat similar looking coins that I found are from Benghal Presidency but not exactly like this one with letters "GR". I need to identify this exact coin.
  11. I am wondering about this gold coin. Country, denomination, year, KM (or other) catalog numbers, may be links to auctions where it was sold. Looks like India but I was unable to find it in catalogs. Thank you. http://i01.expertcollector.com/uploads/0003000793_1.jpg http://i01.expertcollector.com/uploads/0003000793_2.jpg
  12. The plate coin is fine, authentic Novodel, relatively inexpensive and not that desirable because of corrosion. It was for sale for a year or so. Hundreds of collectors and dealers used to see this coin. I remember seeing it on several coin shows. Initially ask price was $1000 but I guess it went down to $600-700 or so. WCO
  13. Something you've never seen: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5335826004&toolid=10001&customid=&ext=110609798138&item=120645927672 WCO
  14. They will learn Russian letters but later, for now they are too busy learning Mandarin.
  15. It is possible that coin corroded after it was slabbed. All it takes just a bit of liquid inside the slab.
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