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  1. You may see the prices of recent sales of the 5 Roubles coin of this year here http://www.m-dv.ru/catalog/id,1656/prohod.html
  2. There were two companies involved in construction of the Suez Canal which issued tokens in 1865: Borel Lavalley and Ch.& A.Bazin. There was also a Societe Cooperative du Canal de Suez bases in Ismailia which issued tokens in 1892. In higher grades all these are pretty scarce. Here are a few samples from my collection: Egypt-Suez-1F-1865.jpg"]http://avscoins.com/Collection/viewlarge.php?id=cEG-45&cat=Egypt&file=[cEG-45]Egypt-Suez-1F-1865.jpg Egypt-Suez-1F-1865.jpg"]http://avscoins.com/Collection/viewlarge.php?id=cEG-217&cat=Egypt&file=[cEG-217]Egypt-Suez-1F-1865.jpg Egypt-(Suez)-5F-18.jpg"]http://avscoins.com/Collection/viewlarge.php?id=cEG-220&cat=Egypt&file=[cEG-220]Egypt-(Suez)-5F-18.jpg
  3. What about the minor details not being visible on this coin? Is it normal for leaves not to be connected to the stem on a coin struck with original dies of a US mint? See e.g. leaves next to 'U' & 'N' in UNITED. Also compare the letter D in this word on the coin above and on any Morgan Dollar 1882 O graded by PCGS or NGC. The lower line on D was strait in UNITED on 1882 O graded coins I found on the net, which is not the case on this coin. Here is a link to a graded coin with good magnification for comparison: http://www.southgatecoins.com/rare-coins/silver-dollars/morgan-silver-dollars/721-1882-o-morgan-silver-dollar-pcgs-ms-65
  4. It might be useful to upload the image of your coin to the specialized Zeno database and ask your question there. http://www.zeno.ru/showgallery.php?cat=1912
  5. KurtS, You might be interested to compare the mintmark on your coin with the one on the coin I sold on eBay a few weeks ago http://avscoins.com/Sold/viewlarge.php?id=NOR-9&cat=Norway&file=[NOR-9]Norway-2-Skilling-1803.jpg
  6. Davenport catalogue would be the most common reference for Archduke Ferdinand Thalers. There are also Austrian specialized books on the Hall mint coinage, but they are not easy to find. There is also enough reference on-line. Here are a few links http://www.mcsearch.info/search.html?search=Ferdinand+Tyrol+Taler+&view_mode=1&en=1&de=1&fr=1&it=1&es=1&ol=1&sort=&c=&a=&l=#3 http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1095341&AucID=1009&Lot=732&Val=0a14b3a0a0ef77b9cb77e0cf98ad01ae http://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotviewer.php?LotID=1087561&AucID=1001&Lot=4045&Val=b8a6b28f6da3f1d5edd921f98568fa9f There are many variants of this Thaler, but the important thing for you would be that all of them weight about 28,4-28,6 g, almost 3 g more than yours. There are other very suspicious things about your coin. The surface has many bubles on it which could be seen inspite of the attempts to scratch the surface and mask them. Bubles usually represent evidence of the coin not being struck, but cast. Also thin lines in the letters of the legend are often invisible on your sample, which happens with cast fakes because liquid metal doesn't get well enough into the finer details of the form. The black crust on your sample could not have appeared in a normal ageing process on the good silver from which original Thalers were struck. One could think that your coin suffered from fire, which might probably explain the black crust, but hypothetic fire does not explain the greenish verdigris coming from copper content, which is higher than was allowed in the original Thalers. Fire would also not explain the lack of 3 g of metal or absence of finer lines in the legend. To sum up I would say that your coin is a fake.
  7. The coin I posted in the Omnicoin gallery is worn enough on obverse to explain 0,07 g deviation from the book weight. Please have a look at another NFLD 1904H 20 Cents coin certified by ICCS, and in particular at the orientation of this coin in relation to the seal of the plastic pocket. http://www.bay.ru/ebay/item/130617294260?&category_id=149938&category_name=twenty-cents&page=1&query=&results_view=list#link It looks like this coin is much closer to medal than coin alignment. It is somehow difficult for me to accept that a renown Canadian third-party grading service would grade a Canadian coin that "does not exist". Maybe the Charlton catalogue missed the medal alignment of NFLD 1904H 20 Cents?
  8. A friend has a Newfoundland 20 Cents 1904 coin with medal alignment. http://www.omnicoin.com/coin/999270 The coin weights 4,64 g and looks original. The Charlton catalogue (at least the 62th edition I have) claims that this coin was issued with coin alignment. At the same time, the Newfoundland 50 cent coin of Edward VII is listed as having both medal and coin alignments. Are there other Newfoundland 20 Cents 1904 coins with medal alignment known? Is there any reference in numismatic literature to such coins with medal alignment?
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