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Looks real, but we have a hammered expert on here that will give a better guess than I could.

 

Do you have the size and weight in grams and millimeters? (nobody seems to use anything but metric in the coin world, lol)

 

Also, why do you feel it could be a counterfeit? Did you purchase it for a very low price, or from a "iffy" ebay seller?

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Looks genuine to me.

 

1570 Sixpence, mint mark coronet, intermediate bust with ear showing of the Third Issue.

 

 

Speak of the devil. How goes it Clive? :ninja:

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Looks real, but we have a hammered expert on here that will give a better guess than I could.

 

Wasn't sure if that referred to myself or not. ;)

 

 

Things are not going too bad thanks Vfox. Just picked up some books from eBay HQ in Richmond including a Swedish book all about Anglo-Saxon pennies which was published in 1881. :ninja:

 

And yourself?

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Lizzie Sixpence - not many fakes??

 

Nowhere near as many Lizzy Sixpence fakes as there are Shillings and there are so many more fakes in the Anglo-Saxon coinage due to Ashmore's influences...

 

This might be of interest: http://www.coinpeople.com/index.php?showtopic=23232

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Wasn't sure if that referred to myself or not. ;)

 

 

Things are not going too bad thanks Vfox. Just picked up some books from eBay HQ in Richmond including a Swedish book all about Anglo-Saxon pennies which was published in 1881. :ninja:

 

And yourself?

 

I am well, thank you. I love old numismatic material, I'm rather jealous about that purchase!

 

Although I am no expert, I fancy myself a fairly learned counterfeit detector. When it comes to hammered coinage I certainly must bow out of the lime-light. However, I am profoundly interested in counterfeits because of how they have influenced so much of the economy and law enforcement over the last several thousand years. I love the interplay of the artist, crook, and authorities regarding them. It's one of the more interesting realms of numismatics if you ask me. Not that I condone it of course, but I certainly find the whole situation interesting.

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its about 25-26MM, real silver, and i was just inquiring, i got it a a decent price, not to cheap, I was impressed with quality of the portrait and i havent seen any fake sixpence coins around so i was just looking for your opinions as to if this coin looks genuine. Also I have just recently began coin collecting again, so any additonal information on this coin would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help guys....

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...so any additonal information on this coin would be greatly appreciated.

 

Well there is not much more than I can say to be honest... :ninja:

 

 

1570 Sixpence, mint mark coronet, intermediate bust with ear showing of the Third Issue.
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