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ПОЛУШКА 1751 fake or genuine


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I purchased this POLUSHKA from eBay. I just received it. It does not feel genuine to me. There are these shiny spots around the eagle and on the other side which could be interpreted as remnants of mint luster however they are way too shiny for the coin this old and they look more like some sort of metal coating. Also the coin does not produce this characteristic jingling sound when dropped on the hard surface as copper coin would. On the other hand if this is a copy it is very convincing. Also what would be the reason to invest significantly into making the copy of such cheap coin? May be I am wrong, just got overexcited and coin is genuine? What do you think? Please look at the pictures.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Nothing initially throws off suspicion until I look at the colour - very similar to some fake Large Cents that come in from China everyday. It has that has been heated in an oven or furnace look to age it look to it that is a bit unsettling to me. Also it doesn't appear to have any real weakness in strike or even real wear that you would expect these to have.

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I purchased this POLUSHKA from eBay. I just received it. It does not feel genuine to me. There are these shiny spots around the eagle and on the other side which could be interpreted as remnants of mint luster however they are way too shiny for the coin this old and they look more like some sort of metal coating. Also the coin does not produce this characteristic jingling sound when dropped on the hard surface as copper coin would. On the other hand if this is a copy it is very convincing. Also what would be the reason to invest significantly into making the copy of such cheap coin? May be I am wrong, just got overexcited and coin is genuine? What do you think? Please look at the pictures.

Thanks in advance.

I see nothing out of the ordinary here. In years past, though not of late, I

saw quite a few Russian copper coins that had been re-colored. This was

perhaps done before 1917 to “improve” the looks of a coin.

 

RWJ

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