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Although sometimes you can spot a fake coin from pictures, there is no way to tell for sure if a coin is genuine just by looking at pictures.

 

I don't see anything suspicious about the pictures. Check the weight of the coins and the mintmaster initials on the edge. If these are correct, then they are probably genuine, although I am sure you could find better examples of these since these are two of the most common years.

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Although sometimes you can spot a fake coin from pictures, there is no way to tell for sure if a coin is genuine just by looking at pictures.

 

I don't see anything suspicious about the pictures. Check the weight of the coins and the mintmaster initials on the edge. If these are correct, then they are probably genuine, although I am sure you could find better examples of these since these are two of the most common years.

bobh,

thanks for reply.

As of mintmaster on edge - i couldn't find it. Edge looks like this http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/267/tor5rub.jpg/

As of weight - 4.29-4.31gr ... though my scales are not that good ... margin of error is pretty high

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bobh,

thanks for reply.

As of mintmaster on edge - i couldn't find it. Edge looks like this http://imageshack.us...67/tor5rub.jpg/

As of weight - 4.29-4.31gr ... though my scales are not that good ... margin of error is pretty high

 

The mintmaster's initials should look like this (for 1898 ... Cyrillic "AG" for Apollon Grasgov):

RUSSIA_5_Roubles_1898_edge.sized.jpg

 

In 1904, you should see "AP" (Cyrillic "AR" for Alexander Redko).

 

The weight seems correct to me. 4.3g would be exact; however, most coins show a slight difference of perhaps up to 0.02 +/- for these smaller gold coins. For ten roubles, something like 0.05g was allowed, I believe ... Uzdenikov explains this very thoroughly.

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