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Modern copy of an 1653 English shilling.


There are three key giveaways:


1. Hammered silver coins don't have rims

2. A very porous look often seen on cast pieces

3. The incuse stamped initials WRL indicate it was manufactured by Westair Reproductions Limited (see http://www.westair-reproductions.com/)


BTW, you may wish to consider resizing your photos which not only improves download time, but your own upload time :)

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Yes, these porous surfaces missing any sharp details cry out "I´m a cast repro".


In contrast to others i think these repros are not completely worth- or ueseless as they may inspire peole to get more info about the coins and the era. And often a nice repro is the inly affordable alternative.

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