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    Counterfeit Coin

    I was going through some more of my brother's stuff and found a coin I could not identify. Turns out it is a counterfeit 5 dollar gold piece. It is struck on a silver planchet and is as old as it dates. There are faint traces of gold plating left on it. Where a real 5 dollar gold coin weighs 8.359 grams this counterfeit only weighs 5.43 grams.
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    Very interesting! I know some contemporary counterfeit coins are worth a little bit of money.
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    So cool!
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    I've been thinking about this counterfeit coin you found. Most counterfeit coins are cast. This coin has been struck on a silver planchet, not cast. Is it possible that it is a mint error of some sort, or maybe made by a mint employee on the sly? I think it would be worth sending off the NGC to be identified/graded. You may actually have something that is quite valuable! (seriously). Dave.
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic bronze coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 hammered Pfennig from (now) Bavaria
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coins EVER: 1625 4 Sols from Kingdom of Chateau Renaud, France
    1662 15 Kreuzers, Leopold I, Austria
    Best Relics: Bronze Age Arrowheads & Spearhead, 2c Roman silver ring, complete medieval knight's spur (x6)
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Metal Digger View Post
    I've been thinking about this counterfeit coin you found. Most counterfeit coins are cast. This coin has been struck on a silver planchet, not cast. Is it possible that it is a mint error of some sort, or maybe made by a mint employee on the sly? I think it would be worth sending off the NGC to be identified/graded. You may actually have something that is quite valuable! (seriously). Dave.
    I wist it was a valuable coin. According to some knowledgeable people on a Facebook group there are a handful of this variety known and it has a value between $75-&100. If it didn't have the hole it would be twice that. Here's a link to the page. Scroll down about four or five posts to find mine.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/845348399902181
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