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Offline Antonis

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Dragon dollars
« on: June 13, 2016, 12:47:41 PM »
Hello everybody ,this is my firsts post
Is there any coin genuine in the photos or everything fake?


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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2016, 12:51:44 PM »
And

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 03:00:35 PM »
Hello Antonis,

Your profile places you somewhere in the United States. Most of the genuine coins should weigh about 27 grams or just under an ounce (28.35g). You can probably weigh them with a small scale or use the postal scale at the US Post Office self-service center. Most of the copper-nickel replicas will weigh in the low 20's, say 22 to 24 grams (0.77 to 0.84 oz).

Cull the low weight specimens. Then present the remaining to save time. Strictly based on color, genuine specimens is a low probability.

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 03:25:31 PM »
Hello Tom and thank you for helping

I live in Greece .
All coins weight over 30gramms.
The big ones (coin silver sanvple)are~ 36 gr.
Everything else is weighting 31~33 gr..
There is only 1 that weights 22 gr (7 mace and 2 candareens)

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 04:46:39 PM »
And this weights over 42 grams

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2016, 05:28:34 PM »
Hello Antonis,

The coins with the surrounding border of "Coin Silver Sample Circulation No" are sold as museum quality replicas.  The 42+ gram disk is a British trade dollar replica.

The 31-33 gram coins are tael denomination replicas. Authentic taels weigh around 37.3g.
The 22 gram coin is a 7 mace and 2 candareens (7M+2C) replica . Authentic 7M+2C weighs around 27g.

It is a high probability that all the replicas are copper-nickel not silver alloy because copper-nickel is a less dense metal than typical silver coinage.

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2016, 09:37:49 PM »
I think all of them are fake. You may use a magnet to check.

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2016, 10:41:21 AM »
Thank you for helping.
I checked all the coins with magnet and only one failed the test (7m+ 2c)

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Re: Dragon dollars
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2016, 01:59:37 AM »
These are all recently made fake coins, of poor quality, sold on the streets in China and even in flea markets in the USA. They are not silver; often have a steel core, with copper-nickel plating. Some of them are weird inventions which never existed, including all the pieces with garbled English inscription around the coin.