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strange fat man coin, fake?
« on: February 25, 2015, 05:27:28 AM »
Hi, I have two fat man coins, one given to me by my in laws and this one. This one seems and feels different to the other one and the edge seems thicker. I found it under the ground along with some qing coins so I assume its an old forgery? I'm guessing it has a silver content or else it would have survived this long.

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Re: strange fat man coin, fake?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2015, 03:59:21 AM »
The first one appears to have been dipped or polished.

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Re: strange fat man coin, fake?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 04:19:35 AM »
So real or fake you think? Seems odd right?

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Re: strange fat man coin, fake?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 05:07:10 AM »
yea seems off but im definitely no expert. the rim seems wide as well

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Re: strange fat man coin, fake?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 12:57:30 AM »
Definitely a fake. Surfaces are unnatural; rim is too wide; probably not the correct weight (should be around 26 grams).

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Re: strange fat man coin, fake?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2015, 01:07:00 AM »
Definitely a fake. Surfaces are unnatural; rim is too wide; probably not the correct weight (should be around 26 grams).

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