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China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« on: April 24, 2012, 10:17:04 PM »
Hi

Does anyone know if this is genuine or fake? Note on the spelling mistake on the box. I've compared to some other pictures in ebay and they do look similiar, unless it turned out to be a fake too. Appreciate replies








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Re: China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2012, 10:41:46 PM »
That's interesting, especially if it's genuine. The China mint might have been expected to make mistakes like that in the 1970's to 1990's, but in 2012, it's an oddity.

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Re: China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2012, 10:53:38 PM »
badon, indeed, I've examined it carefully, it looks well striked with detail.
I'm still an amateur in examining coins

My opinion
- strike details are well present, and not vague
- water mark present @ COA when held under light
- COA material doesn't feel A4 ish
- even if it were to be faked, tooling cost for mould & die for this kind of detail wouldn't be worth fabricating assuming the sell ability of this size?

All above are valid except if the whole set is a top grade fake?
any signs that i should check further on?

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Re: China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 11:08:40 PM »
I think the best thing we can do is start collecting data on these coins, and sharing it with each other. As we see more sets, we'll be able to figure out which ones are genuine and which ones are not (if any). If you want, you can give permission for the CC to collect your photos, here:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=5260.0

Then, we can get your photos published, and hopefully compare to more photos as they roll in.

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Re: China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 11:15:43 PM »
definitely badon, you are welcome to link the pics, if it's all well worth for the community here

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Re: China 2012 Dragon 1 Kilo Silver - Fake or Real
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 11:46:59 PM »
If you could give your permission here, it would help us keep track of who has granted permission:

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=5260.0

Thanks a bunch!