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#1

eve0001
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27 June 2018 09:38 pm

Hi members, I found this florin a while ago. Could anyone tell me what was done to the letters F, L and slightly O.
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Thanks eve

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silver
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27 June 2018 11:38 pm

If it was heat you would think the surface area between the F&L and the Crown would have been affected as well. glasses


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#3

shakergt
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28 June 2018 12:31 am

Looks like some ware markings. The other thing I can think of is a damaged die in the processing of the coin. If that is the case it will add value to it. You would have to get it checked out by a professional to be sure

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Wally69
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28 June 2018 12:51 am

Die error on a very nice condition coin.......one for the pool room cool

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Gilly47
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28 June 2018 01:24 am

looks like solder

ray


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#6

eve0001
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02 July 2018 06:22 pm

Well, the coin had been casted to copy the original, interesting thing was that they tested it for purity aswell and it was 94% silver. Oh well no die error.

Cheers eve

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BigWave
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02 July 2018 06:34 pm

I'm with Gilly47. I reckon someone started to silver solder it, but messed it up big time.


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#8

eve0001
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02 July 2018 06:47 pm

Yeah, I don’t think it’s been casted it’s to good

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Thylacine
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03 July 2018 09:54 am

Was it cast for the jewellery trade? As soon as I saw it I said it's a cast, all the wear is in the wrong places and you can see pits from high spots on the mould. It is a fair casting, but, it would never pass for a die struck coin if somebody was to take a good look at it. Fake coins are meant to pass as change, this way they go unnoticed. Casting a pre decimal means it will be immediately scrutinised, which is not what a forger wants. The colour looks a little off and the purity is high, have you taken it to a coin dealer? Fakes 'are' collectable in their own right, seeing this is a 'war years' coin two things come to mind, criminal activity, someone trying to rid themselves of silver by casting coins (would account for the purity) and lastly the Japanese produced "invasion money" notes, to be used in a conquered Australia. It remains a mystery........

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eve0001
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03 July 2018 05:33 pm

Yeah that intriguing info thylacine, several coin dealers confirmed its been casted. the coin now has some kind of providence and glad to have somthing confirmed.

Cheers eve


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