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1933 Wreath crown

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Hi

Looking for info on this wreath crown please. I noticed the strike on the 9 is very weak and the B and T in Brittania are both broken which I found unusual. 

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What does it weigh ?It looks very iffy .

 

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5 hours ago, mick1271 said:

“It looks very iffy”

 

I’m afraid I would agree. This series is rife with forgeries, I think they were pressure cast, and poor mould fill could give this appearance. Also the absent tooth above the T of BRITT. Yes, what is the weight?

Jerry

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Awaiting the weight of it from the owner of the coin. Will update when or if I get it from him guys 👍

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Definitely a modern pressure cast copy. Avoid it like the plague! Weight is no guarantee - the alloy used is pretty much the same density as silver and so the weight is likely to be in the "right" vicinity...

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Just got back to me with weight...not on the scales so he can say anything really, but 28.2 grams it weighs.

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Official cupro-nickel and silver crowns are both nominally 28.2g, so that doesn't mean much. Only something on a thinner flan or made in tin to the correct dimensions would be underweight. The missing elements are far more persuasive for it being a modern replica. Better still, search Chinese sites for more examples.

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