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Counterfeit Latvian 2 Santimi 1937 coins in NGC slabs

MedveDMedveD Posts: 35 ✭✭
edited July 13, 2021 12:39AM in World & Ancient Coins Forum

A few NGC slabbed fake coins:
NGC MS63BN № 3352292-010
NGC MS61BN № 3212458-001
NGC MS62BN № 5775215-023
You can recognize this fake by a small stripe on a leaf under the coat of arms. It is also easy to detect by checking the weight of a coin. Original coins usually have a weight = 1.98 - 2.01 g. Fake coins can be 1.90 - 2.60 g. Usually, all these fakes have BN colour and not very high grades.

There is a very good article exist about these coins and possible fakes (Russian Language)

This coin has a limited mintage (44600 pcs) because of mistake. Planchets were 19 mm instead of 19.5 mm

Name: Mihail Božko From: Riga, Latvia Languages: Russian, English
WWW: My site
Main Numismatic Interests: The Baltic States, Euro coins, USSR, Modern Russia

Comments

  • TwoKopeikiTwoKopeiki Posts: 9,500 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Превед, Медвед! Good info. Thank you for sharing the article!

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 7,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow out of my area. Who would bother to fake such a low denomination coin. Is it valuable numismatically?

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  • MedveDMedveD Posts: 35 ✭✭

    @7Jaguars said:
    Wow out of my area. Who would bother to fake such a low denomination coin. Is it valuable numismatically?

    Low denomination doesn't mean low rarity or low value. Usual coin price without slab starts from 30-40 € for VF-XF coin

    Name: Mihail Božko From: Riga, Latvia Languages: Russian, English
    WWW: My site
    Main Numismatic Interests: The Baltic States, Euro coins, USSR, Modern Russia

  • mkman123mkman123 Posts: 6,849 ✭✭✭✭

    whoa very interesting. Someone should inform NGC

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  • MedveDMedveD Posts: 35 ✭✭

    @mkman123 said:
    whoa very interesting. Someone should inform NGC

    They didn't listen, They don't care

    Name: Mihail Božko From: Riga, Latvia Languages: Russian, English
    WWW: My site
    Main Numismatic Interests: The Baltic States, Euro coins, USSR, Modern Russia

  • MedveDMedveD Posts: 35 ✭✭

    The site was Blocked, but here still have a chance to read

    Name: Mihail Božko From: Riga, Latvia Languages: Russian, English
    WWW: My site
    Main Numismatic Interests: The Baltic States, Euro coins, USSR, Modern Russia

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