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Opinion on Guatemalan 1/4 reals bracelet

My friend sent me these photo and asked me for my thoughts, but I know nothing about non-US coins. Please give me your thoughts and opinions about this bracelet. Is all numismatic value negligible because the coins have been soldered together? If so, what is the melt value for the entre thing? All comments are welcome. Thanks!


  • SapyxSapyx Posts: 1,954 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'm not entirely convinced the coins are genuine. Central America has a strong tradition of making replica coins for use in jewellery and tourist souvenirs.

    If genuine, the coins have a melt value of about 50 cents each. Don't know if the chain would likely be silver. You're probably better off getting everything tested.

    The Swiss 5 rappen coin at the end of the long chain definitely isn't silver.

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