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Fake Mexico portrait 8 Reales - same 1787 obv. found w/4 diff. revs.

Not going to write a lot of specifics here. Study the pics (right clock to open images in new tab for full size) and note the identifying matching characteristics, and the similarities/flaws (but also variety) in how the "coins" were executed. A trained eye should really be able to spot these as possible/probable fakes individually (without the cheat sheet of known matching examples).

These types go back 10, 15, even close to 20 years now... and still surface (AND PASS) on eBay semi-regularly as purchases/collections get recycled. For those who have watched eBay carefully the past decade-plus, these have often linked by shared die, style or common source to innumerable other date fake 8R...


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