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YQQYQQ Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

I recently received this ever so tiny coin.
Please see images and details on the images
Is it real or simply a token?
This coin is not octagonal.
Thank you for your help

Today is the first day of the rest of my life


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    WeissWeiss Posts: 9,935 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not an expert by any means. But my thoughts:
    Not a real fractional gold piece. Likely a jeweler's token made in the 1930s out of low karat gold.

    We are like children who look at print and see a serpent in the last letter but one, and a sword in the last.
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    EastonCollectionEastonCollection Posts: 1,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Its not a California fractional gold coin that is part of the BG book. It considered a token coin and not made in the 1860s but probably made in the 30s or so.

    Easton Collection
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    CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,557 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Token made in the 20th Century, probably before World War Two.

    Numismatist. 50 year member ANA. Winner of four ANA Heath Literary Awards; three Wayte and Olga Raymond Literary Awards; Numismatist of the Year Award 2009, and Lifetime Achievement Award 2020. Winner numerous NLG Literary Awards.
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    YQQYQQ Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you fellows..
    Was hoping for the real thing :o

    Today is the first day of the rest of my life
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    Insider2Insider2 Posts: 14,452 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Lots of these have been on the market lately and they are of very recent manufacture. One TPGS describes the "new ones" as tokens, CA Fractional replicas.

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Not real California fractional... have you had it tested for gold content? Cheers, RickO

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    YQQYQQ Posts: 3,276 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, i did the chemical test, it is less than 10K gold.
    I received this item from a person who got it from her fathers estate, he left us 20 years ago.
    The piece was in a small envelope and dated Jan 1952. I guess the time he received it.

    It certainly is a conversation piece. However, i think I will put it up on Feebay and see where it goes.

    Today is the first day of the rest of my life

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