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« on: April 20, 2017, 12:20:34 pm »

I'm new to coin collecting and I've been reading up a lot.  I'm interested in purchasing this coin from an antique dealer in Israel.  He's has the paper work from Israel Antiquites Authority and I've had friends and professors purchase from him in the past.

I'm wondering if this is real or fake and I'm having a hard time figuring out the date.  I"m new to reading dates on these coins. 

I'd love some help identifying this coin.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 02:15:15 pm »

Here you find a paper with pictures of these shekels for nearly each year: https://issuu.com/cngcoins/docs/cohen_dca_supplement_2014
Perhaps you will find your's  Smiley .

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 07:38:10 pm »

Late Tyre shekels like this are always a problem to read--the inscriptions were very carelessly cut.
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:42:25 pm »

These are also very popular = often faked. 
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