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Marsha:
I know that this drachm of Apollonia Pontika originated from a large reputable auction house.   A check of the listed fakes does not include this coin.  Is there a good way to tell the authenticity?

Marsha

Joe Sermarini:
If it came from a large reputable auction house and you have no reason to suspect it, don't post it here for opinions.  Buying from a reputable source is a good way to tell the authenticity.  Reputable sellers use experts to authenticate coins.  Experts are necessary because there is no good easy way to tell the authenticity.   

magnusmaximus:
“”””Experts”””” how you will know who is the expert you can trust????
There are so many experts!
[Name removed by Admin] is a expert with a published books on forgery but can you trust him????????????????????

awl:
You trust the experts on their expertises (how many coins they dealt with, their background in numismatics and their overall knowledge...) Auction houses make sure they hire the best since they know if they begin to make mistakes, their reputation is at stake.

magnusmaximus:
Awl, this is funy: <<how many coins they dealt with, their background in numismatics and their overall knowledge.>>

Just a simple question, how you will know with how many coins they dealt with it and what is their overall knowledge?
There are so many experts here on the internet that say they know it all.

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