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clem.fandango
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« on: February 18, 2020, 11:21:02 am »

Hello everyone,

I recently came into possession of this coin. However, it feels slightly strange to me. It's rather thin, and something doesn't feel quite right. The T on the reverse also seems slightly odd. As I say, I might be imagining it as the size and weight seem OK. However, may I ask for your erudite opinions?

Apologies for the phone photographs; it only arrived today.

At its largest, around 20mm; 6h; 3.60g

Best wishes

C

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Joss
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2020, 07:55:23 pm »

It is a bit odd, but the dies are the same as this one: [LINK TO COMMERCIAL SITE REMOVED BY ADMIN]

The weird T is due to the dot between the M and the T, which merged with the horizontal bar of the T.

The pictures are too blurry to give you a definitive opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2020, 09:02:27 am »

This is a "don't worry, be happy" coin.  Although the photos could be clearer, nothing about the coin is unusual for the type

An image search would show a range of engraving skill for this type, ranging from artistic to "how the heck do you expect me to fit all this stuff on the reverse die, boss?", and thus a variety of techniques for fitting the reverse lettering under the quadriga.
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