How to tell a fake Spanish coin from a real one.

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How to tell a fake Spanish coin from a real one.

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Looking for info on this coin I acquired year's back and could not find much info about it would love to know if it is real
Spanish silver coin
Spanish silver coin
Spanish silver coin
Spanish silver coin
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The coin weighs 20.84 grams

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The coin weighs 20.84 grams

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Some better photos that are higher resolution, not blurry with better lighting would probably help here.

Have you at least tried tested if it was silver yet? That would be a good first step.

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So in my searching around on google for "coin cross silver spanish OMD" results in some people thinking that this is maybe a "macuquinos" or "cobs", as these irregular Spanish coins are often called (Cited from: https://www.cointalk.com/threads/old-me ... ke.286676/).

Apparently many of these are fakes. You'd have to probably have an expert asses this in person.

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Also, in the future, please make sure you post to the correct forum. You'd probably have better luck getting a response if you posted this to World and Ancient Coin Forum. This is def not a US coin.

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Thanks for all the input guys,not really sure how to test to make sure its silver. You may be right, I need to consult an expert. Thanks again.

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