Any thought on this.Canadian 25 cent Victoria 1870-1901

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henrysmedford
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Any thought on this.Canadian 25 cent Victoria 1870-1901

Postby henrysmedford » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:00 pm

A member at realcent.org has this post-- Any help would be nice.
This was in an auction lot I recently purchased. What might it be categorized as? Any value here?


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Bill in Burl
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Re: Any thought on this.Canadian 25 cent Victoria 1870-1901

Postby Bill in Burl » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:21 am

I've seen similar items on other coins, but not the neat engrailing. The silver is milled/machined out and lead or lead alloy poured in. Then the etching takes place. You find these with plain backs & no design, as a type of crude counterfeit that weighs something close to silver. I like it and someone has some silver shavings to keep and accumulate.
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