Discussion in 'Numismatics' started by ozcopper, Mar 7, 2020.
Is This Holey Dollar Real? And if it is, what is it's estimated value?
Lazy 600k https://coinworks.com.au/New-South-Wales-1813-Holey-Dollar
I was offered to buy the coin from a private seller.
The outer denticles look quite effaced compared to the inner ones. You would think that high points on an old coin would be more or less equally worn.
Toning is not even either
Not necessarily, the coins used to produce the holey dollar were mostly circulated. So it’s likely there would be different wear patterns between the original strike and for want of a better term the ‘counterstamp’ NSW 5 Shilling
I tell you what oz if this is a fake it's a bloody good one. I've held a lot of 8 R's in my hand and I can't fault this one. Do you know if the coin is concaved or flat?
No I don't sorry. I was offered this coin in the 50k to 75k range.
Ah ha I thought so. It ain't fake lol
Well I think a real one would be 200k +
Fresh off the mint uncirculated for sure. But not that one.
Comparing the above to a known Holey Dollar based on an 1809 8 Reales, https://coinworks.com.au/Copy-of-New-South-Wales-Holey-Dollar~14837, the above 'coin' looks very odd.
This may be a fake given what I think are issues with:
the font on the coin being 'too flat'
the design seems very dull and blunt
the pearls in the crown seem worn inconsistent with other areas of the coin
the dots in the legend being too big
the dots being too close to the legend
the legend being too close to the denticles
the denticles being conjoined saw tooth in shape rather than separate with clear lines between them
the 'anchor' at the base of the shield has a round loop, but should be more teardrop
Also, check out some specifications from https://www.sterlingcurrency.com.au...ay-henshall-cut-struck-the-1813-dump-fifteen/
Until provenance can be proven or the coin can be independently verified by a well known dealer, I'd reconsider the offer.
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