Poland Sigismund III
Can anyone tell me about this coin.... I have all but given up trying to find anything similar online...and am now beginning to think it is a fake.
Images as you see above
All information appreciated
Hi! It seems to be a Sigismund III Vasa thaler, 1631. This is a similar coin that i found online(
https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=lot&sid=1260&lot=332 ) ,but if it's a fake or not or it's real value i think Paul Richards( moderator) will give you more information. All the best!
Thank you, Paul!
I am very new at this - struggled for ages trying to find an identical image online (not knowing anything about the coin and thereby being able to take the easy route) - everything I saw didn't show the full right arm - hence my concern that it was a fake...
First, please read our page on these wonderful coins. There are several pictures and explanations that are important to your research. Approximate values are also shown:
Read here >>> http://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins?main_coin=16486
As you have already seen, these coins come with many (many!) variations in pattern. The image below shows two genuine coins with approximately the same patterns, but different in small ways. It also shows your coin. Check out the similarities and differences:
Your coin looks tantalizingly genuine, but it will clearly take a professional authenticator to make a final decision. If you got your coin from eBay last week, it is probably a fake. If you've had it in your family for the past 50 years, it is probably genuine.
Consider sending it to one of these third-party coin houses: PCGS, ICG, NGC, or ANACS. Look them up on the Internet.
NEVER CLEAN A COIN. CLEANING RUINS VALUE.
Please let us know how you make out.