gold angel metal detector find real or fake?
hi does anyone know if this is real?
Something like that needs to be reported to your local finds liason officer (FLO) at the portable antiquities scheme (PAS).
They will evaluate it for you and assess if its geniune. At a guess I'd say it is if you dug it up out the ground as base metal counterfeits do not come out the ground like that unless they where planted there as a prank recently.
If thats gold then you should report it within 14 days but i guess if your a responsible detectorist you should know all this. Hopefully you've already done that.
Very cool. The image below shows a genuine Richard III angel, which is the closest I could find to the pattern on your coin. The genuine piece comes from Spink ( https://www.spink.com/ ) and CoinQuest thanks them for use of their coin photo. It sold for (are you ready?) $16000 US dollars during a 2016 auction.
We photoshopped your coin below the Spink coin. I am sure you can see the departures in pattern between the two, and those differences disqualify your coin as genuine. Another feature of the genuine coin is the sharpness of the imagery, which is mushy on your coin. It is a replica, although I could not find a similar replica on Google. A super neat find, nevertheless.
There is a good page on these here:
and our CoinQuest page on gold angels has weights and other important info, here: