Is it real or fake? Yun-nan Province 7 Mace and 2 Candareens
Hello! This is my first time on this site and I'm really excited. Does anyone know if this coin is real or counterfeit? Also, if it is real, could someone please estimate the value of its worth based on its condition? Thank you friends!!
Hello Sarah --
Take your coin to a jeweler and get a precise weight, to the nearest 0.1 gram. Genuine Yunnan dollars weigh 26.8 grams. If yours weighs that, wham-o, it's genuine. If not, it's a fake.
After looking at 1000s of coins, you start to get a feel for authenticity by the overall quality of the strike and overall appearance of the surfaces. The strike on your coin looks mushy and the surfaces look un-natural. But I could easily be wrong. Internet photos are not suited for coin authentication. The weight will tell.
For pictures of a genuine coin and a fake coin, plus more info and approximate value, go to this page: