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Russian 3 ruble 1828

I wonder if this is a genuine coin 

Weight 10.3

Composition platinum

I suspect the eagle's left leg , it is somehow thin at the point that connects to body.

I appreciate your kind answers

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  • I mean it looks as if it is disconnected from the body.is it normal in these coins?

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  • Hi

    Congratulations! Yes it is genuine  coin.

    In the pictures below you can see it is normal in these coins , in fact it is their correct design. This coin is very rare and worths around 20 thousand US dollar 

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      • El niño
      • El_nino
      • 9 mths ago
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      Thanks.

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  • Hi En & Vladimir ---

    Wow. Super nice. 10.35 grams is the correct weight. I presume you have taken the coin for XRF analysis, and the result came back platinum.

    I brushed up my photoshop skills and made the attached side-by-side comparison of El niño's coin and a genuine coin (a proof) which sold for $10000 US dollars in a November 2021 auction. Check the details closely.

    Something is clearly suspect about the strike of En's coin. The obverse (with eagle) is extremely weak, and the reverse looks a little mushy. If genuine, the obverse does not look like normal wear on the high points. Instead, it looks like a weak test strike, where the dies did not compress the planchet enough to form a sharp, raised pattern. You can see an example of this here:

    https://coinquest.com/cgi-bin/cq/coins.pl?coin=5005

    En's eagle's left leg looks very similar to the genuine coin.

    The genuine coin's strike is amazing. It is a proof coin, so a super-sharp strike is what you would expect. Two things bother me about the reverse: (1) the embellishment above the date looks different, and (2) the vertical spacing of the embellishment, date, and СПБ mint mark if off on En's coin compared to the genuine proof.

    All in all, I cannot fully agree with Vladimir about authenticity. But I am not sure, and could easily be wrong. En's coin is close enough to genuine that it should go for authentication, grading, and encapsulation by PCGS, NGC, or ICG.

    Hope it's real!!!

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      • Vladimir
      • Vladimir
      • 9 mths ago
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      Paul Richards 

      I think  it is genuine  because  its details  matches  those that are graded and sold.

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      • Vladimir
      • Vladimir
      • 9 mths ago
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      Paul Richards 

      Please look at this sample picture taken from a reputable  numismatic site ... it is the same as En coin regarding  spacing as you mentioned, so we can say that En's coin is authentic one.

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      • Vladimir
      • Vladimir
      • 9 mths ago
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      Vladimir 

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  • Thanks for elaboration on the matter.

    But there are pictures out there that shows details of my coin as you mentioned are correct... besides your coin is proof and naturally must be different in sharpness keep that in mind.

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      • Vladimir
      • Vladimir
      • 9 mths ago
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       this coin is 100%  genuine 

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