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Italy 2 euro 2003 - error?

Post by melitikus » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:30 pm

I found this Italian 2 Euro Coin, the inner part is very silvery it’s almost the same colour as the outer ring. Do you think it’s a fake, an error or became like this by wear and tear? - Links to the image below!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3079/256 ... 1213017776

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/256 ... f1.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/256 ... 36.jpg?v=0

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Post by suntzu » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:05 pm

I do believe that someone cleaned it with vinegar or lemmon ...
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Post by anto989 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:48 pm

no,it's surely a fake
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Post by melitikus » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:52 pm

suntzu wrote:I do believe that someone cleaned it with vinegar or lemmon ...
i dont think metal colour goes by cleaning, unless it is plated

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Post by bhoeyb » Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:34 pm

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It's a fake coin.

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Post by Jes » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:18 pm

Yes. That's wright. There are two posibilities: Cleaned or fake.

Please, look at the edge of the coin and tell us if you see something "strange" or unusual there... :?
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Post by melitikus » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:18 am

Jes wrote:Yes. That's wright. There are two posibilities: Cleaned or fake.

Please, look at the edge of the coin and tell us if you see something "strange" or unusual there... :?
the edge looks fine

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Post by debemaks » Tue Jun 10, 2008 8:44 am

I've a fake 2€ from Germany, both the metals are weak, and looks blured, the edge give me the idea of absolute fake, neither vertical lines nor engraving at all but a lots of wear! I keep it as a trophy! IMHO it doesn't seems to me too fake... :roll:
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Post by Jes » Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:46 am

melitikus wrote:
Jes wrote:Yes. That's wright. There are two posibilities: Cleaned or fake.

Please, look at the edge of the coin and tell us if you see something "strange" or unusual there... :?
the edge looks fine
If the edge is fine, perhaps it is just a cleaned coin. (Maybe acid such as vinager, lemon... or something more strong)

Acid attaks the coins and make it look bad, with a different colour. Then, after some months, the coin seems to be dirty not shiny... :?
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