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Is my sovereign EDWARD VII gold coins is fake?

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    Posted: 26 Sep 2010 at 9:37am
I have a some EDWARD VII gold coins from 1902 - 1905.
The official specification for that coins is:
Diameter :22.05 mm
thickness: 1.52 mm
Weight: 7.98 gram

My question is if this specification is really supposed to be accurate because some of the coins that I have are with diamter with just a little bit above 22.20 mm and the thickness is less than 1.52 (~1.45 mm). The weight is indeed 7.98 gram in all of them.

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I would be very cautious if I were you, to tell for sure you need to test the coins Specific Gravity in order to tell if the coins are actually made of gold. It is very common for counterfeiters to alter the dimensions of the coins they fake so that they weigh the correct amount. I would not get your hopes up they are quite possibly fake. 


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