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Austria Ducat (Counterfeit)  1752
Austria Ducat (Counterfeit) 1752

Apparently it was not that long ago that Reader's Digest magazine ran a promotion and produced a bunch of replica coins that look like Austrian gold ducats. Most have a date of 1752. Some carry no date. You can see an extensive discussion of this coin on CoinTalk.

Genuine ducats are things of elegant beauty. In the comparison below, check the overall crisp appearance and intrinsic appeal of the genuine coin from Stacks Bowers to the mushy and lifeless appearance of the fake.

Especially in this day and age of high-tech counterfeits, is it absolutely necessary that any serious collector deal with fully reputable, nationally recognized coin dealers. A quick peek at CoinQuest's Counterfeit Collection will sober any prospective buyer of rare and valuable coins.


CoinQuest thanks Stacks Bowers for use of their coin image.

Coin: 9495 , Genre: Central Europe North South
Requested by: Lisa, Mon, 14-Nov-2011 15:32:49 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Fri, 06-Dec-2013 18:51:45 GMT
Reviewed by CoinQuest -- Appraisal ok., Fri, 06-Dec-2013 18:51:45 GMT
Requester description: I know little of its origin only that it was found in a box of belongings from my Danish Grandmother's house. It is 2cm diametre and 1mm thick. The face of the coin has an emblem style decoration with two swords being pointed downwards either side. Text on the face is as follows: TU Domine Spes Mea (no date) Back of coin depicts (I think) a female head with long hair. Text: FRANC . D . G . R . I. S A . GER . IER . REX.
Tags: austria ducat counterfeit reader readers i origin only square suared squarish boxed squared boxes squares box denmark danmark damnark dankse dansk danske danmarks danish house houses cabin cm 2 1 an emblem emblams emblim emblems style stylized two sword sworeds swords broadsword down downwards downward follow follows following tu spes mea woman empress lsdy femal women lady female feminine womans females womens ladys princess girl ladies head hair hairdo hairline franc francs frank fancs ger ier rex coat arms coats crests insignia crest creast shield eagle double headed oneheaded heads crown crowned tiara crwon crpwn crowns tiarra crowning tiera

  

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