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1901 Prussia 5 Mark - Wilhelm II Counterfeit
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I would like some opinions about this piece.
Would it be a modern counterfeit? Antique counterfeit?
Its data: 39.1mm x 3.9mm x +-24g Reeded Edge

Catalog data (Krause): 38mm x 3mm x 27.7g, Lettered Edge

As you can see there's a fingerprint imprinted on it.

Any info would be appreciated.

Thank you.


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I'm going to speculate that it is about 40 years old at least.  It is not very deceptive at all and does not look like a modern manufactured piece and not Chinese.

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Interesting. Considering this coin isn't worth much in any state other than BU(MS? Uncirculated?) I couldn't see a modern fake in this condition unless it was some sort of experiment. Possibly a contemporary fake? Or just a very heavily circulated genuine coin?

Here is a real uncirculated coin(although a 2 mark) . Notice the edge is ridged. 



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