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Great Britain Help!!

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I am by no means an expert, but this one has me and a couple of local dealers confused. I am not very computer literate, so if the picture does not work, you will have to trust my description.


Here's what I got. It is a Great Britain penny, it is dated 1887. It is IDENTICAL to the bronze Penny in size and design (KM# 755). But this Penny is silver. We first thought it was a private pattern, but all the patterns that I found from that year have the the crowned Victoria and the cross on the reverse. Anybody have a clue??


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Check the weight. If it matches the weight of a standard bronze penny, it was probably altered, perhaps in the manner described at http://home.att.net/~lfretzin/LbAlchemy.htm


On the other hand, if it has the proper weight for a silver coin of that size, run don't walk to the nearest authenticator!

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