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Swiss Cantonal issues

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worth
Joined: 2-Oct-2016
Posts: 216
Thinking of collecting some late 1700-earlier 1800 Swiss Cantonal coins but am worried about Chinese counterfeits. eBay would be my source so I would not get to see the coins before buying them. Should the worry of counterfeits deter me or is this such an limited area that a $20 USD Swiss coin from Aargau issued in 1814 not going to be a counterfeit ? Guess my real question is this a heavily counterfeited area or is it of such limited interest that modern counterfeits are not really a concern?
jokinen
Joined: 10-Feb-2013
Posts: 1370
To my best knowledge you should be fine.
apuking Numista team
Joined: 31-Oct-2012
Posts: 3988
Not that many fakes of the Swiss cantons and if then it's usually the larger crown sized silver issues.
Pre 1900 Quality Coins, Medals and Tokens only.
worth
Joined: 2-Oct-2016
Posts: 216
Great news. Thank you for the replies.
jim275
Joined: 26-May-2013
Posts: 88
I agree with the previous posts. You should be fine until you work up to the larger silver pieces. The early shooting thalers are probably the most common fakes.
Numista referee for Switzerland, Swiss cantons

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