Counterfeits – Richmond, Maltravers, Rose

Richmond Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE RICHMOND – forgery. C.30/P.122. pm=annulet. 5/5 jewels.  Reads CARA. Generally F replaces E in ET and REX.. Believed to have been produced by forgers using redundant James I punches, minus the O or E. Several different privy mark versions exist.

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Richmond Type 4 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE RICHMOND – forgery. C.73..pm= double rose. Beaded harp. Poor crowns and harp. Uneven lettering

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Maltravers 1 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE MALTRAVERS 1 – forgery.C.79/P.233. pm=woolpack/none.  Poor crowns and letters. Reversed N in FRAN. Listed by Peck as ‘possible forgery’

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Maltravers 2 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE MALTRAVERS 2 – forgery. C.80/P.234.pm=bell/bell. Incorrect type of bell, colon stops instead of a.s.p. Poor crowns. Listed by Peck as genuine.

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Maltravers 3 Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE MALTRAVERS 3 – forgery.C.90/P.257.pm=cross patée fitchée/bell. Colon stops instead of a.s.p. Incorrect crowns. Listed by Peck as genuine.

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Rose Forgery

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE ROSE – forgery. C.93B. Reversed N in FRAN. pm=crescent/crescent. Obverse crown over-tall, reverse too small.  No brass wedge.

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Rose Forgery 2

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE ROSE – forgery. C.94A. pm=none?/crescent. Reads CAROIVS. With brass wedge. Poor, uneven lettering. Incorrect style crowns.

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Rose Forgery 3

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COUNTERFEIT cf. GENUINE ROSE – forgery. C.96. copy of type 4b, P.340. pm=crescent/crescent.  Crowns are incorrect, and letter spacing wrong. N.b. The brass insert does not appear on both sides of the coin.

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