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Just a quick note ... there are some tremendously good Nevsky fakes on the market at the moment... I recently saw one at a show that passed my examination, as well as a few other long time collectors that were with me.... the ONLY thing that said off the alarm was that it failed the "black light" test.... all enamel was 100% fake.. .. rest of the order looked very good. The order is not in my possession ... so sadly I can't share photos. Dan

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I've had my hands on a Nevsky which had cetain easy to identify as a fake features on the medallion once you are aware of them - perfect gilding.

I've also recently seen a batch of three Nevsky's at a reasonable price which I turned down (at a somewhat reputable numismatic gallery). The medallion and reverse were totally convincing..... and yet, the gilding left somewhat to be desired.

Between the impeccable medallion on 3 of them and the impeccable gilding on the other one, be very wary!

I had forgotten my pen black lighter so I cannot comment on that front! However I have no doubt they would all have turned yellow!

My thoughts anyways!

Jim :cheers:

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Personally I think the outer ring around the centre medallion (the one with the evenly spaced raised dots) may look a little crude. The raised dots don't look that even, and the ring itself looks damaged in a strange way. I think it may show signs of casting. I'm no expert so don't take my word for it, but it's just an observation.

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well, at the first glimpse the Nevsky looks o.k., if we consider, that he is a r.i. according to the low s/n.

The mint mark and the style of the s/n. engraving looks for me also o.k.

The wear is also rather typical.

The enamel dosen't look soooo convincing at the scan, but that might be caused by the photograph :unsure: .

Best regards :beer:


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