2015 Australian Funnel-Web Spider 1 Ounce Silver Coin

Notable Differences

  1. The spider and the queen's portrait are both produced with a highly reflective finish on the counterfeit coin, where they have a matte finish much closer to the field finish on the genuine coin.
  2. The lettering around the outside of the coin on both the obverse and reverse is raised on the counterfeit, where it is recessed into the coin surface on the genuine example.

Discussion & Detection

The lettering being raised on the counterfeit and recessed on the genuine coin make this fake quite simple to identify.  Our counterfeit sample was also slightly under weight.

Additional Info

  • Brand: Perth Mint
  • Metal: Silver
  • Shape: Round
  • Nominal Weight: 1 Troy Ounce
  • Year: 2015
  • Denomination: $1
  • Genuine Weight (g): 31.42
  • Counterfeit Weight (g): 30.90
  • Genuine Diameter (mm): 40.59
  • Counterfeit Diameter (mm): 40.00
  • Genuine Thickness (mm): 2.77
  • Counterfeit Thickness (mm): 3.19
  • Genuine Edge Type: Reeded
  • Counterfeit Edge Type: Reeded
  • Genuine Material: 999 Silver
  • Counterfeit Material: Silver Plated, Brass Core

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