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Old 06-11-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Fake "Capture of" Campaign Medals

Erik,

I can't guarantee that it is indeed genuine. Authenticating from scans in not an exact science.

I have seen original campaign medals with this unusual pebbling.

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Old 06-11-2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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Thank You for the help. I'm glad that it could be original ( if it is a fake then it is really good). I will put it back in my campaign medal collection. :)

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Old 06-11-2006, 08:14 PM   #3
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Erik,

Here's an idea - if you have access to a digital scan and caliper, could you weight (in grams, without the suspension and the link) and measure it (diameter and thickness in mm).

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Old 06-12-2006, 09:21 AM   #4
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The scale I have can't read tenths of grams but is quite exact.
The medal is about 32.3mm in diameter, 3mm thick. Ring is 5.8mm and 1.5mm in diameter.
It weighs about 19g.

I will link to some better pictures of the medal, since most of them are too big to attach.

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Old 06-12-2006, 07:04 PM   #5
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Erik,

Thanks for the measurements and the scans. It is indeed very heavily pebbled and it is also too heavy. I am :confused:, but I still can't call it an fake without reservations.

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Old 06-13-2006, 04:37 AM   #6
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Thank You for the help. Hopefully some day in the future we will know for sure. :)

By the way. I got this medal from E in Dec 2002.

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
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Two Budapest medals

The medal on the left (never mind the strange grease that refuses to come off) is thinner and lighter and, as shown in the third scan, has a surface defect (a sign of casting?). The one on the right looks better to me apart from the ring and I am not sure if it is crisp enough for it's age. Measurements:
Left: weight (without link) 15.6g, diam. 32.44mm, thickness 2.14-2.2mm
Right: weight (without link) 17.01g, diam. 32.16mm, thickness 2.76mm.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:58 AM   #8
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Sergei,

I don't like the medal on the left. The one on the right is good I think.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:39 AM   #9
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Sergei,

I believe that the medal on the left is a cast fake with one of the worst rings I have ever seen.
Now, about the one on the right, it doesn't seem to be very crisp at all, which, to me, is a worry. Can you please post better scans of the medal on the right.

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Old 02-20-2007, 02:15 PM   #10
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Thanks. If not better then at least bigger scans of the medal on the right in the previous post.
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