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Coin and Paper Money Collecting/1972 german olympic coin or what?


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I tried my best to take a picture of this weird coin/medallion.I even took it to a local coin shop and they don't know who could have made such a image on the front side of a 1972 Olympic coin.You can see most of the image but maybe not in the pictures i download. The old German guy I got it from tried to destroy it with a chisel.


Hi again Henry,
It's definitely a doctored coin, most likely done in Germany, as they have a history of making such perverted little trinkets. I've attached a picture of what the normal coin looks like.
Unfortunately, it's value is that of the silver content, no collectible premium in damaged condition.
Thanks for the question! =)

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Dmitry Livshits


My specialty is world coins from the 18th to 20th centuries, primarily non-US foreign coins and related areas such as errors and exonumia (tokens, medals, etc.). I can answer questions relating to identification, grading, selling, preservation and evaluation of such items. In addition to catalog value, I can give you the practical market value and trends for specific types of coins. I will also take questions regarding counterfeits (both modern and antique) and on how to identify them. I am NOT knowledgeable in paper money/banknotes, ancient or "shipwreck" coins. Thank you.


Collector of world coins since early childhood. Access to a variety of auction records and reference material. You can also find me on Facebook.

A.S. in Psychology (2006), B.A. in Forensic Psychology (2008), M.A. in Forensic Psychology (2011).

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