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Old 28-02-22, 08:49 PM
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Default Gloucestershire cap badge

I picked up this badge with the assumption it was likely a restrike/repro/fake. As a repro decorative piece, (which I had a use for), the price seemed fair, and I thought I could use it to help me start the learning process of trying to tell fakes from authentic, of which I have just a couple.

However, poking my uneducated (but willing to learn) nose around the interweb and this forum, I have not found any tell-tale red flag that I’ve seen discussed, that this example exhibits, other than that it appears to have never been worn.

I would be much obliged if anyone could point out any giveaways that this is indeed a fake - or not. I appreciate your time and assistance. Thank you!
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Hello novicecollector, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Welcome.

Looks a fine badge to me.
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Old 01-03-22, 01:47 PM
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I can see noting wrong with it - the rear definition is good, it's not got the die flaw on the top edge of the tablet and the slider looks a period shape.
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Welcome to this great forum, plenty of knowledgable collectors here to help, and as said the cap badge looks a good genuine example.

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Old 01-03-22, 03:46 PM
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Fantastic. Thank you all for your time and sharing your expertise!
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I can see noting wrong with it - the rear definition is good, it's not got the die flaw on the top edge of the tablet and the slider looks a period shape.
Is there also a die flaw on fakes below the bottom edge of the tablet underneath the E and above the leaf?
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Old 01-03-22, 10:51 PM
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Is there also a die flaw on fakes below the bottom edge of the tablet underneath the E and above the leaf?
On some, yes. But with the caveat that there are known repros from other dies which do not exhibit that particular trait e.g. the below.
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Fantastic! Thank you all for your time and sharing your expertise. I’m glad I got a good un.
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