Reproduction coins or replica coins are now popular for collectors.
For minimal cost you
can purchase gold, silver or ancient or
rare coins. Manufacturing techniques have improved over the years so now the
coins are so realistic.
Obviously gold and silver coins are underweight compared to an
Replica coins make ideal gifts or to add to your collection
Advantage is entry point in that a reproduction coin is only
fraction cost of the real coins
A replica is an exact detailed reproduction of the original
coin is size and fine detail and thickness.
Imitation gold coin might have certificate that it is 99.9%
pure 24karat gold plated, this might be true but equivalates to less than 0.05
Gold coins need to be triple gold plated to obtain natural
golden gold color.
Ancient Chinese coins have been reproduced for