The replica Roman coin that fooled a museum

Nov 1971: Nine-year-old Fiona Gordon realized that the supposedly ancient Roman coin on display at the South Shields Museum was actually a promotional replica given away by a soft drinks company, Robinsons.

Newport News Daily Press - Nov 3, 1971

I'm pretty sure that the coin below is similar (if not identical) to the one that was on display at the museum. In 1971, Robinsons sent these coins to anyone who mailed in enough bottle caps. (Source:

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 22, 2022
     Category: Imitations, Forgeries, Rip-offs and Faux | Money | Soda, Pop, Soft Drinks and other Non-Alcoholic Beverages | 1970s | Ancient Times

Should have taken it to the Pawn Stars' shop! 😉
Posted by Brewvet on 02/23/22 at 04:01 PM
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