Ancient NGC graded coin marked forgery
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I'm not an ancient specialist, but there are many contemporary counterfeits known.  Looks like yours may have a base metal core with a silver wash or foil surface.  They are also called Fourees or Limes counterfeits.  There are articles that propose some of the fourees are actually official or semi official issues.  Hopefully, others with more knowledge can fill in the details.  Assuming you don't have a problem with slabbing ancients (I'm not a fan, but that's just my opinion), there shouldn't be a problem with slabbing fourees

Here are a few links

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourrée

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/bad-money-ancient-counterfeiters-and-their-fake-coins/

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/collectible-or-not-a-study-of-ancient-coin-fourees/

 

 

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8 hours ago, Fenntucky Mike said:

I think it's common practice for NGC to encapsulate "Not Genuine" coins.

No it isn't, but they don't guarantee authenticity on ancients so I guess they went ahead and slabbed it.

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9 hours ago, Conder101 said:

No it isn't, but they don't guarantee authenticity on ancients so I guess they went ahead and slabbed it.

What is the drawback to slabbing a counterfeit and labeling it as such? 

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I guess ancient counterfeit collectors, when they get together and talk, their conversations are like "my fake has only been cleaned probably 20 times, once every 100 years. Yours has been cleaned at least a 100 times, and still has wine stains in the facial area". Interesting piece to me, brings up a lot of questions.. 

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