How to identify authentic silver coins from 16th and 17th century?

So I'm interested in buying some Britannia silver coins from the 16th and 17th century, however I'm unsure how to identify through images whether the auctions are authentic. Are there tell tale signs which indicate that the coin is real or not?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I would never spend a large sum of money of an uncertified coin especially on a site like eBay. The link is a price guide for British coins, and it goes back quite a few years. I would say the best thing to do might be to study books and photos of the coins as well as the actual coins if you can find some. I hope that helps.

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