Anyway, I believe they were fake because
- The sellers were Chinese
I am of Chinese decent... so the coins I own are automatically fake? lol No wonder the dealer didn't want to buy my coins j/k
Just do the research and don't let people buy coins for you.
Avoid buying any supposed U.S. coins from China. MANY fakes are coming out of there and these sellers are getting wealthy through unethical,shady practices.
...and the cheap labor too. Bribing officials isn't cheap though.