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 Posted 07/26/2010  10:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add aladinslamp to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
for $15 bucks he got 3 1906 walkers and more to boot!! I think he looted this guy!!
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 Posted 07/26/2010  10:36 pm  Show Profile Check vermontensium's eBay Listings Check vermontensium's eCrater Listings Bookmark this reply Add vermontensium to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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The sellers were Chinese

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.

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 Posted 07/26/2010  11:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mrh757 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For those that have not seen the Chinese mints here is some pics!

http://coins.about.com/od/worldcoins/ig/Chinese-Counterfeiting-Ring/Chinese-Fake-Coin-Minting.htm
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 Posted 07/27/2010  7:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dcreek1968 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like an interesting waste of $15 unless you are into collecting fake chinese coins. Then this might be a gold mine. I like the comment, "not only are they fakes, but they are bad fakes". Now that says it all.
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 Posted 07/28/2010  12:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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fcrazo said:
Though I have not sent them to a lab, I would not handle them. Pay attention to the news and you hear about the toxic Chinese jewelry. Enough said.

Agree there. Whatever they're made of, they're not made of silver. If the coin sounds the same as a silver coin when dropped (and especially if the weights are near-correct) then it's an alloy that's similar in density to silver; the easiest way to get the density up that high is to add lots of lead to the mix. I wouldn't let the littlies play with them.
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 Posted 07/28/2010  10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add splatto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like an interesting waste of $15


It's funny this is still being said, even after I said he bought them knowing they were fake.


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If the coin sounds the same as a silver coin when dropped (and especially if the weights are near-correct) then it's an alloy that's similar in density to silver; the easiest way to get the density up that high is to add lots of lead to the mix


That's good information, thanks, I'll be sure to pass it on
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 Posted 07/28/2010  11:07 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hc8604 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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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.


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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.
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 Posted 07/28/2010  1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add splatto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just do the research and don't let people buy coins for you.

he bought them for himself.


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I am of Chinese decent... so the coins I own are automatically fake?

Just do research and don't let people make coins for you :)
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 Posted 07/28/2010  9:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hc8604 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Just do research and don't let people make coins for you :)

Dude,
Stop it. It is not funny the second time.
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 Posted 07/29/2010  1:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add splatto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Kowabunga, Dude! It wasn't funny the first time.
Sorry to distract you from your Ninja Turtles reruns but I appreciate your input in the thread.
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