OK, I am glad eBay is getting out of the business of selling known counterfeit coins.
Where will this lead? Who determines what is real, and who assumes the risk?
Does that mean eBay might eventually sell only slabbed coins?
Will raw coins themselves be declared fake until proven otherwise?
Just thinking about what has happened lately to the presumption of innocence (remember that? What a quant notion!).Many seemingly wonderful choices that appear to confer great benefits to society are, in some cases, taken to such extremes that the burdens far outweigh the benefits!
Put another way..."The cure is worse than the disease" and
"The road to 'heck' is paved with good intentions" (this is a family forum!
) and "unintended consequences"
Hopefully, common sense will prevail and people will rely on the sellers eBay rating, and look at what ELSE they sell (if its water heaters, thats a little odd...but maybe ok?
My late father, who was a very very very experienced collector somehow ended up with a fake Albanian 5 Franga...it happens to the best of collectors....
Hopefully, common sense will prevail, and raw coins will be allowed to freely flow in interstate commerce without undue burden from higher regulating authorities. It is a risk I am willing to bear for the sake of keeping collectable, affordable coins available to those who wish to risk buying them....
Speaking of which, there were about a BILLION "CTFT 8 reales" on eBay 2 days ago...guess they were emptying out before the decision!
So I guess this means the market is flooded with these right now!
By the way, are 8 realles really HOT right now for some reason? (Mexico, etc?)....