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Came Into Possesion Of These Dollar Busts Etc. I Suspect A Fake Collection

 
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 Posted 06/16/2017  05:06 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add locomoto1299 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I wonder if it is worth anything, did some research and I think a few of them might be worth something. Please check them out.

































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 Posted 06/16/2017  05:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry, nothing real in the lot. All are modern fakes.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  05:13 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those with the Mercury dime obverse, and say One Ounce on the reverse might need weighting and a more detailed investigation.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  05:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF. Look fake to me also but I am no pro. The first way to check them is with a magnet. If they stick they are fake,if they do not stick the next step is the design being wrong.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add locomoto1299 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi guys, thank you for all your quick responses. I've tried the thing with the magnet, it sticks to all of them. Also, the one that says 1 ounce weighs 17 grams.

What should I do with them? Would anyone on eBay want to buy them when I sell them as fakes?
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 Posted 06/16/2017  07:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Biedercoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

I think that since they are trying to look like authentic coins [sort of], in order to legally sell them you would need to mark them as "copy". But there are plenty of fake coins that are sold as fake coins that sell on eBay without such marking. For what that's worth.



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 Posted 06/16/2017  09:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add RoyCoinBoy to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The one ounce coin weighs 17 grams?!
1 Troy ounce = 31.1 grams!!
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 Posted 06/16/2017  11:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The pictures are too small for me to read the text -- is the "17 grams" one we're talking about the one that says "100 cents" along the bottom? The text in the center (1 - G, 16.1 - S, 1.9 - C) reminds me of the writing on the $4 stella, where G/S/C would refer to gold, silver and copper, but if they all stick to a magnet, that wouldn't be the true composition -- they're all reproductions.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  11:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Slider23 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The GOLOID dollar was a pattern coin. The U.S. government rejected the three metal coin because fear of counterfeits.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  11:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CollegeBarbers to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They all appear to me to be counterfeits, especially since they fail the magnet test.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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There are many who buy fakes, not just to collect them but it helps to have a fake/reproduction, actual counterfeit in hand when identifying others as to their real status or not. It is "legal" to sell coins as this AS LONG AS they are identified as being reproduction/fakes. So yes, on eBay these can Ber sold. When I buy such, I Dremel the word "COPY" on the reverse side so my nimwit relatives don't try and sell them as real when I'm gone!

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 Posted 06/16/2017  12:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
loco!

I would also try in some way to make them as copies.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  2:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Little value no matter what you do with them. Personally, as long as they don't contain lead or zinc, I'd use them as lake skippers.
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 Posted 06/16/2017  3:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkman123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
destroy them, these are terrible fakes, don't let others think they have something valuable
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 Posted 06/16/2017  4:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Chase007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Modern day's dreamer's fakes!if I were you I would start my numismatic hobby and collecting with a real deal, genuine coins and just put these away out of circulation.
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 Posted 06/17/2017  10:04 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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e U.S. government rejected the three metal coin because fear of counterfeits.

True because contrary to the alloy inventors claims the finished coins always looked like plain silver. A counterfeiter could leave out the gold and it would be very difficult to tell.
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