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 Posted 01/11/2018  11:46 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add CoinOS to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This is an item currently for sale online.

I would appreciate opinions on it's appearance and authenticity. I am curious what the coin community think of this item as it's price is well over a thousand dollars.

The gold colored images are as provided by the seller and the other I edited to make it somewhat resemble a silver coin.

Thanks in advance.



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United States
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 Posted 01/11/2018  11:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add otto to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not an expert, but I truly don't like the looks of this coin. I'm sure some experts will weigh in.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/11/2018  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add stevo1962 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Overpriced for a cleaned coin IMO
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 Posted 01/11/2018  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The photos aren't great but at a glance it doesn't look fake. It looks like it might have had a thorough clean though.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  5:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
IMO, too much wear for it to be worth >$1000.
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 Posted 01/11/2018  6:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is absolutely a coin to run away from fast.

It's had harsh severe cleaning.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/11/2018  10:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It doesn't look right to me,may be genuine,but has the telltale sign of no feathers on the Emu's chest from the fake from about 5 years ago,this may be an improved version,also wonky star.

Needs one of the Dealers that post here to have a look.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/12/2018  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinOS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for those replies.

I was at a loss with this to be honest. It looks to me like it's been scrubbed, lacquered, and god knows what else.

This is not a seller I buy from and because so many of his coins look weird, I wanted to get others opinions.

Thanks again and cheers.
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Australia
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 Posted 01/12/2018  8:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
No worries,had another look this Morning,90% sure its an improved version of the fake from about 5 years ago.
Emu's leg and no feathers on the chest/breast are the markers along with malformed Star.
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01/12/2018 8:33 pm
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 Posted 01/13/2018  5:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CoinOS to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Basil.

Thank you so much for the effort you made there, it's appreciated.

I am unaware of the history of the fake you mention but I'd certainly like to know more.

I've spoken to a few people about the above coin and unanimously, the opinion is not entirely complimentary. [they all hate it]
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 Posted 01/13/2018  7:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add airgem to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a fake.
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 Posted 01/14/2018  02:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hm, maybe it is fake but it doesn't look the same as that other one - much less wear.
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