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1909 S VDB (LWC) Looking To Buy

 
 
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 Posted 06/04/2018  02:14 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add makescents9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
*** Edited by Staff to Add Year / Mintmark / Denomination to Title. Titles are Important! ***

Should I have any reason to think it is fake. I might buy

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 Posted 06/04/2018  02:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Tootallious to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Honestly, it looks like a fake to me! The initials do not look right, the V looks like a you for one.

Edit: Over all, nothing about this coin looks right to me.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  05:15 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mkman123 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
why would you risk it on a raw coin? Do you know the diagnostics to tell a fake from a real one? If not, why dont you buy a PCGS or NGC one and save yourself the headache or your family a headache of one day discovering a key date coin you have is a fake?
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 Posted 06/04/2018  07:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BStrauss3 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll say FAKE.

Check it out

https://www.PCGS.com/News/Counterfe...incoln-Cents

The only die with the S aligned with the 0 is #4 and it should be lower than the tails of the 9.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  08:39 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
that if you are going to fork out that kind of money always purchase slabbed from a reputable dealer. The era of forged slabs is upon us as well.

Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
http://goccf.com/t/303507
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 Posted 06/04/2018  08:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bump111 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would definitely walk away from this one. If the photos are accurate given angles, etc., the lettering - especially the reverse - just isn't right.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  09:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It smells fishy.

As has been mentioned, buying a key date without a NGC or PCGS checked registration number is just asking to be taken.

If you think it's a "bargain" there is a reason why.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  09:53 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add SilverDollar2017 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Reverse lettering is way off. It's a counterfeit.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  10:09 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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 Posted 06/04/2018  10:19 am  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is this eBay or Craigslist?
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 Posted 06/04/2018  10:46 am  Show Profile   Check chafemasterj's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add chafemasterj to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hope you are taking the criticism about the LWC as it's intended. It's not personal. It's just there are some very experienced people here that would hate to see someone get taken by a counterfeit.
Check out my counterstamped Lincoln Cent collection:
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 Posted 06/04/2018  11:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add makescents9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is on letgo.. that's why I love you guys and also why I come here for advise..you guys have saved me cash once again cheers
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 Posted 06/04/2018  11:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add dd27 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And thanks for posting - its educational for all of us, especially when we get a nice fine-grained analysis from nss-52.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  2:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought these raw 30 years ago but I would never do so today.
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 Posted 06/04/2018  5:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chinese fake!
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