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1857 FE Counterfeit?

 
 
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 Posted 06/28/2018  1:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Was curious if this was a counterfeit:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1857-XF-AU...AOSwkE9bNQmn

I'm familiar with the 'missing detail' Chinese fake, and just added one to my collection, but I think this is another, slightly better one.

What I notice:
Overall mushy everything
Grainy appearance
Top of 'N' in ONE is almost gone (I believe is a marker of this fake)
Obverse rim looks wrong/too thin

What do ya'll think?

Side question - what happened to the forum where we could report fakes/counterfeits? Does it have restricted access? I hunt for 1857 FEC constantly, and find plenty fakes, but I feel MY reporting to eBay does nothing. Just curious.
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 Posted 06/28/2018  5:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, fake. Not a great fake, either.

There are limitations (thank goodness) on reporting bad eBay lots. I'm glad since I got so sick of seeing half our threads as such reports.
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 Posted 06/29/2018  11:18 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Dang, I forgot to capture and post an image before it was taken down.
It would be nice to start a little database of fake/counterfeits... does something like that exist?
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 Posted 06/29/2018  7:44 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's still there, at least for me.
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 Posted 06/29/2018  7:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lack of reverse detail jumps out.
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 Posted 07/02/2018  11:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ZenFE99 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Conder101!
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 Posted 07/13/2018  3:08 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definitely a fake, and it's a horrible one too. You can tell it's fake.
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 Posted 07/26/2018  12:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Another Chinese import. Not a very good fake either. I would avoid this seller as he seems to be loaded with this junk.
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