I have not posted here in ages, so I hope this post finds everyone well.
My first post back involves my 1884 Canadian ten cents graded XF40, which resides in a PCGS
Gold Shield holder, which I think may be counterfeit. There's a backstory to this, and I will try not to ramble.
I acquired the piece over 6 years ago (I think) in a trade with a well-known and reputable seller of Canadian coins who has a presence on eBay.
Fast forward a few years, and I brought the piece with me to the winter FUN show in Orlando to use for trading fodder, having lost interest in the piece. I showed it to a seller from Canada and he voiced his opinion that it might not be real, after studying it for several moments. He recommended that I take it to one of the big names in Canadian numismatics, who was also in attendance. I asked that individual what he thought of the piece and all he said was, "That's not for me." In retrospect I wish I had pressed him for details, but he was pretty busy at the time.
Anyhow, seeing that the coin was in a PCGS
holder, which shows up as the same coin on their certification verification page, I figured, heck, there's a guarantee, and I eventually put it in the back of my mind (pretty uncharacteristic of me, considering I had $1,900 USD in the piece). Now, having seen a post on the forum here about a fake 1884 dime, I figured it's time to look into this in earnest, and so I am seeking opinions. I'd have been fooled by the recent 1884 fake, although it doesn't look like my coin.
I know Mike Marshall is here from time to time so I hope he sees this. This is the coin, PCGS
certification number 27827110. The PCGS
photo is too large to upload. Thanks to anyone who weighs in. I have also posted the coin on the PCGS
World and Ancient forum, although without the backstory. Thanks to everyone in advance for opinions.