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Counterfeit 1848 Braided Hair Large Cent

 
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 Posted 01/01/2020  9:32 pm Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Saw this one earlier and thought I'd drop it here for everyone.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1848-High-...!20854!US!-1
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 Posted 01/01/2020  10:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TNG to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Other than a funky C in CENTS, I don't know why it is a fake. I don't even know if the C is supposed to look like that because I have no knowledge of Large cents and Half Cents.
So what is the red flag here? Thanks

It certainly isn't worth near that much money real or not.
It is not even uncirculated in my opinion. Looks AU to me.
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 Posted 01/01/2020  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Obverse is off in general, but casting bumps on the headband by liberty were a giveaway for me.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
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 Posted 01/01/2020  11:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'll go with my standard response to a listing like that.
I won't pay that much for any coin that isn't slabbed, preferably by NGC or PCGS.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  08:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Actually most of the reverse looks off to me . The word CENT is not centered between wreath , and the Bow on bottom is different .
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 Posted 01/02/2020  09:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CitationSquirrel to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


The reverse is very "funky." (that's a technical term )
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 Posted 01/02/2020  09:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The C certainly looks uncomfortable in there. The color doesn't look natural either.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  09:23 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
All valid points and why I put it here. I shot a PM to nss so we'll see if it stays up. It's not an impressive fake to be sure.
My best finds: 1999-WAM:http://goccf.com/t/332161 1988-RDV-6:http://goccf.com/t/335954#2873459 1986-Off-center: http://goccf.com/t/335952
1999 WAM #2:http://goccf.com/t/338710&whichpage=1
1981 Double Struck In Collar: http://goccf.com/t/350199&whichpage=1
ANA id: 3194067
My Type Set: https://www.NGCcoin.com/registry/co...sets/236574/
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 Posted 01/02/2020  09:38 am  Show Profile   Check edweather's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add edweather to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coin is genuine.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  10:31 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
I'll run it by....
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 Posted 01/02/2020  12:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think it is real. The surfaces are porous, it has been badly cleaned (likely with an acidic product) and retoned (badly), it is not uncirculated. Overall worth maybe $20 to $25.
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 Posted 01/02/2020  1:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add misfit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I think it is real. The surfaces are porous, it has been badly cleaned (likely with an acidic product) and retoned (badly), it is not uncirculated. Overall worth maybe $20 to $25.


This was my thought as well, possibly some minor corrosion or environmental damage, then cleaned and artificially colored.
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 Posted 01/03/2020  8:41 pm  Show Profile   Check nss-52's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add nss-52 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been removed.
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