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 Posted 09/29/2020  1:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fr...llar&_sop=15

I don't see anything really obvious, but the perfect toning looks so much like a fake that I'm suspicious.

The perfect placement of the hair strands looks off.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  2:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you are referring to item number 264880696425 I would be extremely leery of it, too! It looks too good to be true!

If it's such a nice coin why would it not have been sent in for slabbing like other nice coins in the estate?
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 Posted 09/29/2020  2:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Next bid is only $105. And comes with finger prints included
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 Posted 09/29/2020  2:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldn't consider bidding on it. It might be a selectively polished original, as there are some in slabs with this kind of cameo-like enhancement. But it's REALLY well done if it's a fake. Too well done, with wear in all the right places. If it were real it would be north of $3000.
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 Posted 09/29/2020  4:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add AcesKings to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
If you are referring to item number 264880696425 I would be extremely leery of it, too! It looks too good to be true!


It appears to be an O-105, although I don't know what to make of the lines across the obverse. I'm not sure if they're from a planchet flaw or scratches or a combination of the two.

Edit to add, Disclaimer, I'm not as adept at attributing these as I am with the Capped Bust Halves.

http://maibockaddict.com/1795-o-105...dollar.shtml
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 Posted 09/30/2020  7:59 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Up to $675. I guess people have decided it's real. Still a relative bargain if it is, but 5 days to go.
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 Posted 09/30/2020  11:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add smokeriderdon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I dont see anything that says fake. If you can contact the seller and make a deal of it goes to a grading service and payment on verification of authenticity...
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 Posted 10/01/2020  04:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Coins real, hair has been reengraved.
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 Posted 10/01/2020  10:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sergiomomesso to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
coin is real and price will probably pick up in the price range
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 Posted 10/01/2020  11:26 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks conder. Looking at Heritage, tooling the hairlines on 1795 halves is pretty common. Coins like this trade in the $1000-1500 range slabbed.
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