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 Posted 01/24/2021  9:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This one smells fishy to me, will go as far to say counterfeit. Current bid $710.00 with 3 bidders. Seller also has some dubious other listings. Buyer beware.
ebay listing 114632921067


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 Posted 01/24/2021  9:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ty2020b to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks like a fake to me! Surfaces are off, small raised bumps are noticeable especially on the reverse. Possibly cast. Date is off, especially that 1.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  9:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A crude counterfeit to my eye. Reported, for what it's worth.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  9:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Absolutely Fake !
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 Posted 01/24/2021  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't spend that much money on ANY coin that isn't slabbed by PCGS or NGC.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 01/24/2021  11:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kbbpll to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Aside from all the other issues, this coin is Obverse II and Reverse III, which didn't exist prior to 1901. As far as counterfeits go, it ranks 10 on the lame scale. I reported and contacted the seller.

For other members' reference, Obverse II has a distinct rib of cartilage in the ear and pointed leaves. Reverse III has wingtips extending beyond the legend.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  02:48 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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 Posted 01/25/2021  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add NumisEd to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Who are those people that want to plunk down $700+ for this piece of garbage?
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 Posted 01/25/2021  11:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add panzaldi to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Who are those people that want to plunk down $700+ for this piece of garbage?


fake bids to draw attention?
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 Posted 01/25/2021  4:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, the whole coin looks off to me, not like a genuine mint coin, especially in that grade...
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 Posted 01/25/2021  8:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add luvmyCAM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ebay does not and has never shown any real effort cracking down on this type of seller. I reported this coin twice to them, emailed the seller telling them "your coins almost certainly a counterfeit". I'm just whistling in the dark. Sheezzz all the effort ebay puts in writing up 119 page user agreements telling you how they 100% enforce blahblahblah.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  8:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well, winning bid was a painful 998.00 dollars out the door...and were all calling it a fake...someone won't be happy when they find out the truth...

And 17 bids to boot...wow.
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Sold $998. Ended up being 5 bidders, winning bidder had 140,000+ Sales/purchases.....you'd think they'd learn a thing or two by now.

Or it was an overzealous shill bid.

Do your research people

Edit: oops, mrwhatisit beat me to it
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 Posted 01/25/2021  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
At the same time, lol...
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 Posted 01/25/2021  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sold for $998 to some clueless soul.
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 Posted 01/25/2021  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mrwhatisit to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, this fits the bill for one of the worst coins on ebay, etsy thread...on this site.

And a genuine 96-s in around AU-55 would be approximately 8.5 grand, and would look a wee bit sharper than our fake one here, and then spending 1000 bucks wouldn't be so bad. I looked at some of the PCGS examples to compare to this fake.
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01/25/2021 9:38 pm
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