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1970 Proof Set Real Or Fake

 
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 Posted 04/06/2021  11:57 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was advertised as a 1970 proof set. After looking at it under the scope I believe it has been tampered with. I'm looking for your thoughts. There are many pictures but I'm just going to post one coin per post. These coins are very shiny and were difficult to get clear shots.

1970 S Penny






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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the half dollar.





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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is the quarter.




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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:17 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have never in my life heard of fake proof sets. This is certainly not gonna be the first.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1970 proof sets go for about $10 on eBay at the moment. Counterfeiting them would give very little bang for your buck.
I'm not seeing anything suspicious from the pictures.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Please look at the left side of the penny and tell me what that is inside of the case?


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 Posted 04/07/2021  12:59 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A fracture in the plastic...?
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
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 Posted 04/07/2021  04:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add lcutler to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are cracks in the plastic case. Looks like some spotting on some of the coins, like they weren't stored in the best of conditions.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  06:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Big-Kingdom to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wouldnt put it past people to cherry pick proof sets and then consolidate what's left back into sets to resell. Just saying...
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 Posted 04/07/2021  07:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Parnelli917 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Recently had to crack coins out of a 1968 proof set because some had gone hazy while others were pristine. I figured it was a broken seal and environmental issues.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Guessing just environmental damage from a damaged case or faulty seal.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  09:01 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mrdrae to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lesson Learned.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  10:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Although these sets are sealed shut, they are not air tight. This set was not stored properly and that environment was able to affect the coins.
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 Posted 04/07/2021  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Check BadThad's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadThad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see nothing wrong. As usual, the coins have toned inside the case due to poor storage. Also, 1970 sets are notorious for producing toned coins, something about the original mint packaging.

The cent is 100% spot on with its toning pattern. I own and have traded/sold for probably 20 different 1970S rainbow toned coins. I'd like to see pictures of the cent out of that old mint holder. It should have some color to it unless the toning advanced too far - which it might have if your pictures are accurate.

Here's the highest grade one I have:





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 Posted 04/08/2021  10:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Set is real, just poor quality.
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