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Help Authenticating This Korea 1/4 Yang Coin Gwang Mu

 
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 Posted 03/13/2023  12:16 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello,
I could use some help here - eBay is restricting the listing of this coin for an unknown reason to me - and I would love some education as to why if anyone would not mind taking the time to do so. I have researched this and have no reason to believe it is a replica. Thanks in advance for any help.

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 Posted 03/13/2023  12:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Wade's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Wade to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I could be wrong, and often am... I only own a handful of oriental coins so far from an expert, but at first glance everything looks off on this one.
the fonts & devices aren't sharp. the top dragon alone looks more like woody the woodpecker than a dragon. everything just looks cartoonish (beyond circulation wear) and the colour is typical of offshore imports (fakes).

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03/13/2023 12:51 pm
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 Posted 03/13/2023  1:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add enzeno to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am leaning towards non-authentic. Here is a PCGS authenticated one for comparison.

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 Posted 03/14/2023  11:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The first coin you showed does not look genuine.
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 Posted 03/21/2023  8:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add gxseries to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It'd a contemporary counterfeit. This is a year where lots of private 'mints' setup to strike nickel copper coins for cheap and make fat profit. Still collectable as far as I'm aware.

The only reason that the listing might get blocked is if you accidentally classify it coming from North Korea which will get blocked.
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