1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar on eBay... uh... right...

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Dougmeister, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/164905400230

    Can there be any doubt?

    Can anyone tell me what screams "fake" to you the loudest?

    There are two or three that I see and I'm a newb...

    The seller has zero feedback to boot...

    Edit: make that 4 or 5, but one *really* slaps me in the face...
     
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    The loudest? Probably the wrong bust!!
     
  4. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

  5. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Oh geeze! Bust, wings, star positions, date, denticles, reeded edge, pock marks, etc, etc, etc...
     
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  6. dcure2002

    dcure2002 Old but not that old

    Has anyone reported this item yet? I would if I could figure out how. Could possible save the current bidder(s) some heartache.
     
  7. edcoins

    edcoins New Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Can anyone help me with this. ive never seen it before
     
  8. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Well, the most obvious is that it's a draped bust which weren't minted before 1796!

    Thank goodness for idiots.
     
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    It is still legal tender in ...

    China
     
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  10. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    And I thought I could find something to appreciate in almost any kind of bust.
     
  11. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    Now we're all going to start seeing ads for breast implants?
     
  12. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    I know, right?….. That was the most polite response I could muster up.
     
  13. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Subscribe and you won't see ads
     
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  14. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp!

    But you should see the ads I see!!!
     
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  15. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The bust is wrong, the stars are wrong, the date is wrong, the font is wrong, the dentils are wrong, the rim is wrong, the edge is wrong, and I haven't even looked at the reverse
     
  16. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    There WERE draped bust dollars, with the small eagle, minted in 1795. The Red Book says the mintage was 42,738. But I agree, this coin is as bogus as they come.
     
  17. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Yes, there were draped bust dollars minted in 1795, but the first draped bust half dollars were minted in 1796.
     
  18. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    @dcure2002. Open the link and scroll down until you get to where "description of the item" is shown. On the right hand side you'll see "Report this item". Click on that and report it.
    I reported it but maybe if more people do the same, it will be taken down.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2021
  19. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    I'll take seller has no feedback for 1000, Alex.
     
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  20. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for the informative (and humorous!) responses. There were several dead giveaways that I had not noticed.
     
  21. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    How to report:

    1) Click this link

    (or do as @thomas mozzillo instructed in post #16 above)

    2) Report Category: "Copyright and Trademark"
    3) Reason for Report: "Counterfeit item or authenticity disclaimer"
    4) Detailed Reason: "Counterfeit, fake, or replica items"
    5) Brief Description: (free text; whatever details you wish to include)
     
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