Featured A Lesson In Fakes

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Randy Abercrombie, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    No, trust me sir I believe you, its just that it has a look of a chinese fake just by the weird, poor placement of those letters. Given your demonstrated knowledge of these here, maybe only David Bowers I would listen to before you, (honestly, I have no idea what level of knowledge has of large cents Mr. Bowers has, just saying).
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  3. Santinidollar

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    Nice show, Randy!
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  4. Randy Abercrombie

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    An odd aside..... The website has changed their name. They are now Cointomi.com. Beware. It is the same crowd.
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  5. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    I agree. The sheer magnitude of an effort to stamp out cheap forgeries and counterfeits would be tremendous. Imagine the impact that doubling the percentage of customs inspections would have on our economy. I do not doubt China and other countries support any manner of undermining the free world and the increased costs associated of affected nations. Efforts exist to shut down these types of operations, but much harsher penalties are an absolute must.
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  6. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    I guess I might end up buying fakes. In that first picture the coin on the left looks better to me. I even began to worry that I didn't have know right from left. I didn't even see what others were seeing in some cases. I guess I'll have to get more experience or better eyes!
  7. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    In each of the photos, the coin on the left is the authentic coin.
  8. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Thank you for posting this link. I have long said that there should be a database of known fakes and here it is. Thanks again.
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  9. John Skelton

    John Skelton Morgan man!

    I see it now. The folds on the dress should be sharper on the 2020 coin than the older coin.
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  10. Phil's Coins

    Phil's Coins Well-Known Member

    Something I do that some forget, when I am looking at a collection of coins, especially Morgans and Peace (as well as others) I carry a magnet.
    Stay Safe
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  11. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    I think you got taken Randy. I paid $1.99 for my Chinese fake ASE. LOL The numerals used for the date were an instant give-away.
  12. Kentucky

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  13. Kentucky

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    I looked for my post, but can't remember what I posted as, but I bought a Mexican Libertad coin a few years ago and when I got it home, it JUMPED to a magnet. I called the dealer and he said to bring it back. Before I took it back, I posted it on here and several members complemented the look! I quickly revealed it was a fake and members soon pointed out discrepancies. Some fakes ARE good looking.
  14. Diogenes Diaz

    Diogenes Diaz Active Member

    Look at the chin on the morgan-- They are really bad---Sad
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  15. cplradar

    cplradar Active Member

    Dpn't blame us :) - That Morgan is not even close.
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  16. Randy Abercrombie

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    It is stone cold obvious when compared side by side. That was why I wanted to show them that way.
  17. Kentucky

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    fake Liberdad.jpg
    BTW, here's the Libertad...
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