Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by JayAg47, Mar 3, 2021.
I know who’s the seller, probably @furryfrog02 hates him as well!
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16.35g, no diameter given.
Be aware that there are at least two different firms calling themselves the "Time Machine." One is a vcoins store "The Time Machine" owned by the frequent coin-show table holder Mark Reid. His material is genuine. Another is "The Time Machine Company" owned by David Liebert, who used to be a Celator columnist when that ancient-coin journal was still being published. His stuff is also genuine. There may be other "Time Machine" sellers, but let's not confuse them with the two good ones above.
The one I'm referring to is the vcoins store. I had a less than stellar experience with them and have heard the same from others as well. I've heard of other people receiving items from them that turned out to not be genuine. Artefacts, not coins so I don't know if that matters.
If it's the one I'm thinking of, despite the fact that they have "experts" supposedly authenticating what they sell, I know that they have been repeatedly condemned for auctioning fake antiquities. Like a series of expensive pre-Columbian antiquities recently offered for estimates of a few thousand that I have been told would be worth tens of thousands if genuine. I am not qualified to judge whether the critics are correct, but they are knowledgeable people, who view this dealer as a repeat offender. I can't speak to the coins this dealer offers.
Edited to add: Time Machine is NOT the one I'm thinking of. The one that's been condemned is called "Timeline Auctions" and is located in the UK. So, never mind; I withdraw the aspersions!
One can see that some coins shown there also have what seems to be bubbles.
Edited to change the Price catalog number
Worrying about whether coins like this are fake or not is not worth worrying about. Buy from a respected dealer who has had the coin in hand.
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