Ancient Fakes From Morocco

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Macromius, Aug 11, 2021.

  1. Macromius

    Macromius Well-Known Member

    I haven't seen this subject addressed here. (maybe I missed it) These coins are selling like hotcakes on Ebay, some at high prices, but mostly low. Any comments?

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    A fool and his money...
  4. david clark

    david clark Member

    free shipping..... wonder what morocco charges for international packages
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  5. Victor_Clark

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  6. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    Also there's some joker from "Yugoslavia" selling fakes of rare emperors - Laelianus etc.

    eBay should be cracking down on this, like they crack down on fake Prada - but they do nothing. There's an attitude that the buyers deserve being conned, because they didn't do their research. I disagree with this. It is the criminals who are to blame. Clueless grandmothers who fall for phishing schemes don't deserve to be treated like that either.
  7. david clark

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  8. Broucheion

    Broucheion Supporter! Supporter

    Hi @GregH,

    Prada has a trademark and can sue. Laelianus, not so much ;). "I feel your pain".

    - Broucheion
  9. dltsrq

    dltsrq Grumpy Old Man

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  10. robinjojo

    robinjojo Well-Known Member

    Just out of curiosity, to see what constitutes an expert opinion from NGC looks like, I paid the $5 for the service, and never heard back from them. So much for that....
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  11. GregH

    GregH Well-Known Member

    This is akin to running a jewellery shop, selling zirconia as genuine diamonds, and then charging a fee to tell the customer whether your products are real.
  12. sand

    sand Well-Known Member

    Ha! I was thinking about doing the same thing. I think the NGC web site says, that they will give their expert opinion, within 2 business days of the request. How long ago, did you submit your request?
    Here is a screen shot, from the NGC web site listed in @dltsrq's Post #8 above.
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  13. sand

    sand Well-Known Member

    P.S. : I wonder, if the NGC service, of an expert opinion about Ebay coins, has been discontinued. I cannot seem to find a link to the service, from the NGC home page. The only way, that I have found, to get to the above web page, is to follow @dltsrq's link in Post #8 above. Perhaps they forgot to delete the old web pages, from their web site.
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  14. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Well-Known Member

    Hmm,...hotcakes on, in other words, they're not selling!...?...:joyful:
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  15. Ed Snible

    Ed Snible Well-Known Member

    Here is another "Moroccan" fake, along with the fake's origin sousek-cast.jpg

    The upper image is an S-marked replica by Petr Sousek from Antiquanova mint. The lower image is on eBay now, from a seller in Agadir, Morocco, and is currently at $9.50.

    Same guy has an "UNRESEARCHED ANCIENT EID MAR SILVER DENARIUS" currently at $47.
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