Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Marshall, Feb 22, 2018.
I hope this is the appropriate action in a case where I may have made a mistake calling it a fake.
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Hats off to you for putting your money where your mouth is. Let us know. This type of info is invaluable.
I reported a fake 1794 last night (https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/302640968881) but how do you go about actually getting it removed?
Upon getting the report eBay would have to go into research mode. Is there an inside track that can be accessed/ notified at the same time to speed things up?
That auction ends very soon and the bidding is over $1K.
That's either an impressive S-44 or an impressive Fake. It matches all the diagnostics I would look for other than being too sharply struck for presses of that era.
This is what my S-85 looks like:
Ronnie58, are you sure it is a fake? We have documented a couple of S-44 fakes but both had the die breaks tooled away.
Can you tell me the "tells" about this one that indicate a counterfeit?
Interesting. The same seller also has a mule of an 1802 obverse with a great reverse of the 1803 S-265 in a late die state. I believe the obverse is supposed to be S-236.
Looks like an S-236 to me.
Wow! I never realized how similar those reverses are.
Thank you for the quick answer, Jack. You and others here are light-years ahead with the knowledge and diagnostics.
But I thought that this one was a no-brainer due to the pole touching the denticles, the protruding nose tip and lips, and finally that the confluence of ribbon/stems do not match the Head of '93 obverse that this appears to be an attempt at.
I was looking at breaks in the leaves. But now the differences are stark and definitely different. I guess I just had the S-265 in my mind because I recently purchased one after researching it.
Head of '94 ronnie58:
False alarms like these are probably why they don’t take action quickly.
I believe the note was in regards to the 1794 S-44, but I could be wrong!
I didn't report the S-44 to the ebay group because I couldn't find anything obviously wrong from the image.
It was actually about the S-236 which I thought I recognized as the S-265 Reverse without using my comp photos.
I'm still not sure about the S-85, but I took care of it anyway. It's no longer on the market.
Yes. I've never used the Breen numbering system, even though his work on coins contains a lot of outstanding information. Outside of coins, not so much.
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