Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Everett Guy, Nov 21, 2020.
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I agree with Donna that improving your photo skills should be high on your 'to-do' list. Being able to communicate on this list requires a minimal level of language skills in photography if you are to get full benefit of participating here. We have members from all over the world but those who do not have English as their primary language have made the effort to learn enough English to make themselves understood by those of us who do not read their language. It is the same with photography. If it is not something that comes naturally to you, it is something it would be convenient to learn.
Good eye spotting that there's something wrong with it.
Its listed as silver.
These were the only pics seller had.
I did not buy the coin. I seen it listed. Its the onky pics the seller had of the coin. But from what I have seen or what it looks like is that rim looks wide and the same width all the way around except the one spot. That spot looks like its was dammaged by grinder or sander, maybe both? Just my thought someone was taking the "copy" of a modern coin and trying to pass it off or make a buck. The sellers words of "i am not a dealer, go by the pics to make your own decision" alone for me is more i will pass because of the pics and sellers statment together.
While the unusual edge could be found on a genuine coin - this isn't the obvious clue, several thoughts:
- bust left is unusual, can you find this coin in OCRE for Crispina?
- check the fake database - here's a similar (same die?) fake obverse
- check sellers other coins - the Gordian also looks fake; the seller has a good reputation, but clearly doesn't have experience in ancient coins
With so many fakes on EBay and some quite deceptive: caveat emptor or try the NGC service which is also helpful and worth $5.
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