Fake coin in slab?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Noobismatist, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. Noobismatist

    Noobismatist Junior Member

    I listed this particular coin on eBay and it was removed for being fake. Did I get scammed years ago? Been selling off my collection due to loss of interest and wanting to pay off home. Thank you for your input. 20200214_162816.jpg 20200214_162828.jpg 20200214_162844.jpg
     
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  3. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Supporter! Supporter

    It got removed because PCI is not a approved grader. You can list it, but not reference the numeric grade and should mask it out of the 1st image.


    It happens that the gold box PCI represents the 2nd worst phase of a grading company with many incarnations and ups/downs.
     
  4. Noobismatist

    Noobismatist Junior Member

    Thank you Burton
     
  5. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Doesn't look fake to me. But, I am not an expert.
     
  6. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    The coin is real, the slab is not.
     
  7. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    That slab is funky!
     
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  9. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    I agree with our fellow enthusiast; coin is real. I can't estimate the grade from the photos posted, but it's a high grade coin. And that point may be moot as Burton points out. The buyer will need to be the judge of that coin. However, you may want to go into this with your eyes wide open. You may want to post some photos of your coin and have the members verify what you have there. This way you might feel more comfortable with the price point you have to have. I wish you luck!! But rainbow Lincolns always get my attention, so hopefully your buyer will too!!
     
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  10. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    I'm in at about 64? maybe pcgs will bring you up?
     
  11. David Betts

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  12. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    just because of left side wheat wear
     
  13. Islander80-83

    Islander80-83 Well-Known Member

    All Lincolns with mint luster between 09 and 30 get my attention. ;)
     
  14. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Looks nice to me. 66 seems high
     
  15. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    It is a nice ribbon worth getting a grade
     
  16. Inspector43

    Inspector43 70 Year Collector

    Part of that rainbow toning and what looks like wear of the wheat may have to do with what looks like a indirect image transfer (ghost) on the Reverse. IMHO
     
  17. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    Nice to see juniors in here I had to flip $50.00 of pennies for years
    for father and grandfather to put Wheaties up while listening to Joe Castiglione broadcast red sox on radio ( no tv) but we got Canada dry ginger ale and cheese its!
    While they added crown royal stay the course!
     
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  18. David Betts

    David Betts Member

    If your putting together a set of Lincoln's I have two sets 1 for me 1 for grandson both missing svdb 09's and 1955 dbl dies 1 missing 2011 s have 10-12 09 vdb's fine I
    d mail you one if you need ? We need young collectors? PM me
     
  19. Jack D. Young

    Jack D. Young Well-Known Member

    Burton is right on- just put a sticker over the numerical grade on the holder and don't state the numerical grade in the listing and you are good to go.
     
  20. Kevin Mader

    Kevin Mader Fellow Coin Enthusiast

    Joe and Jerry on WEEI.
     
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  21. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The coin would probably grade 64 or 65. Not worth the fees to get it in a respectable holder. I would take better images if trying to sell it.
     
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