Fake Greek coins?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Pavlos, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Pavlos

    Pavlos Active Member

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  3. V. Kurt Bellman

    V. Kurt Bellman Guardian of The Farce, & Dead-Eye Master

    The coins are real, it's the Greeks that are fake. :hilarious::D:troll:
     
  4. Victor_Clark

    Victor_Clark hominem unius libri timeo Dealer

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  5. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    He's also on Forum's Fake seller list
     
  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    The question asked was if the coin pictured is authentic or fake. I am far from being able to REALLY detect ancient fakes, but I would guess it is a fake. To me it has a "cast" look in that the worn parts (where the crest intersects the rim and other places) was cast to make them look worn. See what else...
     
  7. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Here are a couple tets of Kassander that were minted at Uranopolis to campare to the OP coin. They were sold in a recent CNG eAuction.
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    3630058.jpg Most importantly, and as others have said, the seller is a known purveyor of fake coins. There is no way in he'll I would buy a coin from him, even if I was 99% certain it was authentic. There are many reputable dealers out there that would be more than happy to do business with you. Avoid eBay like the plague until you have built up a fairly good base of familiarity with the coins you are interested in collecting.
     
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  8. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    @Pavlos , look at his "other items." Most, if not all, of them are fake too.

    Unfortunately, eBay does nothing about fake sellers even if reported many times.
     
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  9. Pavlos

    Pavlos Active Member

    I really don't understand why some coins bring up already above the 100 dollars. Either some coins are authentic or people just don't know what they are buying. Either way a untrustable seller like that is a big no to me anyway. Thanks guys.
     
  10. RomanGreekCoin3

    RomanGreekCoin3 Active Member

    There is another site that has Fake Ebay Sellers. that try to stay up to date

    http://augustuscoins.com/ed/fakesellers.html.

    I used to be a member of their discussion group but they turned out to be just a very arrogant clique so I and my bf left it

    Still, the sellers list is very handy in case I am ever interested in an ebay coin
     
  11. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

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  12. RomanGreekCoin3

    RomanGreekCoin3 Active Member

    His discussion forum is bottom of the barrel though, Alot of know-it-all primadonnas. Constant fighting.I am so glad I left. This board seems nicer( so far)
     
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  13. Johnnie Black

    Johnnie Black Neither Gentleman Nor Scholar Supporter

    The discussion group you’re referencing is it Forum Ancient Coins?
     
  14. RomanGreekCoin3

    RomanGreekCoin3 Active Member

    No its that CFDL yahoo group... its had a pretty bad reputation for being full of jerks, very clique-y there. I dont know if it still is like that hough they were talking about closing the group,but at least the fake ebay seller list is useful, so theres that at least.
     
  15. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Member

    What is CFDL stand for?
     
  16. RomanGreekCoin3

    RomanGreekCoin3 Active Member

    Coin Forgery Discussion List.They were never that much help anyway. Wannabe experts.
     
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  17. TIF

    TIF I am not an expert Supporter

    Several of those experts are regular (and respected) contributors here on CoinTalk.
     
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  18. RomanGreekCoin3

    RomanGreekCoin3 Active Member

    Aw, shucks thats too bad. And here I almost thought this might be a decent board
     
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  19. Beginner345

    Beginner345 Member

    Really?How pathetic.
     
  20. TheFinn

    TheFinn Well-Known Member

    I don't know of a legitimate silver Greek coin that starts out the bidding at $1.16.
     
  21. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    Actually, there are many good coins on eBay that start at 1 euro ($1.17 today) in Europe where some sellers believe in real auctions. There are many potential buyers who know what coins are worth, so valuable coins always climb to about the right price.
     
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