"Fake" mintmark...

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  1. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Was browsing e-bay and ran across this rating for a dealer I have bought from where the buyer claims this is a "fake" mint mark. Does this seem fake to you?
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  3. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Not sure if it's fake or real but I would question the lack of wear on the coin, especially the wings as compared to the seemingly worn blob of a "S" mintmark. Also, no wear on the ribbon directly above the mintmark.
     
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  4. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Not sure. Obviously not 'slab bound'. These eyes lack the determination of authentication........heck, if I was worried about it I would have bought it 'bound', but you can't always trust such things this day, eh what? Lacking knowledge, I remain neutral........
     
  5. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Die chip at the mint mark?
     
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  6. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    It definitely looks filled but without knowing the year it makes it hard to find the possible variety, and MM position.
     
  7. John Johnson

    John Johnson Active Member

    Nope. The mint mark is real. 100%. The rest of the coin is fake, though. I'm pretty sure.
     
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  8. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Placement is correct. I agree with die chip on the mm.
    What's the year? If it is a super rare coin, that would raise suspicion on the authenticity of the mm.
     
  9. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    For each knowledgeable eBay buyer, how many morons do you suppose there are? Honest question.
     
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  10. CoinCorgi

    CoinCorgi Derp, derp, derp! Shinny!

    The rest of them.
     
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  11. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    So there's only one left?
     
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  12. frech001

    frech001 New but Old

    I purchased a 1909 S Indian Head Penny on eBay a few years ago and when I rinsed it in Acetone before placing it in my Dansco folder the "S" fell off. It had been shaved from another penny and glued onto a 1909 P. The seller refunded my money and said he had purchased it thinking it was a 1909 S. Since, I've been very cautious about coins where the mint mark changes the price significantly.
     
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  13. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    The coin looks good, mint mark looks good.
     
  14. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Someone used to sell mintmarks (or the molds - I forget which) in the back of magazines.

    Instead of simply being cautious, it's better to know how to properly identify the real thing, and if one cannot do so, its best to either pay someone who can or to take a safer path than buying raw.
     
  15. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Probably about 5:1
     
  16. C-B-D

    C-B-D U.S. Type Coins or death! Supporter

    I did see a 1941 Lincoln cent listed for $1500 this morning. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    Are you suggesting a serious underestimation on Mr. Carroll's part? ;)
     
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  18. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    I meant 5 morons for every knowledge person, but that number is probably too low.
     
  19. BooksB4Coins

    BooksB4Coins Newbieus Sempiterna

    I know what you meant and was only kidding around. No harm, but I do agree. :)
     
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  20. Ron W

    Ron W Member

    I agree , by the Pic's it sure is not a genuine Morgan but looks good anyway.
     
  21. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Overall the moron to non moron ratio is about 90%- 10%.

    Is there a weight on this coin? Is there a photo of the obverse?
     
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