Fake silver Eagles

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  1. carly

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  3. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    Unless the item itself says it a reproduction, it is a counterfeit.
  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    It also directly violates eBay's listing policy. Doesn't matter if you describe them accurately, they're still on the forbidden list. Of course, eBay can't manage to enforce that policy.
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  5. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I've wondered if you can get around the policy by calling something like this a token? I have not tried it nor would I but just wondering.
  6. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    You can get around it without playing name games -- just stay under their radar. But if someone at eBay actually noticed the listing, I don't think any terminology would make it okay.
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  7. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    The photos aren't even of the copies they're selling. Note one reverse has "W" mm, and other doesn't. The rule that "COPY" be stamped on them, anyone know what that is? But on the plus side, it is "Made of premium iron material, sturdy for long time keeping." You'll want it for long time keeping. :happy:
  8. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I guess their native language isn't English, so I can forgive them for accidentally putting an "S" at the front of the word.
  9. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Buy no coins from China period. Usually fake.
  10. Burton Strauss III

    Burton Strauss III Brother can you spare a trime? Supporter

    Hobby Protection Act and the FTC regulations prohibit importing unless they are stamped copy.

    More honored in the breach than the observance...
  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Celebrating 75 Years Active Collecting Supporter

    I got a survey from eBay a couple of days ago. I told them all about these fakes and how they are promoted. Got it off my chest, but, I don't think they even read the surveys.
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  12. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Yes. If I made $100 bills and offered them up for sale in quantity, but said they were fake do you think the Secret Service would say "Oh it's OK, he said they were fake."? I don't think so.
  13. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    I reported the item.
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  14. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Who the devil can buy a 'Silver Eagle' for $8? If you believe you can, you're an absolute nutter.

    And the design on the example posted, is 'major' comical. It appears to be carved by an infant. I won't go into detail about what the coin is lacking, as the counterfeiting schmucks are probably watching this thread for pointers on how to refine their product. Go fish Mao........
  15. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    When was the last time that someone was charged with breaking the Hobby Protection Act? It's worthless.
  16. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    A fool and his money are soon parted.......
  17. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    And the Feds have no jurisdiction overseas......
  18. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I once landed 1995 proof ASE (plus a 1995 clad proof set) for $8 plus $5 shipping. Sometimes people list things for much less than they're worth.
  19. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    True Jeff, but how often does a 'grab' like that come up? It's almost like hitting the lottery.....
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  20. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    That’s a moot point here. The seller clearly says they’re fake. 42 buyers. Wonder how many will try to pass them off as real.
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  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    If the lottery let you peek and only buy tickets that are winners, or return the ones that aren't, it would be exactly like the lottery. :)
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