Gassing coins -AT

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by C-B-D, Nov 9, 2018.

  1. C-B-D

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

    I bid on this on eBay after seeing a member of a Facebook coin group list it. But the administrator of the group busted him. He bought the coin on Oct. 9th... blast white. Then gassed it and relisted it as Monster toned. I wondered when I saw the reverse if it had been gassed, but didn't look into it. I think my bid was $51 before he pulled the auction after being called out and banned from the group. Crazy how folks do this! Makes me wonder how often it is done. FB_IMG_1541794018122.jpg
     
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  3. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I have gas sometimes...
     
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  4. C-B-D

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

    Is it blue?
     
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Only if I am close to a flame. :wacky:
     
  6. C-B-D

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

    Cuz if it colors your underwear blue, that's either a neat trick or something very concerning...
     
  7. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    Actually to make a valid post here I had wondered about gassing coins. My only try was to seal a silver coin in a jar with some egg yellow to see if I could produce some H2S gas and tone it...didn't work.
     
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  8. V. Kurt Bellman

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

    A fool (def. - anyone who thinks ALL color is worth spending money on) and his money are soon parted.

    Anyone who thinks gassing coins is not a frequent thing, think again. MOST colored coins with toning on both sides are gassed.

    Remember the name Gavin Corsair. He's a con man.
     
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  9. V. Kurt Bellman

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

    You wonder how often? Every day of your life by hundreds, if not thousands of con men - THAT'S how often. Aside from a VERY few well-known exceptions that are well-understood, the ENTIRE REST of the toner market is one huge scam and con.
     
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  10. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I saw that coin pop up and thought it was suspect as well. The obverse actually seems plausible but the reverse doesn’t. Plus I’ve never seen a PF 70 (or MS 70) toner. It’s good that someone found the original slab!

    By the way, if anyone followed the USNAF slab controversy on the other forums, this may have been the same guy. Before it was deleted, the account that had that nickel posted on Instagram also had a USNAF slab. This now makes me lean towards the USNAF sample slabs being fake as well.
     
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  11. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I was able to find some of those Gavin Corsair USNAF photos via a google image search.
    @Burton Strauss III

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  12. C-B-D

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

    So you suspect he was making fake slabs as well?
     
  13. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat dave700x

    There's still a couple of threads on CCF regarding the USNAF slabs that were popping up by the (seemingly) dozens. Someone even joined as USNAFguy. Boy did he dig a hole...
     
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  16. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Destroyed a PF 70. Ultra cameo.
    Now, it's a nickel.
     
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  17. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    He may have Smurf in him .....ok who's up for pitching in for a $49.95 DNA Smurf test? smurf.jpg
     
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  18. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Another excellent reason not to collect toned coins, IMHO. I’m sure that there are honest sellers who are skilled enough not to put ATs out there, but, from my perspective, they are being buried by jerks.
     
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  19. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    What turning blue....or finding out that your great great grand pa was married to smurfette.... 78183f24a3d238de35e78c9efa9ca8bc--the-smurfs-cartoon-characters.jpg
     
  20. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I wouldn’t go that far. This is reason to be more careful with modern toners and to be skeptical of odd looking slabs (even if they are straight graded).
     
  21. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Maybe so. But at what point do the AT peddlers collapse the interest for toners in general?
     
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