How are these horrendous fakes being bid up?

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  1. mullah

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  3. Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Well-Known Member

    some people have more money than sense
     
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  4. tommyc03

    tommyc03 Senior Member

    I don't profess to know anything about gold coins. But I'm wondering what red flags you see for the dime? Pics are too far away for me to tell anything out of the ordinary. And seller does seem to be doing well with 100% feedback.
     
  5. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Shill bidding? In order to get some sucker to put in a real bid.
     
  6. PlanoSteve

    PlanoSteve Supporter! Supporter

    Well, someone took a flyer on the gold, I guess because the seller described it as “In fine condition with some good wear”, whatever "good wear" means. :confused:

    As for the dime...oh, those staples! :eek:
     
  7. Sunflower_Coins

    Sunflower_Coins Importer and Exporter

    The obverse has VG details, while the reverse has VF details. And yet they both have that same unnatural look, almost as if the coin hasn't seen that much circulation.
    There is also a lot of weak spots on the coin: the I in LIBERTY, IN and WE in the motto on the obverse; the bottom half of ONE, the T in STATES on the reverse. The 1916-D is typically a well struck coin, and even a weak strike wouldn't be so uneven in the die wear.

    The seller may have 100% feedback, but he himself could possibly be fooled (or in denial). Even just a hint of doubt on a raw 1916-D should make a buyer back off.
     
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  8. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Always late to the party. They are gone.
     
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    The dime is gone
     
  10. mullah

    mullah Member

    Glad to see they both got taken down... good work y'all
     
  11. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Well the gold one said it was sold.
    The dime had disappeared before I could look at it yesterday.
     
  12. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here are enhanced photos of the counterfeit gold dollar. The item is missing a lot of the fine design detail, and yet it appears to have full luster. It's a pretty bad copy. Also, bad photos are usually posted on eBay for a reason, and it's usually NOT for YOUR benefit.

    1859-S Gold Dollar O.jpg 1859-S Gold Dollar R.jpg

    Here are photos of a genuine coin from the "Coin Facts" site.

    1859-S Gold dol Coin Facts.png
     
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