Is this coin real?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Beardigger, Feb 24, 2021.

  1. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    Yes its either a fake,cleaned/dipped e.t.c or a silver round it appears that people have taken the bait should we try to get this one down?
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  4. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I don't know enough about these coins to answer that. I did look at the sellers other auctions and all the coins seem too good to be true. A lot of IHC that look brand new. But the feedback is good with just 2 negs in the last 12 months.
  5. JeffC

    JeffC Hogwarts Numismatist Apprentice Supporter

    Wow - I'm no expert but it surely looks very good - too good. Imagine if it WERE real? But the "5" in "50 C" doesn't look the same as some of the other examples.
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  6. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

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  7. bsshog40

    bsshog40 Senior Member

    Terribly excessively harshly polished!
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  8. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    I went online and looked at a few others, and I see your point about the 5 looking different. However, there was a graded one for sale at Ampex that has a different looking 5 too.
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  9. Beardigger

    Beardigger Well-Known Member

    yeah......i kind of figured that.....looks WAY too good to be true. the question is it a polished Fake or a polished genuine coin. All coins for sale by this seller seem to have been polished excessively. Kind of makes you wonder why there isn't more negative feedback.
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  10. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Florida girls have to love walking there sharks.

    I guess the buyers like cleaned and damaged coins what a disaster.
  11. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Because often eBay does not post negative feedback. Infuriating when I get a bogus deal from someone and my negative feedback doesn't even appear on their page. They protect sellers.
  12. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

    Sellers comments made me chuckle.... i can only imagine the photos lol Screen Shot 2021-02-24 at 11.00.19 PM.png
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  13. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    they protect there buyers, fwiw. The sellers just get good at playing the rule book.
  14. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis College Dorm Collector Supporter

  15. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    Not only a fake/cleaned but a REALLY BAD photo. Pass!
  16. Vertigo

    Vertigo Active Member

    The problem is, if it's real and it probably is, its worth something even trashed. Maybe not to any of us. But they start it at a low bid. Ultimately your own ego as a bidder is what determines the value of that coin. There's a lot of newbie bidders on eBay. They'll learn like we all did. But there will always be newbies who bid on trash. Even pay extremes for it. I have seen polished coins auction on eBay and sell for more than a hundred over what they would even be worth not cleaned. As far as bust coins, I do know there are variations in the numbers on some of the dies. Amongst other features. That's not alarming.
  17. Vertigo

    Vertigo Active Member

    I went to the guys feedback omg look at the feedback. I just picked the auction where he spent 600+ on the most junk polished Morgan i have ever seen. He bought another at 300 something... for the price of a dremel you can retire on eBay... Screenshot_20210225-073411_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20210225-073240_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20210225-073305_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20210225-073317_eBay.jpg
  18. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

    Real, just highly polished. Decent jewelry piece.
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  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    The half is real, it is not high grade, and it has been polished. The 1851 cent he has up for sale is the same one he sold in January that got a feedback saying it was whizzed (and it is).
  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    No coin that the U.S. mint produced in 1832 shines like that. Even the extremely rare Proof coins that the mint made would not look like that. The photos are really bad, perhaps on purpose, but you can see enough to know that coin has been ruined it if is genuine.
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