Is this fake?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Seascape, May 17, 2021.

  1. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    I have no legitimate reason to think it's not other than it's good condition and slight low price. For some reason I'm suspicious. 1 weird message from seller asking me to hurry up with my offer through ebay...which I can't do because it's auction only.

    But some of you guys are better at detecting fakes. Whatta you think?
     
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  3. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

  4. JayAg47

    JayAg47 Well-Known Member

    What does the other side look like?
     
  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I like pineapples,don't know if its fake but I would be suspicious about it.
     
  6. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    The incurable idiot, and skeptic, in me says they didn't make stuff like this back in 1788, but heck........I don't know. The pics look too pristine for something manufactured in the 'day'.
     
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  7. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    Other side. s-l400-28.jpg
     
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  8. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    I'd avoid it like the plague.
     
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  10. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    Idk...I bid on a "too-good-to-be-true" 1773 Virginia Halfpenny and NGC graded it MS62. Sometimes you just have to take a chance and hope for the best. Every purchase is a learning experience. I would compare it to known examples first. Here's a reference I found...

    https://coins.nd.edu/colcoin/ColCoinIntros/Barbados.intro.html

    Edit: I can't match it up with any of the known die varieties...so I would pass. The headdress plumes don't look right at all.

    Barbados.jpg
     
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  11. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    I asked for a pic of it on a scale.
     
  12. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    I looked at the other items he's selling, I don't like it that almost all pictures are shot low light/ dark.
     
  13. William F

    William F Well-Known Member

    I'm getting bad vibes with this one, definitely would pass...
     
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  14. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    "Don't believe everything a seller tells you on the Internet" -Abraham Lincoln
     
  15. Antonius Britannia

    Antonius Britannia Well-Known Member

    The pineapple is out off shape. It doesn't match well with existing known dies. Fake.
     
  16. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    1788 barbados 1 penny.jpg I know you got a lot of opinions already but for what it's worth I don't think it looks good either. It doesn't look crude enough for me. Here's a picture of mine.
     
  17. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Here's one thing I can put my finger on. If you look at mine and all the others in that pic someone else posted, you can see the diamonds on the pineapple kind of go up and down. The one in your picture is more left to right.
     
  18. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    I like that one. I'm looking at a couple others that are more in line with yours.

    Also this guy has good feedback but it's all him buying. He doesn't sell much....at least not on that account. I'll see if he provides a pic on a scale. If not I have a few others I am starting to like anyhow...so stay tuned!
     
  19. Muzyck

    Muzyck I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a biscuit today.

    Based on some of the other items (clearly fake) that the seller had up for sale, I would have taken a pass.
     
  20. Seascape

    Seascape U.S. & World Collector

    I didn't really look at his other items...just that he had some other coins. I guess it's a wrap now. I will pick another example.

    Thanks everyone for the help.
     
  21. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Not to pile on but the seller seems to be in Russia assuming I found the right auction. It's a stereotype that Russian sellers often sell fakes, but unfortunately there's truth behind it.
     
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