Legit Swiss Bern Kreuzer? Reasonable price?

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Dougmeister, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Have never purchased from MA-shops before; was referred to them by another thread.

    Here's the coin in question:

    https://www.ma-shops.com/sesambestcoins/item.php?id=41323&lang=en&ref=favUser

    It's not an expensive coin, so at this price, it's probably genuine, but thought I'd ask here anyway. Is it legit?

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    The seller's Paypal email address ends with "@bluewin.ch", which is a domain registered in Switzerland (which I suppose makes perfect sense).
     
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  3. Chris B

    Chris B Well-Known Member

    I use MA-shops regularly and have never had an issue. The thing to keep in mind is that it is similar to Vcoins. It is just a network of dealers. It seems like they are all larger established dealers (IMO).
     
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  4. I have made many purchases from MA Shops. Never any problems, fast shipping and what a wonderful selection they have too.
     
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  5. Siberian Man

    Siberian Man Senior Member Moderator

    I got mine for $20.
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  6. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister The Coin Scavenger © ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  7. talerman

    talerman Well-Known Member

    Your coin looks ok to me. I am sure there are exceptions but generally forgeries (at least modern forgeries - there can be contemporary forgeries) are not common among European minors of this period. It would not be very profitable.
     
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  8. Numismat

    Numismat World coin enthusiast Supporter

    That looks like a typical contemporary counterfeit from that time period and region. Cast and silver washed. You can see some remaining white/silver color in the fields, particularly in the first photo. Very cool and much more interesting than a genuine coin :)
     
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  9. ma-shops

    ma-shops Member

    Happy to hear that... And in case of any matter - just let me know ;)
     
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