NY Police Stumped By Old Silver Dollars

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hobo, May 15, 2012.

  1. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Are there no coin dealers in the NYC area that the police could go to for help with these coins? (My guess is the coins are going to turn out to be cheap Chinese counterfeits. This is a common MO used by people who pass off the cheap Chinese counterfeits on unsuspecting pawn brokers and other merchants.)

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  3. mrbrklyn

    mrbrklyn New Member

    Scarsdale coins is right there.
  4. I agree with your opinion that they are probably fakes. They bring them to a 80 year old shoemaker and not a pawn shop or coin dealer who would likely be able to recognize them as fakes. They sell them for well below spot silver as well which makes no sense. If these were real, there is no way that the shoemaker would have called the police about them. TC
  5. HowardStern

    HowardStern Member

    I agree with TC. Those coins wouldve been overnighted to PCGS and sold within 10 days.
  6. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    They are old, therefore they must be rare and very valuable.

    Gimme a break.
  7. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    The local pawn shop near me now has a coin guy.

    And a tool guy, electronics guy, collectibles guy, musical instrument guy.

    They realized they weren't smarter than the average bear and got "experts" in.

    Funny thing is, their coin guy, DKS about coins, as he has only been collecting for a couple of years.

    Oy vey!
  8. green18

    green18 Unknown member Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    That guy from Jersey who was passing the fake Morgans (last year)......did the cops let him out?
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