Possible counterfeit pcgs slab on Ebay now

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Derrick Combs, Apr 19, 2020.

  1. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    I know there are many posts about these. This is the first one I think I spotted. Want to make sure im right and what to do to report this. I did not message the seller yet. Nothing comes up when I enter this certification number. Screenshot_20200419-052749_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20200419-052753_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20200419-052802_eBay.jpg
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  3. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    It could be a glitch in their DB. Have you compared the holder/label with other PCGS gen 4 holders? Font type and size? Color?
  4. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    No. Im still a little new. But I looked up several other cert numbers which all came up. So it seems the database is working. But this one does not.
  5. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    A call to customer service can get this fixed. They may ask for images of the slab. Coins that are not in the database come up on the forums. It seems to get fixed.
    I'm not saying this slab is real. I don't know.
  6. David Betts

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  7. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    Looks real to me. Coin is genuine and the grade is right
  8. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Well-Known Member

    Well it looked ok to me too. I just never ran into a situation where a cert number did this. I messaged the seller about it. In case he wants to get it fixed.
  9. CommemHalfScrub

    CommemHalfScrub Active Member

  10. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I have learned from my past experience that when you message a seller about a discrepancy or mistake maybe about 1 out of 10 will thank you and maybe fix the error or delete the item. The other 9 will say "Mind your own business" or "Get lost!"...

    I don't message anyone any longer.
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  11. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    So that’s what sellers tell you when you ask about $50000 coins? :-D
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  12. Mainebill

    Mainebill Love pretty coins

    I think the coin and slab look real. Sometimes pcgs screws up. I had a Cert number for a seated quarter come up as a franklin half. And I knew the quarter was legit as I had it graded there
  13. Thomas R Reynolds

    Thomas R Reynolds Active Member

    Don't think anyone would counterfeit a coin that low in value. Not worth the time and expense to do it. Call PCGS customer service. I have had 1 or 2 that would not verify and they fixed it and said it was a glitch in the database. But, maybe it is counterfeit. I would also let the seller know about it.
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  14. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020
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  15. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I was looking to bid on a coin in a PCGS slab in an on-line auction from a major auction venue (not eBay) and the certification would not come up in PCGS's database. I emailed the auction house on a Sunday afternoon, they contacted PCGS and then emailed me back within hours to say it was a PCGS database glitch and the auction house would stand by the coin. I bid on it and won it that night and the next day PCGS had corrected the database.

    So it does happen.
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  16. Ray Jackson

    Ray Jackson Member

    I looked it up on PCGS we sir and it came up for me.

    Attached Files:

  17. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    IMO current price is a bit high. I won this one on ebay last week for under $40.
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  18. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted Supporter

    Really? Where exactly? ;-)

  19. St Gaudens collector

    St Gaudens collector Active Member

    Bar code scans invalid and it's in a heavily counterfeited 4.1 slab. (2002-2004)
    These slabs appear perfect. (PCGS can tell them apart)

    Strongly advise to pass.

    Here is a confirmed 4.1 fake (cert & bar code from 27 saint)
    Here is another but with good cert & bar code.

    Update your holders folks or risk not being able to sell them.
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2020
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  20. Ray Jackson

    Ray Jackson Member

    CGS.com, as shown at the top of the picture i posted.
  21. Ray Jackson

    Ray Jackson Member

    If you’re implying I’m a fraud or phony, sorry to dissapoint you. I looked up the information on PCGS.com using the first set of numbers that take me to that listing. Is that not how to use the search, or am i missing something? ;)
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