saw this listing, and reported a fraud to ebay

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  1. john65999

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Definitely damaged.. So are about a few hundred others listed on ebay. Are you going to report those also? There are so many that it would be a tedious task to get them all.

    Did you do the right thing?
    Just wait and see if they even care to remove the listing.

    And if they do more will just pop up every day. It's like a disease that won't go away :yack:

    Have fun!
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  4. john65999

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    with my limited knowledge, NO..but if i see something that i know, then yes..tired of all the frauding goin' on
  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    How long have you been into learning about mint errors again?

    Frauding is part of life. Remove 1 and 2 will take its place!
  6. rascal

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    Looks like anyone would know this is just a beat up piece of trash
  7. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Ebay is terrible about removing listings; after all, it benefits from each sale, even if the item is counterfeit!
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  8. john65999

    john65999 Active Member

    If each of us, just reported one misleading or fraudulent listing a week, this would clear up the problem in a few months...i am on ebay as a vendor (no coins yet, just collectibles) and i am on the up and up, and work very hard to keep my feedback good, and my customer base growing, with many repeat customers, especially for the miniature doll house stuff i when i see shite like that, it makes me very angry and figured i would do my part..
  9. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    That's what you may think. But it won't happen.

    Have you considered the following?..
    I believe that many of these listings are actually people who have bo idea that their coin is really not a mint error. They assume it is because it looks like one when it is actually really damaged. That's sad.. And what's even more sad is that there are people actually bidding on these damaged coins. That shows the amount of ignorance on their part.
    Like I have stated.. Remove 1 and 2 more will pop up.

    I admire your feelings towards the issue but at the moment there are bigger issues to deal with in the world today than worrying about these type of listings.
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  10. Tin_Man_0

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    Spot on. It's apparent that this type of forgery has some success in fooling people, not just once, but in chain. I'm sure that anyone who might have been fooled buying the coin, won't feel all that bad about trying to sell it, assuming that they ever even took the time to do more research. Truth be told, if anyone did even just the mildest bit of research in coins and errors they would have learned about the forgeries. You would think that any beginner would stick to certified coins to be on the safe side.

    I've found that even the most seasoned pros more often stick to the certified regardless because, you just can't really see the coin from the pictures, not really. No matter if it's a legitimate coin or not, the only pictures anyone will ever post is the parts they want to you to see, not of any of the undesirable details. Those undesirable details vastly affect the value of the coin. Is that a form of fraud too or is that just sales? It can get gray fast.

    Me personally, I'd say if you ever pay more than a penny for a penny, then I'd say "boy, have I got a deal for you!". When you buy certified, you're paying for the inspection and certification of the coin, not so much the coin. Paying more than a penny for a penny is a form of PMD. The exceptions are the non business strikes, coins which never were just a penny and are so obviously different from regular business strikes, forgers would be hard pressed to produce any in a quantity that would make it worth the trouble. Mint sets should be bought in sets or sealed cello if you're risking buying the coin raw.
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  11. Inspector43

    Inspector43 72 Year Collector

    Sold for $17.50
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