Ebay: Silver Denarii - Who's robbing who?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Co1ns, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. Co1ns

    Co1ns Member

    Two JC Denarii for maybe a 10th of what they're worth if real ...

    I highly doubt I've been this lucky, but from a trading perspective, the risk:reward ratio was just too good!



    Way out of my league, but to me the degradation and wear look very natural. On other hand, the flans seem way too round, strikes well centered (even ignoring the ridiculously low price I paid).

    What's the verdict? Are these fakes?
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2018
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  3. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter

    Guilty! Of collecting.........:)
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  4. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Your mouse and trackpad suspended for 30 days.
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  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    They look cast to me, therefore fake.
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  6. green18

    green18 Sweet on Commemorative Coins Supporter


    Nothing fake about the US Mint, except it don't exist to ancient guys. Never happened......the past is present. devil.gif
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  7. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Fakes. Sorry. Look cast.
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  8. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    OMG...the US Mint makes cast ancient denari...what will they do next?
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  9. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Can you send them back? @Co1ns
  10. Co1ns

    Co1ns Member

    @Kentucky @Jwt708 damn it :D

    @wcoins Seller is in Europe and middle of the night there so doubt he's shipped yet ... half tempted to wait til I have them before lodging a dispute so I can see first hand what a cast fake looks like
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  11. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Since you're now reasonably confident that they're fake and want to see what they look like in person I'd just keep them as replica examples. Otherwise, it's just a waste of the seller's money to send them to you from Europe only for you to lodge a complaint and force a refund from a seller who may not know they're not original.
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2018
  12. Co1ns

    Co1ns Member

    I've decided to just save myself the hassle and request a cancellation, but neither the seller's wallet or time were even a minor consideration. I think he's more than aware his coins are fakes.
  13. KIWITI

    KIWITI Well-Known Member

    See all those tiny pimples? Those are clear signs of casting bubbles.
  14. roman99

    roman99 Well-Known Member

    Very obvious fakes just from the surface.
  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I have trouble mustering up sympathy from those who bid knowing the items are fake and the fact that no one outbid your 1/10th value should have been a tip off. Coins are either real or fake. There is no such things as odds that makes a fakes a better deal unless they are cheap enough that you want them for the education. These are pretty nice at $5 each.
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