Unbelievable! And the seller announces it's a fake.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by LA_Geezer, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

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  3. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    funny thing is, they started at $19.99
  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I guess they want to fill that hole cheap. It won't be cheap if they keep bidding like that.
  5. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Reported. And next time I get into an elevator, I'll be sure to mash the "Door Close" button, because I love doing things that have no effect. :rolleyes:
  6. NOS

    NOS Former Coin Hoarder

    Nothing much to report on this being the seller has declared that it is a "repro". I can tell right off that it is a modern Chinese-made replica. Collectors like to fill their albums with decent-looking replicas such as these without seeing some redundant message stamped on it and they should have every right to do so.

    Like the seller says, "fill that coin hole with a cheaper coin that no one can afford." Essentially, these are great for collectors who would never be able to afford an original example and would otherwise look at blanks in their albums forever.
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  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    eBay has long banned repro coins that aren't stamped COPY to comply with the Hobby Protection Act, and now they ban even those. But, as we see, enforcement is very weak.

    Out before someone brings up the C-name. :rolleyes:
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  8. desertgem

    desertgem MODERATOR Senior Errer Collecktor Moderator

    maybe this is how he came about his eBay name.
  9. john59

    john59 Well-Known Member

    The seller has a few copy's - 1877 INDIAN HEAD PENNY CENT REPRO COIN FILL THAT HOLE CHEAP at $75.00
  10. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    If eBay pretends to enforce the HPA, then why is there a separate category for "fantasy" dates when the FTC has already ruled those must also be marked? EBay doesn't give a rip.
  11. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    The "C-name" bit was a joke, not a recommendation. :(

    The closest thing I see is a "Coins: US -> Novelty" category...?
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  12. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    It's still cheaper than a Carr. :vamp: Better quality too...
  13. EyeAppealingCoins

    EyeAppealingCoins Well-Known Member

    I didn't use the "c word" in my initial post.

    Exonumia --> Fantasy Issue Coins

    (Not specific to anyone producer)
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  14. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Well-Known Member

    I will get those listed as repro removed.
    If there is an Indian expert that can look at those not listed as repro and PM a list of counterfeits with accurate diagnostics of those that are copies and how you know they are, I will get those taken care of also.

    Anyone can PM me with links to counterfeit sellers, include item number/s and description to make it easier please.
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  15. EdThelorax

    EdThelorax Well-Known Member

    You are allowed to feel they SHOULD have the right to have these. The fact is they do not. We have a law called the Hobby Protection Act and an update of this called The Collectible Coin Protection Act. They have specific rules for copies. I understand Ebay cares very little. I do care. every collector should also IMHO.
  16. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Ah, I was stuck in the "US" category. I thought I must be missing something.
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  17. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    Maybe they're made out of PLASTIC to cover their butts. Or maybe it says on the edge "Made in China". lol
  18. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Wow.... Bid is up to $32.00. What’s the Ali Express site sell that for? A buck fifty maybe?
  19. john59

    john59 Well-Known Member

    Did you try to talk to the seller ?
  20. john59

    john59 Well-Known Member

    If everyone here contact the seller and ask why no copy mark is on the coin what do you think he would do with the listing
  21. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    I really don’t mind if they are sold as copies or replicas, that’s how collectors can nicely FILL a hole in their Dansco. What I do mind is this: FILL FREE TO CHECK OUT MY OTHER COIN AUCTIONS :)
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