Was almost tempted to buy this Roman Booteen replica coin...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dougmeister, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    This was an ad I saw on Facebook. I couldn't link the actual Facebook ad that had the video of the coin "opening" up... pretty sure it was the same video on Roman Booteen's website:

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=288906765056848

    (purposely NOT hyperlinked)
    https://raindew DOT net/products/1921-holy-grail-rover-coin

    I learned my lesson the hard way last year NOT to buy stuff from Facebook ads.

    I think that Booteen's creations are really cool... *way* too expensive for me (even the authorized replicas)... so this was kind of tempting.

    Then I did a WhoIs and saw this:

    Domain Name: RAINDEW.NET
    Registry Domain ID: 2451652494_DOMAIN_NET-VRSN
    Registrar WHOIS Server: grs-whois.hichina.com
    Registrar URL: http://www.net.cn
    Updated Date: 2019-11-05T07:50:57Z
    Creation Date: 2019-11-05T07:46:11Z
    Registry Expiry Date: 2020-11-05T07:46:11Z
    Registrar: Alibaba Cloud Computing (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
    Registrar IANA ID: 420
    Registrar Abuse Contact Email: DomainAbuse@service.aliyun.com
    Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +86.95187
    Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok
    Name Server: DNS10.HICHINA.COM
    Name Server: DNS9.HICHINA.COM
    DNSSEC: unsigned

    Live and learn.

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  3. Bluntflame

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    Oh yeah, I saw this mechanical coin on facebook too! Can I get some background on these? I have no idea where to start when researching this kind of stuff.
     
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  4. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Replica from China as noted above! laughhard.gif
     
  5. Dougmeister

    Dougmeister Well-Known Member

    As fretboard pointed out, the FB ones are fake... and they most likely will never get mailed to you anyway.

    If you're interested in the guy who started it all, check these out:

    https://hotco.co/collections/roman-booteen

    https://www.instagram.com/romanbooteen/

    https://mymodernmet.com/heart-coin-hobo-nickel-roman-booteen/
     
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