Watch out pre33 gold is being faked now

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  1. mullah

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Unfortunately the counterfeiters have had a reasonably good handle on pre-33 gold. The junk silver stuff they turned out looked so cartoonish that it was fairly easy for the average collector to spot the junk. I am a pre-33 gold guy and will not buy it off the web.
     
  4. Clawcoins

    Clawcoins Well-Known Member

    pre33 have been faked for a quite a number of years now unfortunately.

    just search on CT "indian head gold fake" and you'll see years worth of fake eBay etc postings identified.
     
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  5. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    That's a fake which should really not deceive an average informed collector.
     
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  6. mullah

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    Agreed hopefully the buyer can get his money back from the seller.
     
  7. myownprivy

    myownprivy Well-Known Member

    How did you quickly identify this as a fake?

    I see that the edge looks a little unusual in how it is raised. And the incuseness looks almost too perfect for a coin supposedly that old. But the seller has tons of feedback, almost entirely positive, so I can see many people overlooking this as a fake.

    Please tell us more about why you know this is a counterfeit.
     
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  8. GoldFinger1969

    GoldFinger1969 Well-Known Member

    Not in a slab, right ?
     
  9. Rheingold

    Rheingold Well-Known Member

    Please tell us more about why you know this is a counterfeit.[/QUOTE]

    There are several signs best seen on the eagle side.
    Upfolded rim, the inscription comes incorrect and mushy and the whole coin lacks of good details.
    And of course the coin is not slabbed;)
     
  10. mullah

    mullah Member

    There are several signs best seen on the eagle side.
    Upfolded rim, the inscription comes incorrect and mushy and the whole coin lacks of good details.
    And of course the coin is not slabbed;)[/QUOTE]

    Also some of the stars are off when looked closely upon.
     
  11. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    Somewhere on its website, PCGS talks about receiving a full set of Indian quarter eagles for slabbing. Each and every one was a fake.
     
  12. WoodyWW

    WoodyWW Junior Member

    I decided 10 or 15 years ago not to buy any pre-1933 (US) gold that wasn't slabbed by PCGS or NCG. I think even if I bought an AGE or ML I'd want it slabbed.
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2019
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  13. mpcusa

    mpcusa "Official C.T. TROLL SWEEPER"

    Always buy from a reputable dealer, not some guy on the street corner...LOL
     
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