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Another Cert our Host may want to take a look at... 1833 Half Dollar.

burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited March 28, 2023 4:06AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Bad coin and slab- cert has good images and a past auction listed.

This one has gone "international" with another seller listed in Germany.

Having 2 examples to review aids in identifying common "attribution" marks:

Best, Jack.


  • TrampTramp Posts: 614 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's some scary crap right there! Thanks for posting and reminding us to check and double check everything.

    USAF (Ret.) 1985 - 2005. E-4B Aircraft Maintenance Crew Chief and Contracting Officer.
    My current Registry sets:
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Carson City Morgan Dollars (1878 – 1893)
    ✓ Everyman Mint State Lincoln Cents (1909 – 1958)
    ✓ Morgan Dollar GSA Hoard (1879 – 1891)

  • BarberianBarberian Posts: 2,712 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The lettering of both the coins and the PCGS labels is a giveaway.

    3 rim nicks away from Good
  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    :o This just keeps getting worse ... Although we bring these to the attention of forum members, there are so many out there who are not members, and who have varying levels of knowledge - many at beginner levels, that will lose their money to these grifters. Cheers, RickO

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I hadn't realized the German seller actually listed it as counterfeit...

    Silbermünze PCGS MS 64+ 50 cent 1833 Plagiat #374553611354

    Silver coin PCGS MS 64+ 50 cents 1833 counterfeit #374553611354

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    German seller also has Stone Mountains...

  • burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,051 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 30, 2023 4:24AM

    Thanks for the response; it is unfortunate these continue to plague the Hobby...

  • KSorboKSorbo Posts: 95 ✭✭✭

    When I see photos of fakes like this it seems that the grade is the hardest to counterfeit. But they also miss easy parts like the denomination.

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