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Fake Gold Dollar - Gone now

IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 1, 2023 7:10AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Same coin and seller from about a week ago; seller was contacted and knows the coin is a counterfeit, but has not learned his lesson.

Edit: Listing removed by eBay; thank you for reporting!


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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It says Restrike
    nothing wrong here

  • IkesTIkesT Posts: 2,162 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 1, 2023 12:09AM

    @alaura22 said:
    It says Restrike
    nothing wrong here

    Selling a counterfeit/replica coin is both illegal under US law and against the rules of eBay unless the coin itself is stamped with the word "COPY". Aside from being required by law, this protects future buyers from purchasing the counterfeit coin as genuine; no dealer can ethically sell such a coin without the "COPY" stamp.

    The word "restrike" has a precise meaning in numismatics - it is a genuine coin struck by the Mint (with original dies) at a later date than the date on the coin. The coin in the OP is absolutely not a restrike; it is a privately-produced counterfeit.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT.... Good work getting it removed and thanks for the screen shot. Cheers, RickO

  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,059 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IkesT said:

    @alaura22 said:
    It says Restrike
    nothing wrong here

    Selling a counterfeit/replica coin is both illegal under US law and against the rules of eBay unless the coin itself is stamped with the word "COPY". Aside from being required by law, this protects future buyers from purchasing the counterfeit coin as genuine; no dealer can ethically sell such a coin without the "COPY" stamp.

    The word "restrike" has a precise meaning in numismatics - it is a genuine coin struck by the Mint (with original dies) at a later date than the date on the coin. The coin in the OP is absolutely not a restrike; it is a privately-produced counterfeit.

    You are correct, I stand corrected
    Thanks

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