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Possible fake Morgan dollars from China

Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

Saw eBay listing for 1897S Morgan dollar, claims to be brilliant uncirculated, asking $40, plus postage or best offer. Some negative feedback indicating coins are counterfeit. Has already sold 10 (and no doubt some of these will be resold as genuine by the buyers on eBay, or elsewhere). I did not see a stamp "copy" anywhere on the coin.

I am not sufficiently comfortable with looking at photos and deciding the coin is fake. I think the link to that listing is below, but I'm not real computer literate so I'm not sure that the link is accurate.

I've seen several other similar listings of Morgan dollars as well.

Please, beware if my suspicions are correct.

Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/364754170766?_trkparms=amclksrc=ITM&aid=1110013&algo=HOMESPLICE.SIMRXI&ao=1&asc=20211209162615&meid=fd077b72082340fda9e74aa4e24445ee&pid=101479&rk=4&rkt=12&itm=364754170766&pmt=1&noa=0&pg=4429259&algv=SimRWIWebRoundRobinBlenderWithPromotedSeeds&_trksid=p4429259.c101479.m3476&itmprp=cksum:364754170766fd077b72082340fda9e74aa4e24445ee|enc:AQAIAAABAKXWuUGeWZNDwRHZ2wLkfSP6eO0HvvoaL1McJo5mxBH%2BT9fwbenIEU%2BSOcnyNNYMYXDhQxHIUaMzMSla596atc7GR4PsdYzmv%2FyE7JaZT84%2BiEYSq0fm1%2FuUDNhEWqqNHOBAS8HQrnRFx6O2H%2Fm1h4JZ%2BvFPLJ%2B8bCdIYU1ua%2Bx780yfl69vXbS%2BBRzZVE%2FDgF%2B8ahehzv9pQAlLtsP6%2BveeOdHTfNTG0PPpkiK4wm3WttzDMjRgpTKicAuyIaWIT8UVJMAU%2Fe9LQTcmStw1w56%2BoWpnJ1goagZ7M6ncb9fMO7S4CRY2pgo44NGnAiedbrMAhoY%2BhEX%2BYtx2NfxfZHI%3D|ampid:PL_CLK|clp:4429259&itmmeta=01HR3GD71JECAC591N4N0X7WS0

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 3, 2024 6:59PM

    Please post the images instead of the link just in case it gets taken down and the forum members cannot comment on it.

    "When in doubt...don't."

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Counterfeits, both listed and already sold. Reported.

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    Married2CoinsMarried2Coins Posts: 235 ✭✭✭

    @Glen2022

    There is no Santa Claus in numismatics. That's a nice looking coin but If the price is too good to be true there is something wrong 99% of the time.

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    crazyhounddogcrazyhounddog Posts: 13,815 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The seller already has a couple of negatives feedbacks for selling Chinese counterfeits.

    The bitterness of "Poor Quality" is remembered long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
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    mark_dakmark_dak Posts: 1,093 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OMG, just look at the "Similar Sponsored Items" - There's no stopping this. Time for eBay to clean up their act. I expect less from Facebook and their limitless fake coin ads but this is eBay's business. Enough!

    Mark

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    JBKJBK Posts: 14,763 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The seller is in China. 🇨🇳

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    PerryHallPerryHall Posts: 45,435 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @JBK said:
    The seller is in China. 🇨🇳

    Yup. Now you can buy directly from the source and cut out the middleman. :D

    Worry is the interest you pay on a debt you may not owe.

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    Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 894 ✭✭✭✭✭

    This is becoming all to common.
    If it's to good to be true it probably is.
    I buy only slabbed coins now. I know there are counterfeit slabs to but at least we can spot them.
    It's the uneducated that I feel bad for.

    Student of numismatics and collector of Morgan dollars
    Successful BST transactions with: Namvet Justindan Mattniss RWW olah_in_MA

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    bigjpstbigjpst Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reported last night and got an email from eBay saying they found nothing wrong with listing

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Married2Coins said:
    @Glen2022

    There is no Santa Claus in numismatics. That's a nice looking coin but If the price is too good to be true there is something wrong 99% of the time.

    I don't think it's a nice looking coin (or a well-made copy).

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭

    More counterfeits from China

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