Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

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evensocome
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Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by evensocome » Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:38 pm

Been seeing a lot of these lately.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1879-CC-Morgan ... 4333619297
(Go ahead and flag it, I saved the images to upload them).
Have you guys been seeing these more recently lately?
I used to see one every couple of weeks/months, now it seems like I'm seeing them on a weekly basis.
Even more troubling, I'm usually seeing them being sold by coin shops and pawn shops whom I can't imagine not knowing better - especially since they usually weigh several grams less than the real McCoy in my experience.
Thoughts?
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Kissov
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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by Kissov » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 pm

Caveat emptor

evensocome
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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by evensocome » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:20 am

??
Is this not the kind of stuff you guys talk about?

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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by HawkeEye » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:25 am

On eBay you know to look out for anything like this, but at a coin shop it would be my last visit. They have to buy them to resell and 99% chance they know. If they don't know even more reasons to move on.
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pup_picker
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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by pup_picker » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:07 am

a good coin to post. it is above average for what i'm used to seeing.

they mess up the reverses and use obv of 21 with earlier dates.

i'd give this a 4.5-5 out of 10 for the public being able to detect it.

almost thought it may have just been whizzed a bit.

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Prider358
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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by Prider358 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:54 pm

I've had my fair share of 'FAKE MORGANS' like many other collectors. These day's I look at weight, measurement, Neodymium test, also, ping test. :o

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Re: Key Date CC Cast Counterfeits

Post by Geseas » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:28 pm

Kissov wrote:
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:19 pm
Caveat emptor
Thanks. I learned something..
Looked it up.
ca·ve·at emp·tor
/ˌkavēˌät ˈem(p)ˌtôr/
noun
the principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.

"caveat emptor applies to a lot these days"

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