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Neophyte's - WALL OF SHAME!

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The Neophyte Numismatist

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I will post the most egregiously horrible sellers.  If you make my wall... please re-think your strategy and consider the damage that you are doing to the hobby!  186759504_ScreenShot2022-03-31at10_36_49PM.thumb.png.923001863c4d6614bfe268cafc59d587.png

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Unfortunately I'd say the odds are small that these people or their would-be customers will ever see this. I also think the odds of these sellers caring is zero. They know what they're doing. They have no shame.

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These should be a pretty obvious “no” to any collector, even a novice. What really should be on a “Wall of Shame” are the ones that sell Chinese fakes that they claim they “inherited from Grandpa” or sell altered coins like 1894-S Morgans with the mintmark removed, then both the seller and ebay refuse to take down the auction when confronted.  

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On 4/1/2022 at 8:18 AM, CBC said:

These should be a pretty obvious “no” to any collector, even a novice. What really should be on a “Wall of Shame” are the ones that sell Chinese fakes that they claim they “inherited from Grandpa” or sell altered coins like 1894-S Morgans with the mintmark removed, then both the seller and ebay refuse to take down the auction when confronted.  

Post them - that's what this is for.  I found a "Help Grandma" but post the fakes and scammers.  I am a novice, and definitely recognize the fact that these are not-as-advertised. Hoping this could help someone from making a not-thought-out purchase.

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I posted three apparently altered 1894 Morgan dollars on the Counterfeit Coins chat board back in January.  I contacted all three sellers with my concerns, two did not respond and the third responded with “you don’t know what you’re looking at” and got verbally abusive when I responded to his response. I reported all three sellers to eBay, got no response from eBay and they allowed all three auctions to continue to completion.  End result, in my opinion, three unsuspecting buyers paid $800+ each for altered Morgan dollars that are worth nothing more than melt value. 

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One of those suspect 1894-“P” Morgans just re-appeared on ebay, listed by a different seller than the listing in January but the same photos as the January listing. Interestingly, both sellers are from Huntsville, Alabama.  Bid is over $700 and ends Tuesday.  Maybe the January buyer figured out it was fake and returned it?
 

 

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Now if only the AU 53 dime was a PF 53 dime, you might have something. What a sham or wishful thinking? I'll go with wall of shame sham for a coin worth 10 cents.

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