• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Not sure if these cases and coins authentic or counterfeit

7 posts in this topic

Does anyone want to take a shot to advise if these 3 coins and cases are authentic? The coins registrations are valid, but no photos of the coins are in the registry for comparison.

I have not purchased them. I've watched the NGC videos, but photos aren't that great. I thought there were some inconsistencies and wanted to get opinions:

  • The shape of the "0", "8", and some letters look off. The centers of the "8"s look circular rather than oval.
  • The detail on the braid/pony tail on the $10 doesn't appear to have the fine beaded pattern on an authentic $10.
  • The cc on the Washington quarter dollar appears to be offset to the right a bit.
  • One of the coins is not oriented correctly.
  • The labels seem to be an older style and I don't see welding around the entire case perimeter if there should be.

Also, I posted this in the Counterfeit forum but didn't get any replies. How can I remove that post?IMG_1711.thumb.jpg.c235ba420afb97d7f9a9e68f63764bb6.jpgIMG_1709.thumb.jpg.a0b3c68d8627b96fbe9f9fea6ddfe693.jpgIMG_1710.thumb.jpg.33014be48213131cf4457495c7d18321.jpgIMG_1708.thumb.jpg.e89914f675933a75d2085305f51003ce.jpgIMG_1706.thumb.jpg.39a6d520d0e85ff3afce04c3095d297e.jpgIMG_1707.thumb.jpg.133fa65dfdb45813da39d27d1808d1cb.jpgIMG_1701.thumb.jpg.a4330b90466631e1ccee3a3660907878.jpg1793771890_IMG_1700(1).thumb.jpg.a05a35da67d47f402b93dfbe128543c8.jpg

Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

One idea would be to get a barcode reader app and try it on the barcodes. Fake slabs I've read about were too lazy to embed the real cert # in the barcodes. Otherwise I don't know enough about the various slab types to comment on that. Coin orientation is not a good criteria because the TPGs do it wrong themselves sometimes.

Edited by kbbpll
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I looked up your 3 NGC graded coins and they were all on the certification verification look-up on the NGC website. The images are there. Your images of your 10 dollar Liberty and the ancient coin both show rim hits that also show on the NGC images. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yes, I received confirmation earlier from another member also. Thanks for the help!

My tablet was not displaying images, so I used my laptop. There are three ancients, one 1694 2 Escudo and the 3 US.  I am surprised by the MS66 1872 Washington 25C (BG-818); have only found one other.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now