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  1. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Right at bottom!: My all item are not antique ,They are all art
  2. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I hope you got a refund?
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

  4. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Stu, I will gladly put this in the blog, thanks. Can you tell me a little more? In simple terms, what tells you this is not a genuine old coin? To me it looks too sharp, and the colour looks wrong. But I only know that because I have other coins of my own to compare with.
  5. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks Nick. I do get that now, and will see if I can explain that in the blog when time allows. Thanks again, Pete
  6. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Nick I had a quick look through old forum posts about this coin and the level of knowledge required to identify this particular copy is pretty high. For example "tell-tale cud on the serif of the N of TENTH on the reverse and the same digs in the field in front of Victoria's face". What is a serif? What is a cud? Again, please excuse my ignorance!
  7. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks Stu. I cannot see any R on these. The image on http://www.museumreproductions.co.uk/shop/viewitem.php?productid=466 is way too small to see any details too. Does anyone have a decent photo of a coin like this with the R?
  8. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I found this 1839 modern replica for sale on aliexpress (yours for just $2.00!). Excuse my ignorance, but what coin is this meant to be? It will feature on my blog. Cheers, Pete
  9. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks for the links Stu. Yes the words are tricky! For the Dorchester replica coins, are these sold as fillers? Are these marked to indicate they are copies? In the first ebay link above (" INTERESTING UNKNOWN VERY EARLY SILVER COIN ") in laymans terms, how do you know this is a copy? For the second eBay link (" hammered coins ") again, how do you identify that a a copy? No worries if you do not have time to answer :-) Cheers, Pete
  10. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks Nick. I don't presently have time to read through the previous posts as a newbie to understand why it is a fake. I was hoping others on here would input some brief text explaining why a particular coin is a fake plus photos. This way I can copy and paste onto the blog. Don't get me wrong, if I get the time I will do more research myself, but it would be quicker for the 'experts' on here who know these things to write this stuff up.
  11. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    LOL - yes all 327 pages! Some homework for me... I work full time and have kids etc so my time for this blog is limited. Time aside, one problem with going through the old pages is that the explanations are not often clear enough for a newbie, which is what I am.
  12. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes please! But I am new to coin collecting so I would need a good explanation as to why you know it is a fake. If you have the time, that'd be great.
  13. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Hi everyone, I am also sickened by these fake coins being passed off as genuine antiques. To try to do something about it, however small, I have created a blog that I will add to over time, based on the excellent knowledge gleaned here - I hope this is ok with you all. The blog is here: https://replicacoins.wordpress.com/ It needs tidying up but it is a start. If anyone wants to contribute as an author, PM me with ideas etc. I will try to keep it free from anything libellous, I don't want to get the blog closed. If anyone out there with a legal background thinks there is anything I should worry about in the blog, do say? If anyone has some good examples of replica coins do let me know? You never know, it may save one or two people from being ripped off. I have also created an eBay guide, but I think eBay will pull the plug on that pretty soon. That's all for now, must get some kip!
  14. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Nice idea. Another method would be to put up an eBay Guide with images etc. If someone wants to write one, and if they don't have an eBay account then I would be happy to put it up on my eBay account (I am too much of a newbie to write such a thing!).
  15. newheart

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I messaged field_walker, the seller of the "antique" coin with the little heart shape which shows it to be a replica, asking "why list it in Antiques>Antiquities>British?". He just replied: "Because I wanted to, who knows how old it is, do you know how old it is, there isn't a category for detecting finds is there. No more messages now have a nice day." For the benefit of newbies, this is the replica coin showing the heart stamp: