1798 cent deceptive copy in jan 14, 2013 coin world
Hi, anyone see the draped bust cent copy in coin world.... a cast coin molded from an s-158. It was light in weight and the rim is a little weird, but its pretty scary. Michael fahey wants to hear the opinion of an early copper specialist.... at what point will the fakes destroy the hobby? -mike pasella
I don't worry about fakes killing the hobby, but I do worry about fakes keeping many new collectors from sticking around which would destroy any growth to the hobby.
Also - I worry when larger dealers (or dealers with high ratings on e-bay) are selling fakes as real.
I was a baseball card collector for over 15 years and what caused me to give up collecting was dealers became very unfriendly & most dealers had no problem ripping collectors off which turned me off from the hobby.