1794 half cent on ebay 11-1-13
Looks like it's gone. Did it have a B.I.N.? Item number or link would be helpful on these...
Somebody posted this ebay listing on the PCGS forums earlier today. Here's a link to that thread:
and a link to the ebay listing:
I thought this counterfeit was quite odd looking and no, I haven't seen one of this style before. Certain things about it look like a recent Chinese counterfeit and I suspect that's what it is. But, for a little while I was entertaining the idea it could be a really skillful re-engraving job on a genuine host coin since some of the details and the dentils look right on. A new one for me. I'm guessing it didn't fool even the neophyte on ebay though since it was listed as a "1794 Large Cent" . That should send up some red flags.
Last edited by Kevinton; 11-02-2013 at 09:26 PM.
I saw that coin, was on my iPhone app at work, so I "watched" it but it was gone before I was able to look at it on my larger screen at home. It didn't look right, so I was hoping to check it out in more detail. Not that I was going to bid on it with my limited funds right now (if it had been real). Don't see many 1794 Half cents on eBay, that's for sure!
Last edited by westcoin; 11-09-2013 at 04:51 AM.