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Offline Anthony H

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Kiangnan 1904 Dollar No dots or with dots?
« on: March 30, 2016, 10:12:32 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I want to know your opinion on this coin, and see if it real or fake. I felt kind of fishy...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/182066298540?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

It was an ebay auction for a Certified Coin, from a Chinese Grader. Need a little help!

Thanks!

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Re: Kiangnan 1904 Dollar No dots or with dots? ... Replica
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 04:13:54 PM »
Hello Everyone!

I want to know your opinion on this coin, and see if it real or fake. I felt kind of fishy...



It was an ebay auction for a Certified Coin, from a Chinese Grader. Need a little help!


Yes. The coin is a replica. LINK http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=10931.0

The Chinese grading house no longer places diameter, thickness and weight on the coin slabs. They were all the same size and weight, e.g. 39mm diameter, 2.4mm thick and 26.8g; probably because the blank planchets were the same size when replica runs were made.

Buy the coin, not the holder. Consider checking accuracy of coins in unfamiliar graded certification slabs or even suspicious slabs bearing grading houses with which you may be familiar.

Recent coins from the same grading house are gradually losing labelled precision of the [mis]represented coins they contain. Prices for these slabs, where shill bidding has been halted by eBay, are falling. The grading house web site might not even be really in Shanghai because many of the dealers are from the southern China provinces!