Author Topic: Does the wording and font look correct to you on this PCGS Secure Plus slab?  (Read 1381 times)

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Offline yibo

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Hi All,

Does the wording and font look correct to you on this PCGS Secure Plus slab?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NO-RESERVE-CHINA-10-Yuan-1984-Silver-Panda-PCGS-PR69-DCAM-SECURE-PLUS-/170830090274?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c6445022

1. The “P” in PCGS overlaps the top right corner of the shield.
2. “China, PRC” instead of “China, People’s Republic”. Font looks small and faded.

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Offline fractalfate

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If you look at the photos on the PCGS site http://www.pcgs.com/Cert/20398301/
the obverse has a small spot to the right of the date. This does not appear to be present on the coin pictured in this slab. There also appears to be a scratch between the temple and characters on the right that is not present on the PCGS photo. These may be 'tricks of light' caused by the slab or photographic technique, but they are suspicious findings. If it is a fake, it is a really, really good fake--both the coin and slab. I would be very surprised to see counterfeit attempts with a PCGS secure slab, however. It would just seem foolhardy to attempt to fake coins with high-resolution photos easily available on the PCGS site. But who knows? That might be exactly the type of overconfidence that a arrogant counterfeit artist might target as a challenging subject.

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I agree with you gasman034.
Too bad we cannot view the slab on PCGS to verify this coin's authenticity. I find it hard to believe PCGS could not align the words better.