Phoney Pandas

Discussion in 'Modern Chinese Coins & Medallions' started by yennus, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Catseye

    Catseye New Member

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    I think that's a shiny spot, not the same as black spot.
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Yeah, does look like a BSOD from this angle :)
     
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    It does look shiny (missing 'frosting'), but I think that they are still referrenced as 'black spots' right?
     
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    +1
     
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    I didn't know that, I thought BSOD referred to a lack of silver/thinness in the plating process.
    I have never seen/held one in my hand, only pictures.
    So plating causes defect in the frosting to be shiny?
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Plating sometimes leaves "Black Spots of Death".
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Ask in the main Panda Forum, not in the Phoney Panda section.
     
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    Check out this one.

    It is the rare accented hair variety!

    Or is it the Ewok variety? :lol:
     
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    yennus Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    ahaha... ugh... ugly bear.
     
  12. idunnonemo

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    1) how good (accurate) is your scale?
    2) assuming your scale is good, 30.8g is a tad light. I have never seen 1 troy oz silver coin come close to 32g (31.4 is the most I have seen) - and I'm excluding all the silver bullions/rounds, taking account only the canadian/australian/chinese coins. IMHO
     
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    Problem with keeping valuable coins in those flips is that contact mark(s) easily pass through the plastic/mylar. Besides what jc pointed out, those marks on the 91's arm and leg can be troublesome (if they are on the coin). I sent in a 91p which looked nicer, but came back only pf68. I'm not trying to rain on your parade, but just giving you how I see it. The 89 and 94 look fine.
     
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    It's better to spend slightly more to buy a certified (PCGS/NGC) coin than getting screwed trying to buy a raw cheaply. It's hard to look at those photos to judge their authenticity. If someone is willing to sell those for a few hundred bucks, there's a good chance they are fakes.
     
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    Yes, a few had been reported on CCF (Chinese Coin Forum).
     
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    Buyer(s) have up to 45 days after the purchase (I believe) to file a claim with eBay/Paypal.
     
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    Another 2000 mirror fake? 281012380635
    I am 99.9% sure this is another Fake , it is a bad blurry picture but the to me the luster, top of the temple and date look wrong, and I believe the real 2000 mirrored have 4 pillars in the bottom row on each side of the stairs on the temple side , this looks to only have 3. I contacted the seller and for now I do NOT think this seller knows or believes this is a fake . Am I wrong on this???
     
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    auction was taken down ...............
     
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    Yep this seller took my advice looked into it and concluded the same thing , I truly believe he really did not know , then he was worried about his other coins but I gave my opinion that they look legit, this was the only high value one anyway. It is always nice when people do the right thing , too bad there are so many of these 2000 mirror fakes ! I would guess high quality fake slabs on these will be next , I hope I am wrong!
     

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