Silver legal tender coins made from copper

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  1. kiona

    kiona Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    The title calls them a "token" and the item specifics gives the composition as copper.

    But the coins themselves have "1oz 999 silver" written on the reverse, QEII and a face value on the obverse.

    I'd have thought it wouldn't be legal to sell something marked as silver but made from copper?

    The seller has a heap of different design "tokens" for sale. There's also 1937 and 1938 crowns... couldn't they easily end up being resold to someone as real?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2015-AUS...d=172843006205&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/1938-KGV...d=172843005915&_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850
     
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    Greg Williams Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Thanks for bringing this to peoples attention.

    WOW!!! - - - Crowns?
     
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    spannermonkey Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Everybody use the report button
     
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    sammy Active Member Silver Stacker

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    How does this guy have a 99%+ feedback score?
     
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    greedy Kobold Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    that is a scary trend, here is another fake Crown listed on TM from the seller I mentioned before
    (I even attempted to report one of the listings...).
    IMO it only takes time before someone will try to sell it as an authentic once.
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/coins/reproduction-coins/auction-1402894897.htm
    Could someone who knows this coin tell me if it looks 'real'?

    Since, TM administration does not want to do anything about it and the guy has heaps of such 'fakes'
    including britihs crowns and gold/silver bars - please be aware (currenlty 147 items listed).
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/members/l...=187-4353-5210-&page=3&sort_order=expiry_desc
     
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    crazy so many people love to buy fake. It is common sense too low to be good
     

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