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Thread: Fake Morgan Dollars are becoming epidemic!!!

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    Default Fake Morgan Dollars are becoming epidemic!!!

    I encourage everyone to buy a scale and acid testing kit. While I have had several fake coins show up from ebay purchases over the last few years, most were steel, so they were easily detected with magnet(and those that are of the magnetic variety tend to be "easy" to spot anyway), but now the couterfeit morgans are of a whole new caliber. I recieved a batch of 10 coins today that I had bought on ebay. Of course the main picture in the auction is not of the fake coins he is selling. These coins are so close to looking authentic, but I just felt something didnt look right, so I put one on the scale. It weighed 26.3g, I then put another one on the scale and it was 25.8g. Then I knew I had a problem. The coins are all xFine so I knew it was not due to wear that they were that weight. I had bought an acid test kit a year ago, but I had yet to use it. So I rubbed a coin onto the stone, and put a drop of acid on it. To my amazement the metal simple bubbled a bit a dissolved away! The scary thing is these coins almost fooled me, and I had actually got a few extremely similar coins a few weeks back, but I only weighed those and thought they were close enough to be real and proceeded to put them into the mix, but I now believe they were also fakes. I cant do anything about the ones in the past, but this latest bunch I intend on getting my $320 back. I emailed the seller, awaiting their response.

    **BE AWARE OUT THERE! The EVIL IMMORAL, UNETHICAL, FRUADULENT SELLERS ARE FLOODING THE COIN MARKET WITH "HIGH QUALITY" FAKE SILVER DOLLARS MADE OF CRAP METAL!!**
    Last edited by ynot2k; 12-10-2012 at 05:19 PM. Reason: removed ebay item number - pls refrain from posting ebay item/usernames/links etc. (or similar auction sites)

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