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Counterfeit Korean 5 yang (1892)


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Korean coins are currently very hot and there is a sharp rise of counterfeits coming from China.

 

A few examples are:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=230112940327

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=270106800007

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=230113082493

 

Bear in mind that if it is original and in XF grade, one should expect to pay easily over 2000+USD. For a UNC, perhaps 4000USD and a proof set of 1892 set sold last year has hit 18,000USD. It just shows it's a rather pricy coin. Obviously a couple of hundred is just a joke.

 

Now what is more worrying is these two:

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=170104183036

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=120111916088

 

Pictures do seem like they are genuine but what is suprising is that they have the same toning, scratches and such. Hmmmmmmm I wonder something is happening. What is more ironic is that both sellers don't have any transaction for the past few months. And they are both supposely located in California.

 

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