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Borodino Fake?


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It's a difficult coin to tell, but I would never buy a pricey coin outside of my own country (the US in my case). Estonia is like buying from Israel, Pakistan, India, China, or the Philippines in my opinion...just not the best idea. At anyrate here is a real one to compare it to, the eBay coin looks pretty good, but to me the color of the metal and the reflectivity is off, either cleaned, or the wrong metal.

 

http://www.russianarsenal.com/popup_add_im...hp?imagesID=320

 

Someone will likely be on that is more familiar with these, but I would suggest staying away.

Here is another coin from the same seller, this one looks fake to me as well.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Russia-1-Rouble-1883-s...%3A1%7C294%3A50

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Looked at this fine sample http://cgi.ebay.com/Russia-1-Rouble-1839-s...3%3A13|294%3A50

 

To me the rays above the head do not look right especially below the B. Can anyone concur?

 

the coin what you questioning is not genuine - compare it with an original one for yourself at coinarchives.com :ninja:

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Looked at this fine sample http://cgi.ebay.com/Russia-1-Rouble-1839-s...3%3A13|294%3A50

To me the rays above the head do not look right especially below the B. Can anyone concur?

I have compared the dies to specimens in my database and I see no problems

on either obverse or reverse. The bust of the Emperor appears to match in every

respect, which is where most hand-made dies fail. The odd look may simply be due

to the coin being polished or the photographic technique.

 

This does not mean that the coin is genuine, only that it appears to be so.

 

RWJ

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the coin what you questioning is not genuine - compare it with an original one for yourself at coinarchives.com :ninja:

 

 

common! apparently WHISKERS ;)

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And that coin sells for $835? Geez.

 

very well done modern fake can be russian origin...

buyer looks for a cheap price first, not thinking about a coin as genuine...

simple comparation with a genuine piece shows a difference immediately....

feel sorry for a winner, unless it is shiel bidding ... :ninja:

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wow..835!!!! expensive fake coin

 

if you believe that this coin was a genune you could have placed a bid for 900 and who knows?

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  • 2 weeks later...
if you believe that this coin was a genune you could have placed a bid for 900 and who knows?

 

for sale again, so far 10.49 euro

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=180368174082

 

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  • 2 weeks later...
for sale again, so far 10.49 euro

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=180368174082

 

:ninja:

this time 356 euro only ;)

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