bimm Posted January 6, 2011 Report Share Posted January 6, 2011 Fake Eritrean 5 lire coins of 1891 and 1896 keep popping up on eBay, and people keep buying them. Originals are worth well over $1000 in AU. Here is a common fake which sold recently for $800!! http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5335826004&toolid=10001&customid=&ext=110609798138&item=350425084747 (item #350425084747) Another, a steal(!) at $44: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=2&campid=5335826004&toolid=10001&customid=&ext=110609798138&item=300493319997 (item #300493319997) On many fakes, like these two, the bottom of the "O" in "Umberto" is weak. These fakes are an epidemic---there are three or four up for sale now. Should I let the buyers know that these are fakes? ---Jeff Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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