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Offline Desibot

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Alexander coin
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:28:57 PM »
Help me please on this coin
Is this genuine or fake.

Been offered it for $1000

Offline Finn235

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Re: Alexander coin
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 07:04:29 PM »
Lysimachus, not Alexander.

I'm not expert enough to tell fakes on these - these Greek coins warrant fakes that are hand-struck using dies made from authentic coins.

At any rate, I think $1000 is a bit steep. You could probably find a comparable specimen for $750 or less. I certainly wouldn't buy without a rock solid return policy, period.

Offline jkk

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Re: Alexander coin
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 03:56:21 AM »
I'm no authority, but the color looks rather odd in the photos. You are right to question it and get more input.

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Re: Alexander coin
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2017, 03:59:51 AM »
Here are my 2:

1) Why would anyone spend $1,000 on a coin and then ask if it is questionable?  If I am spending that much money, I would get the coin from a very reliable and well known dealer.
2) These coins cost less than $1,000!

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Re: Alexander coin
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2017, 06:23:14 AM »
looks too good to be true!  ::)
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