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Offline Gusev

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Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:24:09 PM »
Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
Stephen Album Rare Coins, Auction 34, 23-26 May 2019.
PCGS graded Specimen 65.
Note: The lot was withdrawn from sale at auction after the expertise of W. Bertch.

Coin analysis (W. Bertch):
"Small dot below west-symbol; left foreleg with three claws and three hairs, fishes (northeast) with plain skin, eyes of lion without central dot (genuine coins are without the dot below west-symbol, with left forelegs having three claws and four hairs, fishes have dotted skin, eyes of lion with central dot), features which are also found with the coin ex ebay.
I would like to give the name “blind lion type” to this forgery."


Bottom photo - Genuine coin from the Rhodes collection (Sold for USD 14,190).
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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 08:40:28 AM »
Thanks for showing!

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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 10:24:10 AM »
With the two together i can imagie the first is a modern restrike. Still, lovely coins, would not mind to own even the fake one !

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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2019, 11:18:44 AM »
 :applause: :applause: :applause: for Stephen Album! It is probably a financial loss to him, but what he lost short term in money, he wins long term in credibility. We need more dealers with his moral strength. TFP Gusev.

Peter
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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2019, 03:27:00 PM »
With the two together i can imagie the first is a modern restrike. Still, lovely coins, would not mind to own even the fake one !

The coin had a grading PCGS and Steve originally set the price at $ 7,000.  :o
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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2019, 03:37:31 PM »
TFP Gusev.

Peter

TFP  Wolfgang Bertch
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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2019, 04:15:15 PM »
Stephen Album is still of highest credibility, but the company wearing his name is run by others.

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Re: Modern Forgery, Tibet, 5 Sho (Pattern), KM#PnA12
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2019, 04:38:01 PM »
I will add, this is an auction that always responds to comments.
Even simple notes like date error.
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