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Fake 1892 ZAR "SS" Crown

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ZARBOY    10
ZARBOY

Hi all

 

Please be careful of following listing:

Silver Coins - yes yes yes 1892 single shaft 5 shilling,,,,not offen seen ,,, read more for sale in Hartbeespoort (ID:25597623)

 

Please see more about fakes:

 

 

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/641/1110641_100901151246_page0001.jpg

 

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/641/1110641_100901151403_page0002.jpg

 

Notes:

 

1.Overall wear pattern is not consistent with fields.

2.Milling on coin does not correspond to any other zar coins.

3.Serrations flattened and irregular.

4.Inspection with a 10X glass shows clear porosity in the surface of the coin,

also visible between the milled section on the rim.

5.The colour of the coin is not consistent with the age or wear of the coin

6.The weight of the coin is incorrect. It weighs 21g – 27g well below the 28.287g that it should weigh. Taking a test batch of 7 VF+ coins they all weigh in 28.14 plus and remain in designated weight range. I have see fakes that weights correct, but then all diameters is out.

7.The lettering on the reverse the L and E will show an overlay consistent

with a casting.

8.The shoulder appears weak with no definition

 

 

Regards

 

 

Thomas van der Spuy

ZARBOY

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lilythepink    10
lilythepink

Thanks for the warning, Thomas. I feel sorry for the bidders.

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Virgotec    10
Virgotec

Not that anything you said in your post makes sense to me, but as a Bobber that loves looking at coins, Thanks for the thumbs up. I learn something new every day.

 

Regards

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BumbleBee    10
BumbleBee

Thomas, how do you know this? Have you seen this coin personally?

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ZARBOY    10
ZARBOY
Thomas, how do you know this? Have you seen this coin personally?

 

Hi Stephen

 

I HAVE NOT seen this coin personally. I have seen to many fakes in my 12 years of collecting coins, mainly ZAR Coins. You get to a point where one can almost spot the problems by just seeing the overall appearance of the coins.

 

I gave Allyn Jacobs a fake/replica to be used in Brian Hern's " Hern's Handbook on South African Tokens " I made my personal full study on the coin - not to be caught!!!

This kind of replica/fake is luckily enough easy to spot.

 

Would love to know what the exact weight of the coin on auction is.

 

See a perfect example with nice pictures of a genuine crown:

Silver Coins - 1892 5 shilling ss EF for sale in Pretoria / Tshwane (ID:24965176)

 

Regards

 

Thomas van der Spuy

ZARBOY

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BumbleBee    10
BumbleBee

Bugger, ok that is a good looking coin. I see what you mean now, the difference is quite obvious.

 

Now, let me go ask the seller if I can swap a kidney for it.

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ZARBOY    10
ZARBOY

Hi

 

I'm sure the seller does not even know himself that the coin is a fake. What I can't understand is that buyers knowing about all the chinese fakes just place bids on these coins without determining the coins authenticity? This is one of the easiest fakes to see.

 

Anybody can PM me with their email address and I will gladly email them the word document I have on the fake crowns. This will help buyers in determining the coins authenticity.

 

Hope you are not the leading bidder Stephen.?.?.?.???

 

Regards

 

Thomas van der Spuy

ZARBOY

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BumbleBee    10
BumbleBee

Thomas, I don't actively bid on ZAR coins. Don't know enough about them to start collecting. I have a few "hand-me-downs" which I decided to put on auction today, thats all the ZAR I have.

 

Looking at the pics of the fake next to the original it almost looks like the fake is smiling just a little, as if it knows it's going to catch you. On the genuine crown Oom Paul looks quite serious, almost tired even.

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stevedel65    10
stevedel65

Thomas

 

You are considered a specialist in these coins and I think BOB should heed your warning and notify the sellers and buyers until authenticity can be proven,

 

Just my thoughts

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ZARBOY    10
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Hi Steve

 

Authenticity does NOT need to be proven. One can clearly see from the picture the coin is a fake. Most collectors that has seen these chinese fakes will agree that it is very easy to spot them in the ZAR SS Crowns.

 

To make matters even worse, the seller answers a question where he/she confirms that the coin weight is 30gr ( confirming that the coin is a fake). A true ZAR crown cannot weight 30grams. If this was a true ZAR crown the weight for this wear would have been around 28.05gr - 28.2gr. A kitchen scale will register the coin at a perfect 28gr if it does not weight .1 of a gram.

 

I did make use of the community watch function and received an email that it is being investigated. I also warned the seller, through Q&A, that the coin is a fake. Nothing came from both.....SAD:(

 

Regards,

 

Thomas van der Spuy

ZARBOY

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Dulal    10
Dulal
Hi all

 

Please be careful of following listing:

Silver Coins - yes yes yes 1892 single shaft 5 shilling,,,,not offen seen ,,, read more for sale in Hartbeespoort (ID:25597623)

 

Please see more about fakes:

 

 

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/641/1110641_100901151246_page0001.jpg

 

http://images.bidorbuy.co.za/user_images/641/1110641_100901151403_page0002.jpg

 

Notes:

 

1.Overall wear pattern is not consistent with fields.

2.Milling on coin does not correspond to any other zar coins.

3.Serrations flattened and irregular.

4.Inspection with a 10X glass shows clear porosity in the surface of the coin,

also visible between the milled section on the rim.

5.The colour of the coin is not consistent with the age or wear of the coin

6.The weight of the coin is incorrect. It weighs 21g – 27g well below the 28.287g that it should weigh. Taking a test batch of 7 VF+ coins they all weigh in 28.14 plus and remain in designated weight range. I have see fakes that weights correct, but then all diameters is out.

7.The lettering on the reverse the L and E will show an overlay consistent

with a casting.

8.The shoulder appears weak with no definition

 

 

Regards

 

 

Thomas van der Spuy

ZARBOY

 

Hi Thomas

Many thanks, something learned, atleast E and L.

wish to see more.

 

regards

Dulal

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