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I came across a seller . what do you think?

#1 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Sun May 13, 2018 3:47 pm

I am probably way off base here but do those Athenian Attica owl coins look fake?

https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?item=19 ... est&_sop=1

and this one strikes is a bit suspicious.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Egypt-Alexandr ... SwlXhZajB7

Thoughts?
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#2 Unread post by mhonzell » Sun May 13, 2018 7:22 pm

Your first link pulls up 73 coins, many of which are not the owl coin, so I don't know what you are looking at.
The second coin looks to be artificially toned. Basically, the patina was stripped from it leaving a copper looking coin and then was coated with a chemical (sulfur mixture) to give it an even "blackish" look. There is still a smidgen of green malachite on the reverse where the sulfur couldn't get to the surface of the coin.

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Re: I came across a seller . what do you think?

#3 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Mon May 14, 2018 12:14 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ATTICA-Athens- ... SwIaFZEW1A

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ATTICA-Athens- ... SwAPVZEVWB

for starters


and the other coin( the black one) you are saying its genuine with just an artificial patina? does that degrade the value to most sellers?

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#4 Unread post by mhonzell » Mon May 14, 2018 5:54 am

A false patina should lower the price significantly.

Not sure what your concern is over the other two coins. Most likely just over-exposed photos.

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#5 Unread post by RomanGreekCoins » Mon May 14, 2018 9:53 am

ty guys

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