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Bernard Sim
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Has anyone come across fake coins? Recently, I bought 5 Seated Liberty $1 coins from a roadside peddler which cost me only $8. I’ve never seen a real seated liberty before and thought I had a good deal! I showed it to a coin collector and was told the coins actually came from China! The sound of the coins are funny and the weight is also very light. Anyway, I’d consider the coins as soft coins as they don’t make noise when sliding against each other. Smile
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Steve Brooks
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Counterfeiting is very common in the world of rare coins, autographs, and antiques.



In fact, there are some collectors who specialize in collecting these bogas items.



It also happens in the world of magic, there are greedy dishonest people no matter where you travel..."Buyer beware". Smile



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Wallace
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About three years ago I was lucky enough to get hold of four excellent reproduction Peace Dollars and a shell.

Living in Northern Ireland everyone assumes that they are genuine so I think I saved quite a few pounds considering the cost of four real silver Peace coins, never mind the shell!! Smile
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Michael Rubinstein
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I believe the peace dollars and shell you are referring to came from Italy...at least, the ones I have did (I got them early 80's). Mine are all dated 1923, and were nice initially, but they were cheaply plated and the silver came off. - Michael Rubinstein
First edition of Rubinstein Coin Magic sold out in RECORD TIME, and the supplies of the reprint are dwindling fast! but don't despair, they are still around at dealers everywhere!
RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!! ORDER YOURS TODAY!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used on the book.
Wallace
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I must be lucky as the plating on my set has remained in quite fair condition, subject to a little Kleeneze Metal Polish from time to time. Smile
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Lonnie Dilan
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Hey are you the Micheal Rubinstein the coin video guy or is that just a coincidence?
Michael Rubinstein
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Yes, its me (just with less hair!)
First edition of Rubinstein Coin Magic sold out in RECORD TIME, and the supplies of the reprint are dwindling fast! but don't despair, they are still around at dealers everywhere!
RUBINSTEIN COIN MAGIC- The biggest book on coin magic since Bobo's Modern Coin Magic, and the most important since David Roth's Expert Coin Magic! Hardbound, 500 pages, 20 chapters of state of the art coin magic illustrated with 930 crisp photos! A contribution chapter from over 20 of the world's top coin magicians! This will be the book against which all future books on coin magic will be measured! Already called a Modern Classic!! ORDER YOURS TODAY!!
And if anyone (USA ONLY) needs some of the coin stuff used in the book, shoot me an email at rubinsteindvm@aol.com as I have some limited supplies of coins and props used on the book.
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