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Fake slug facsimilies

I've been purchasing some $50 slug facsimilies after learning about them from the nice 2008 electronic references written by Tom Jankovsky. Many of these medals are quite rare.  I would strongly trying to purchase NGC certified ones. This e-bay listing below is a fraud. I've handled the item, and it is only 39mm wide and 2mm think, and Jankovsky's reference clearly states these were made as fakes and are only worth $20 at most. The "certificate of authenticity" is nothing but a cut-out from a stacks catalog, and real stacks items come sealed in a stacks flip. I reported the seller to e-bay. Buyer beware.

The story behind this piece is worth learning.... silver plate over lead.... not real silver....

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