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Old 01-22-2020, 01:08 AM
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Long story short, I bought this on the classifieds and the seller had reason enough to believe it is fake....
I had felt the weight and looked at it just a day earlier, but this guy decided he'd made up his mind and didn't want it so I bought it.
I got it on a few high end scales at work and the weight checks out.(155g which should be 5 troy ounces) I will be soon getting it over to the lab to have it scanned on our electron microscope, then I'll feel a bit better about it.
But anyway, my question is ......I had quickly looked up the rabbit coin and thought Ii had found the match and it looked like it was somewhat limited and valuable. 4000 struck.
Then I noticed that mine has the 5OZ in English letters, where the one I was looking at a few days ago online has that part in Chinese.
I was able to translate some of the writing on it , but no luck on some of the other smaller stuff in the last picture.....hoping it doesn't say copy....
Does anyone know anything about these ? Were there multiple series of them made for China and others for export?
I rarely ever buy stuff like this , but this one just looked cool, and if it was the one I first thought, it seemed to be somewhat valuable....But in all reality I'll be happy if the scan just comes back as .999.
Looking forward to any info you guys may have on it.
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:26 AM
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100% fake, ill PM you my address and take it off your hands though... can't say I've ever seen one of those, hope its legit!

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Old 01-24-2020, 10:13 PM
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Looks like silver. Many bullion silver coins don't have the silver fineness on the obverse or reverse, but on the rim. Look closely all around the rim for markings like: .999 Silver

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Old 01-24-2020, 10:15 PM
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From the Heritage Auction site, a 5 OZ Silver proof, Year of the Rabbit - 1987

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/peopl...Auction-120115

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Old 01-25-2020, 01:56 PM
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From the Heritage Auction site, a 5 OZ Silver proof, Year of the Rabbit - 1987

https://coins.ha.com/itm/china/peopl...Auction-120115

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Any idea what it sold for?

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Old 01-25-2020, 04:36 PM
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Any idea what it sold for?
Curt - I just logged in to my Heritage Auction account. Sale price was $358.50 (includes buyer's premium). It appears to be a 2016 auction.

Bobac... as far as the weight (5 oz) being in English rather than Chinese, my guess is that they were struck in more than one language in order to appeal to a broader market. The one I linked to at the Heritage site was not in English.

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I found one on aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32754077274.html


Based upon the source I see it at, I'd say that it's likely fake, but I'm continuing to look around

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I found one on aliexpress:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32754077274.html


Based upon the source I see it at, I'd say that it's likely fake, but I'm continuing to look around
priced at $26 for 5 oz of silver, you KNOW that it's fake.
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