Quite right, this is not the place to screen purchases. It isn't just because we want to promote shopping at Forum, though we do want that.
It is also because we want to promote shopping from reputable and reliable dealers because it is the smart thing to do. It is not smart to buy things you do not confidently think are genuine from people you do not know are reputable and reliable. This is true even if people you don't know tell you it is OK on an internet discussion forum.
It is also because I don't want anyone making financial decisions based on what people say here. It is often impossible to authenticate a coin from a photo. Some people who post are wrong. I don't want Forum to be responsible for bad advice that we did not give and which costs someone money.
It is also because the Authentication
, Fakes and Frauds would become overwhelmed with very uninteresting threads. As I have said before, members should NOT post coins they think are genuine for authentication
. They should only post coins they suspect are fake. This makes the discussion much more interesting. If a member suspects a coin is fake, then they should not be considering buying it.