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Author Topic: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)  (Read 16708 times)

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Please don't just post fake coins on the boards.  If you KNOW a coin is fake, submit a Fake Coin Report.  If you are unsure a coin is fake don't submit a report right away.  Post it for discussion, but if it is confirmed as fake, then please submit a Fake Coin Report.  

Also, if you post fake coin pics to the discussion board, please do not just link to an auction.  Please upload the pics.  Most auction pics are only retained for 90 days.  Sellers of fakes often delete the pic as soon as the auction is over.  This board will be more useful if fake coin pics are retained.  

The Fake Coin Reports are here:

https://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/index.php

There is a menu bar at the top of the page. The button takes you to the fake reports.

Once you have clicked the "Fake reports" button the same menu bar at the top of the page then has a few new buttons.  One of them is an "add a fake" button.  Click that and follow the instructions.

The optimal Fake Coin Report format follows:

1) The obverse and reverse photos must be cropped to a narrow border around the coin and stitched together into a single image.

2) Title:  Issuing Kingdom, City and/or Ruler (as applies) / Denomination / Reference number

3) Entries should include as much of the following information as possible:

Obv. legend / Obv. description or bust type / Rev. legend / Rev. description.

Reference number(s).

Date and mint for the original type.

Weight and diameter.

How the fake was made (cast, pressed, struck with modern dies, etc.)

How the fake has been identified as fake including features that identify it as cast or pressed, style irregularities, fabric irregularities, epigraphic irregularities, known duplicates, publication as a fake, sale by a listed notorious fraud seller, etc., as applicable.

If the seller is not on the notorious fraud list do not name them in a fake coin report.
  
Feel free to submit any fake reports even if you do not have all the information in the ideal list above.  Please include as much information as you have. Don't worry if it isn't complete. Volunteers will often add additional information and corrections to reports that have been submitted by others.

If you know more about an existing reported coin, please add a comment to the report.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2007, 09:15:56 am »
I've got some fakes I can add to the lists but where do i click to submit them?
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2007, 09:53:41 am »
At the top of the page are some menus. The button takes you to the fake reports. I would recommend that you have a good look around them and please feel free to submit any fake reports that you have with as much information as you have. Don't worry if it isn't complete. I always try and update any partial submissions with any missing details e.g. legends, references etc.
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2007, 10:59:56 am »
I have taken a look around, I just cant find the link where i can actually submit a fake report myself
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2007, 11:06:50 am »
Once you have clicked the "Fake reports" button the same tool bar at the top of the page then has a few new buttons.  One of them is an "add a fake" button.  Click that, follow the instructions and away you go.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2007, 11:21:47 am »
As Mark says, go to the fake reports and click on the button in the top menu.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 07:51:24 am »
Hi,

I would like to know a little more about reporting decorum. Apart from the coin details Joe outlined at the top of this thread, the question is: Is it proper to report a coin if you do not own it or at least have held in in your hand? I see many coins offered on Ebay which are suspicious, to say the least, but I feel that you must personal knowledge of a coin before you report it. This way you can establish weight, an important factor, and the realistic appearance of the coin.
So, what are the rules?

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PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2010, 07:58:51 am »
If that was a rule there would be hardly any coins in there. If you are not sure, don't add the coin.
Even if you ARE sure, ask yourself if you really know enough to report the coin or if maybe you don't and you shouldn't.
Overeager fake reporters can cause the whole database to be unreliabel but then again the fake reports are well-moderated by Martin.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2010, 10:04:47 am »
If you aren't sure, post it on the boards for discussion.  
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2011, 11:26:14 pm »
It seems to me that lately only a small fraction of the fakes confirmed here are getting added to the fake coin reports.  Please chip in and help by submitting reports.  Please look through old threads and find confirmed fakes that were not added and add them.  The fake coin reports need support from all our active members who use them and this discussion to keep them safe from buying fakes.  
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Re: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2014, 04:19:57 am »
I just submitted a fake coin report, but after uploading and adding the text, I do not seem to be able to edit as I can with records I place in my own albums.  The title needs to be changed.  How do I proceed please ?
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Re: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2014, 06:18:28 am »
Put a comment on the report itself noting what is needed.  I will fix it.
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Re: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2014, 06:58:51 am »
Thank you.  I already got a message from Andreas Reich, he is fixing it.
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Re: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2014, 07:12:38 pm »
I presume uploading a file will add an image to an album, but how do I add the accompanying text? More importantly, can I subsequently edit text?

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Re: PLEASE SUBMIT FAKE COIN REPORTS (A POST HERE IS NOT A FAKE COIN REPORT)
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2014, 08:35:59 pm »
It isn't much more difficult than adding a post on the discussion board.  Just follow the steps.

I don't think you can edit the text after you upload, but you can add comments and moderators can edit the text based on the comments.

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