• The above Banner is a Sponsored Banner.

    Upgrade to Premium Membership to remove this Banner & All Google Ads. For full list of Premium Member benefits Click HERE.

  • Join The Silver Forum

    The Silver Forum is one of the largest and best loved silver and gold precious metals forums in the world. Join today for FREE! Browse the sponsors topics (hidden to guests) for deals and offers, check out the bargains in the members trade section and join in with our community reacting and commenting on topic posts. If you have any questions whatsoever about precious metals collecting and investing please join and start a topic and we will be here to help with our knowledge :) happy stacking. 

Projectbf

Pccb sovereign

Recommended Posts

Hi I'm completely new to coin collecting and have seen pccb sovereigns on ebay like the one in the link. How can I be sure it's actually real, has it been graded as its sealed with the holographic stickers or are they just fake? Many thanks 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F293168161990

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m by no means an expert on the subject but there are a couple of things that appear slightly off to me.

1.  Colour - looks too brassy for a sovereign (although hard to judge with poor quality images).

2. Both the obverse and reverse look like they are lacking detail (again poor image quality doesn’t help).

3. The item description reads as if it’s a disclaimer for the item being fake.

3. A quick google search will show you these “PCCB” graded coins are often associated with fakes.

Hope that’s of some help in lieu of a better response. 

 

Edited by Shep

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Don't buy this. Not unless you're 100% sure you'll get you're money back if it isn't genuine. 

I think PCCB is a rip off of the PCGS. PCCB is a Chinese box company standing for Professional Coin Collecting Box. Almost 100% the coin within is a fake. There's so many fake sovereigns out there, and putting a box like this around makes them appear more legit as well as discourage the buyer from testing the coin. 

I believe there's @Numistacker sub forum which will let you know a lot more about coin grading. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks to all, the seller has reluctantly cancelled the order but only after I reported him for selling the same coins as reproductions. It never states that they are real neither does it state they are fake so that's the grey area hecan continue to operate under. I suppose its my own fault for not researching beforehand 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.