Buyer Beware…1883 hawaii half dollar- minting used testing strike plate – copper pattern test

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/1883-HAWAII-HALF-DOLLAR-COPPER-COIN-COPY-FREE-SHIPPING/651312811.html

Counterfeit from China. Seller mentions the pointed “I”. The image from China also has the pointed “I”

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1883-hawaii-half-dollar-minting-used-testing-strike-plate-copper-pattern-test-/221479919395?&_trksid=p2056016.m2516.l5255

 

I reported the item with eBay.

Read more about it…

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.collecting.coins/J6rnKlShedM

 

Seller has been selling it for some time…

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=1883+hawaii+half+dollar+test&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw=&_sacat=0&LH_Sold=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_samilow=&_samihi=&_sadis=10&_fpos=&_fsct=&LH_SALE_CURRENCY=0&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=50&LH_Complete=1

 

Notice the lack of details when compared to an original proof! Click to enlarge. Notice the lack of details in the crown and other areas…

fake