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fake or unauthorized Blue Canary geocoin on ebay


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Someone is offering a non-trackable Blue Canary geocoin for sale on ebay. I never created or authorized a non-trackable version of my coins so buyer beware, this is apparently a fake coin.

 

Could it be that someone removed the tracking number to make it look like a non-trackable?

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It is completely possible that this was a sample coin that had been sold at some point by the company that made your coin. They do keep samples on hand for a length of time, then they sell them either in grab bags or on a table at an event they are at, like Geocoinfest. One of the companies had their sample coins out on display at Geocoinfest and I believe another had some in grab bags.

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It bugs me that so many none geocoins are listed as geocoins on ebay. Mainly i hate all the pathtags cluttering my geocoin search on ebay.

 

Back on topic... its good to hear this has been resolved.

 

To get pathtags out of your ebay searches search using this string:

 

geocoin -path*

 

Anything with Pathtags or Path Tags will be filtered out.

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It is completely possible that this was a sample coin that had been sold at some point by the company that made your coin. They do keep samples on hand for a length of time, then they sell them either in grab bags or on a table at an event they are at, like Geocoinfest. One of the companies had their sample coins out on display at Geocoinfest and I believe another had some in grab bags.

 

That's probably the case here, although I would have thought that samples for a personal coin would have been returned to the mint, destroyed or given to the owner of the coin.

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It is completely possible that this was a sample coin that had been sold at some point by the company that made your coin. They do keep samples on hand for a length of time, then they sell them either in grab bags or on a table at an event they are at, like Geocoinfest. One of the companies had their sample coins out on display at Geocoinfest and I believe another had some in grab bags.

 

this seems slightly unethical. if someone pays for the dies, then the coins made from those dies, including samples belong to the person minting the coin. it isn't ethical for the mint to sell those coins, samples or not.

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