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1870 EK1 Authentic? - need help
Old 08-21-2017, 10:37 AM   #1
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Default 1870 EK1 Authentic? - need help

I came across this 1870 EK1 and the piece looks nice, but the details are too crisp for the age of the medal and the crown looks a bit different from other pieces I have seen. The seller has verified that it is 3 piece and the core is magnetic.
What do you guys think? Here is a link to the pictures:
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:03 PM   #2
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Run away... and save your money.
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Old 08-21-2017, 02:25 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Nightstalker View Post
Run away... and save your money.
I agree
Cheers Green

A medal for bravery without class distinction. Anyone, a soldier, civilian or a King, was eligible for the First and Second Class........the IRON CROSS!
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Do a search for "Latvian fake" . You will find lots of discussion about this
style cross.

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There is an eBay dealer in the UK who seems to sell dozens of these a year, and buyers keep forking over the big bucks. He also dummies up $20 Feldmuetzen with a razor and poo bath, and manages to fetch $400+ for those atrocities.
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One of the most warned of fakes on the market. If it helps it's "genuine" Eastern European workmanship. But the everything about the obverse is a giveaway. Especially that beading!
imperial eks and tr gebirgs insignia
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Go ahead !!


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