In 2009, it was brought to the attention of the RCMP that sellers from Asia had been selling counterfeit coins on eBay. These coins were replicas of rare Canadian coins from the turn of the century. Upon consultation with the RCMP, eBay cooperated fully with the RCMP’s request to remove all current listings from the Canada and USA sites. However, a substantial number of these counterfeits have already made their way into private collections, which is another reason it is important for people to be aware of this website. You can visit the RCMP counterfeit site for any counterfeit coin identifying tips.
Sgt. Tony Farahbakhchian
RCMP Pacific Region Counterfeit Coordinator
E-Division Federal Commercial Crime Section