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Old 03-28-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Fake Order "For Bravery".

This medal offered right now just doesn't seem right. Doesn't seem to have the same quality as Rusty's. Comments?

OK I received two more photos:
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:05 AM   #2
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I saw this on ebay too, looks fake to me. The quality is not there.



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This medal offered right now just doesn't seem right. Doesn't seem to have the same quality as Rusty's. Comments?
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:11 PM   #3
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Looks "aluminumish" and details don't look as crisp as real ones, especially on reverse.
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Old 03-30-2005, 12:42 PM   #4
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Danny,

These are not much better. :( I was looking for a clearer scan of the inscription on the back. Looks like the letters are a bit distorted, especially in the middle; loop is very thick, exactly like I have seen on fake pieces; serial number looks sloppy, but it may be just my imagination.

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Old 03-30-2005, 02:07 PM   #5
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Agreed Alexei. the loop is very different to Rusty's. I'll pass on this one.

Another one listed on our favourite website. An opinion please? Thanks
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Old 04-26-2005, 07:05 PM   #6
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Danny,

I am skeptical because of the ring. Also is it my imagination, or letters on the back are too big?

Rusty, what do you think?

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Old 04-26-2005, 08:05 PM   #7
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The ring should be soldered.
There are little things that are off.

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Old 08-22-2015, 11:29 AM   #8
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Re: Fake Order "For Bravery".

This thread has gone a little quiet. I would like to offer this item for discussion. Fake or Authentic?
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:50 AM   #9
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Re: Fake Order "For Bravery".

Another poor quality fake. The state Orders were (and probably still are) only made by the state mint and not external contractors so variation is minimal.

Probably the best way to ensure the authenticity of a RF Order is to give a donation to the state and be awarded it. (Reports of this can be found elsewhere on the forum)
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:51 PM   #10
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Re: Fake Order "For Bravery".

Thanks for the response. The item is on a popular auction site and is being sold as original. The reverse also has very dark (assuming artificial) patina, MMD mint mark and serial.
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