eBay Marketplace to Disallow Replica Coin Listings

Posted on 1/19/2012

Effective February 20, eBay's stamps, currency and coins policy will be updated to disallow replica coin listings.

The eBay marketplace for coin collecting is vibrant. Buyers and sellers alike enjoy access to both a great selection and a highly engaged community. Customers within the Coins & Paper Money category have told us that the ability to shop and sell confidently on eBay is an important factor for them.

Based on this feedback, and after closely reviewing the coin experience on eBay, we have decided to update eBay’s Stamps, currency, and coins policy to disallow replica coin listings on eBay.com, effective February 20. Any replica coin listings on eBay on February 20 will be allowed to end normally.

This update reflects standards across the coin industry and helps ensure compliance with applicable laws that require replica coins to be permanently marked with the word “copy.” We also expect that this update will increase marketplace confidence by letting our community know that coin listings on eBay are authentic, so they’ll receive the most positive eBay experience possible.

The thoughts and opinions in the piece are those of their author and are not necessarily the thoughts of the Certified Collectibles Group.