To help buyers purchase more confidently within the eBay coins category from 20th February 2012 only authentic coins can be listed on eBay.com.
eBay worked with the Professional Numismatists Guild (a non profit making organisation made up of rare coin and note dealers) to create a policy in line with industry standards.
Despite the fact that replica coins would meet industry standards if they are permanently marked with the word ‘Copy’ no replica coins can be listed on eBay.
eBay defines replica coins as a copy or reproduction of an actual coin, including U.S., foreign and other historic coins.
eBay can be a great place for coin collecting with thousands of sellers offering a diversity of notes and coins. It expects this policy update to increase marketplace confidence by letting its community know that eBay coins listings are restricted to the real thing. In any event be sure to check out seller feedback and rating.