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Counterfeit Currency and Stamps

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

Most countries strictly prohibit the sale of counterfeit currency, legal tenders and stamps as well as equipment designed to make these illegal products. Therefore, these types of items may not be listed on eBay.

All forged stamps, facsimiles, and reproductions may be listed but need to be clearly and indelibly marked as such on either the front or back of the stamp. See “Additional Information” for more details.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing cancellation

  • Limits on account privileges

  • Account suspension

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

Examples of legally banned items include:

  • Counterfeit Coins

  • Counterfeit Bank Notes

  • Counterfeit Bonds

  • Counterfeit Money Orders

  • Counterfeit Securities

  • Replica Coins

  • Legal Tenders

Please review the Reserve Bank of India website for updated information regarding legal tender for India.


Counterfeiting is an unlawful activity restricted by Indian Penal Code, therefore eBay will not allow the listing of such items on its site.

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