Authenticate This COACH - **see first post for format**

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Please post authenticity questions related to COACH in this thread. No PMs please.
For further information, please refer to the first post on page 1 of this thread.

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  • Before you submit a request for authentication, please search this thread to make sure that the item has not previously been authenticated by searching the seller ID and/or item number. This is not a thread to ask general questions about COACH, please refer to our main Coach forum for such information.
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  • FOR ITEMS LISTED ONLINE:
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BASIC PICTURES REQUIRED (but more may be requested): If necessary pictures are in the listing, it's not necessary to upload and duplicate them.
  • Front of item
  • Back of item
  • Full clear and legible creed text and serial number
  • Made in tags (when available)
  • Measurements
  • For bags with turnlock closures, show pictures of back of female side of turnlock
  • For bags with magnetic snaps, show pictures of the male part of the snap so that the numbers and letters on it can be read
  • If applicable, search interior of bag and/or pockets for small white tag with production information and include a picture of that.
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bluets

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Hi, everyone! I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm doing this correctly.

I'd love help authenticating the following 2 Coach bags, which are listed online.

Item: Sonoma Bone Backpack 4911
Listing number: ?
Seller and site where listed: Ebay seller debsw52
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/COACH-VINT...470979?hash=item3674a91103:g:sToAAOSw7ZlgHUVw
Comments: I've seen that ebay seller "debsw52" mixes fakes with authentic Coach bags, so would love some input on this bag.

Item: Sonoma Pebble Leather Tan Backpack 4925
Listing number: ?
Seller and site where listed: Ebay seller janmadaras
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Coach-Sonoma-Pebble-Leather-Tan-Backpack-4925-/114282708969
Comments: N/A

Thank you so much in advance!
 

BeenBurned

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Hi, everyone! I'm new to this forum, so I hope I'm doing this correctly.

I'd love help authenticating the following 2 Coach bags, which are listed online.

Item: Sonoma Bone Backpack 4911
Listing number: ?
Seller and site where listed: Ebay seller debsw52
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/COACH-VINT...470979?hash=item3674a91103:g:sToAAOSw7ZlgHUVw
Comments: I've seen that ebay seller "debsw52" mixes fakes with authentic Coach bags, so would love some input on this bag.

Item: Sonoma Pebble Leather Tan Backpack 4925
Listing number: ?
Seller and site where listed: Ebay seller janmadaras
Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Coach-Sonoma-Pebble-Leather-Tan-Backpack-4925-/114282708969
Comments: N/A

Thank you so much in advance!
Both bags you've asked about are authentic.You are correct about debsw52 's history.
 

bluets

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Feb 21, 2021
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Both bags you've asked about are authentic.You are correct about debsw52 's history.
Thank you so much! The "N5E-4911" serial # was throwing me off, as I had read somewhere that N5E month codes were commonly faked. Thank you so much, again. Your expertise is much appreciated. :smile:
 
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whateve

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Thank you so much! The "N5E-4911" serial # was throwing me off, as I had read somewhere that N5E month codes were commonly faked. Thank you so much, again. Your expertise is much appreciated. :smile:
I don't believe N5E codes were commonly faked. I believe what you read was that N isn't a valid month code, so N5E isn't a valid prefix. However, the people who worked at plants sometimes made mistakes and this is one we know about and can validate based on fonts and spacing.
 

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BeenBurned

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Hi authenticators, could you help me check if these purses are authentic?

Item:Coach 5130
Seller and site where listed: Poshmark @brendy3256
Link:https://poshmark.com/listing/Vintage-Coach-Crossbody-Red-6029713abcdb2f69a8a5a233
Comments: creed's position is different from others.It's in the front pocket. I add more pic below


Item:Coach 5130
Seller and site where listed: Poshmark @ khamilt214
Link:https://poshmark.com/listing/Vintage-Coach-bag-602996c2163df41b554cc411


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Could you help me authenticate this one as well?

Item:Coach sheridan collection
Seller and site where listed: Ebay @ suzysmod
Link:https://www.ebay.com/itm/224151360762?ul_noapp=true
Comments: She didn't post clear creed on the list but sends creed to me via private message. I post it bellow

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All are fine.
 

Hyacinth

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Thank you so much! The "N5E-4911" serial # was throwing me off, as I had read somewhere that N5E month codes were commonly faked. Thank you so much, again. Your expertise is much appreciated. :smile:
Before depending on ANY information found in any other online "authenticity guide" most of which aren't worth the electrons used in posting them, read the six Salearea Guides posted and Pinned right here in the Coach Shopping forum. Guide number 4 on Coach Serial Numbers mentions the N month codes:

"... The next major change started in 1994. Production codes and the bag’s style number now became part of the serial. The first digit was the month code, always a letter of the alphabet and supposed to include only A through M, although a few mistakes were made and a rare “N” might slip through. (The letter “i” was usually avoided because it was too easy to confuse it with the number 1, but a few slipped through). The second digit, always supposed to be a number, was the year the bag was made. Since the new formatting began in 1994, “4” was the first year code used, and single digits would continue to be used for a decade - “0” for the year 2000, “3” for 2003, etc. In 2004 a Zero was added to differentiate between 1994 and 2004 (except for some Costa Rica bags) and to match the actual year abbreviation, and that continues to the present with the Zero changing to a One in 2010 so that the code for 2010 is “10”. The year code is still the 2 center digits in the first half of the serial number..."

https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/salearea-guides.983575/page-2#post-32253074

And read my opinion of those mostly useless and even dangerous online "authenticity guides", it's at the bottom of all my posts.
 

Ebkbay

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I would appreciate your checking out the following:
The seller is roxiedoo

Many thanks again for all you do for us.
 

whateve

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I would appreciate your checking out the following:
The seller is roxiedoo

Many thanks again for all you do for us.
It looks good.
 
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bluets

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Before depending on ANY information found in any other online "authenticity guide" most of which aren't worth the electrons used in posting them, read the six Salearea Guides posted and Pinned right here in the Coach Shopping forum. Guide number 4 on Coach Serial Numbers mentions the N month codes:

"... The next major change started in 1994. Production codes and the bag’s style number now became part of the serial. The first digit was the month code, always a letter of the alphabet and supposed to include only A through M, although a few mistakes were made and a rare “N” might slip through. (The letter “i” was usually avoided because it was too easy to confuse it with the number 1, but a few slipped through). The second digit, always supposed to be a number, was the year the bag was made. Since the new formatting began in 1994, “4” was the first year code used, and single digits would continue to be used for a decade - “0” for the year 2000, “3” for 2003, etc. In 2004 a Zero was added to differentiate between 1994 and 2004 (except for some Costa Rica bags) and to match the actual year abbreviation, and that continues to the present with the Zero changing to a One in 2010 so that the code for 2010 is “10”. The year code is still the 2 center digits in the first half of the serial number..."

https://forum.purseblog.com/threads/salearea-guides.983575/page-2#post-32253074

And read my opinion of those mostly useless and even dangerous online "authenticity guides", it's at the bottom of all my posts.
Thanks! Super helpful and great to know. I'm very new to all of this, so I appreciate the direction.
 

BeenBurned

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