Nice glossy all natural enamel! This tooth has NOT been restored or repaired in any way.
This is a 100% authentic fossil in it's natural state 100% GUARANTEED! We do not sell replicas, reproductions or fakes of any kind, ever. You will always receive the exact item in the photos with all of our listings.The Angustidens Shark lived during the Oligocene Epoch around 25 to 10 million years ago and is an early ancestor of the Megalodon which is only a mere 2 to 10 million years old. Angustidens did not grow as large as the Megalodon and it's teeth are easily distinguished from most other species because of the coarse serrations and the side cusps on each side the blade. During this time period most of the southeastern United States was under water where these sharks would feed on large whales and would shed lots of teeth in the process. This tooth was found in a river in South Carolina where the ancient marine bays once thrived over what is now dry land. The rivers have carved their way down into these fossil layers exposing awesome fossils like this one! The rivers where these teeth are found are known for poor visibility, if any, as well as strong tidal currents where many SCUBA divers have lost their lives in search of these treasures. Not to mention that there are sharks, stingrays and even alligators living in these rivers acting as guardians of the treasure! Q: Do you provide a certificate of authenticity? We do not offer certificates of authenticity with any of our fossils because there is no unbiased third party services for fossils as you may be familiar with for man-made items such as coins and sports cards. No two fossils are alike or identical so it would be impossible to come up with an accurate or fair grading system. If I provided a certificate it would just be me simply printing it on my computer. I'm sure this isn't the answer you were hoping for but it is the honest truth.
You can take any fossil we sell to your local natural history museum and they will be able to verify it is indeed a fossil. It will depend upon their knowledge of the fossils from different geographical locations as to whether they can verify the location but they absolutely SHOULD be able to verify an authentic fossil. As it stands, I have been collecting fossils for roughly 35 years and I only deal with reputable dealers, divers and collectors. I also have found countless fossils on my own. So with that said, I offer a 100% guarantee that all of my fossils are authentic and are from the stated location.Educate yourself and you'll never be fooled! Definition of Repair: A broken off part that was found with the fossil and has been glued back on. Everyone would do this but absolutely must say this when they go to sell the fossil.
This is the case with many dinosaur fossils and is considered normal because it is the only way they are found or would ever be offered up for sale. It typically diminishes the value of a shark tooth but if it's broken, why not glue it back together, right?
Definition of Restoration: Replacing a section that was never there to begin with. This makes the fossil appear to be complete which in most cases diminishes the value of the fossil as any sort of investment. This includes filling in root pitting with sand and whatever else was found at the site the fossil was found.
This type of restoration can usually be detected visually but can also be detected by submerging the fossil in acetone for 24 hours. The acetone will break down any glue, fillers or paint used and will not harm the natural fossil. Restoration is considered acceptable as long as this is known during the sale. This is most common in really large teeth, pathologically deformed and teeth from rare locations. Feel free to ask ANY questions!Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our store to see all sorts of interesting items! The item "2-1/4 ANGUSTIDENS SHARK Tooth Fossil Fish Teeth TOP QUALITY MEGALODON ANCESTOR" is in sale since Sunday, January 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Fossils\Vertebrates\Shark Teeth". The seller is "toothsleuth0" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.