Hello- i am not a coin collector. I recently bought some world coins in bulk for a school project on geocaching. This is my second time buying world coins in bulk like this.
I went back to the coin shop near me that seems to be pretty reputable. I asked for 2 pounds in world coins which were $8/pound.
Some of the coins given were in paper holders which kind of irritated me because i thought that i was paying for coins by the pound. Not coins and holders by the pound.
Then i got home after not taking them out of the ziploc bag they were in. I used a shipping scale to weigh them. (The same shipping scale that i used when i was a powerseller on eBay that had never failed me before.) With everything it read 1 pound 11.3 ounces which is 1.71 pounds.
I just assumed they would give me 2 pounds when i asked for two pounds. They charged me for two pounds.
Am i wrong fro being annoyed? Is there a secret method when buying coins like that? I am not interested in the value of the coins in particular, just the most coins per $ as they are gifts for children.
The first time i went i got one pound and none were in paper holders. I did not weigh them when i got home. But we counted and their were 89. (Well 88 if you include the nickel that was in there.)