Trade Dollar Auction Question

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by mark_h, May 15, 2008.

  1. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

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  3. ozarktravler

    ozarktravler Senior Member

    What you see is what you get?

    Request the weight of coin & ask about return policy. Look at thread somewhere several pages below concerning identical coin posted by ozarktravler. title...Beware, examine this coin ...lot of debate and good advice in that thread.:secret:OT
  4. Hobo

    Hobo Squirrel Hater

    Be VERY careful. This coin may be genuine; it may be fake. It looks good at first glance but, like OT said, there are excellent fakes out there, not just the cheap Chinese counterfeits.

    I would be VERY careful buying a Trade Dollar from a seller with only a 15 feedback rating. And ALL his feedback is as a buyer; this is the first item he has sold. That should be a warning sign. Sure, he has had his account for 18 months but it is possible he set the account up knowing he would use it to sell bogus coins after the account has "aged" a sufficient amount of time.

    As a TV robot was known to say, "WARNING, Will Robinson. WARNING!"
  5. kanga

    kanga 55 Year Collector

    For me, it's simple.
    It's not slabbed so I would not even consider it.
  6. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    I did read that thread and used the red book for the obverse and reverse, but that does not mean I did not miss something. They listed a return policy and no matter what weight they gave me - I would weight it immediately up receiving it. The real question is - what do you think of the grade and condition? At no point have I said I would bid on this trade dollar. But I did get a seller to put better pictures up. :) To me it looks real, but an AU coin.
  7. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    And most of his feed back was buying $1 to $2 coins. Yes I saw that. :) Notice my last post - I still have not said I would bid. But I do appreciate all the feed back.

    Thanks
  8. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

  9. Mark Feld

    Mark Feld Rare coin dealer

    Why chance it? Don't chance it.:secret:
  10. Arizona Jack

    Arizona Jack The Lincoln-ator

  11. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    I must have missed that 1806 large cent - it might be genuine, but badly tooled. I did not plan on bidding on any of the coins. I was hoping to get some grade opinions on it. I might get me one soon, but it would be from one of the dealers I work with. But it will be quite a while before I do purchase one - just trying to get a feel for the grading. Thanks for all the input.
  12. 900fine

    900fine doggone it people like me

    Right on, Kanga.

    Expensive + unslabbed + E-Bay = NO DEAL
  13. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Are you a gambler? ;)

    Pass.
  14. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Yes - I am a gambler. But not with coins. Let me clarify that - I still consider myself a rookie and so sometimes when I buy a coin it is a gamble because I could make a mistake. But I try to prep myself - even then sometimes the coins in hand make "like them" and buy.

    See the other thread on the coin store. I prepped to go down and buy some hole fillers for my lincoln books. I was not prepared for 2 of the bust halves. I knew about the 1822 they have had it for weeks. The other two were new - last week they did not have anything interesting. So I wanted to fill some holes in my books - these caught me by surprise. So it was kind of a gamble on the 1830, the 1807 was priced about right, as was the 1822. Not sure about the nickel, but I could not pass up that golden toning. I checked heritage on the 1830 coin - grade, date and attribution. The last three have all sold for 125 to 175 more than I paid. A gamble on my part, but it turned out good.

    There was never anyway I was going to bid on this trade dollar or any ungraded trade dollar. :)
  15. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around . Supporter

    Buy slabbed

    It looks fine ,but for a Trade Dollar that nice , it's too much money to spend , to find out later it a fake . #1 rule buyer beware. MS-62-63 is the grade I give it by the pictures. rzage :D:loud: Ask him to get it certfied by one of the top 3 TPG
  16. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    Thanks rzage! That was one of things I was looking for - an assist on the grading.
  17. rzage

    rzage What Goes Around Comes Around . Supporter

    not AU

    By the pictures I can't see any wear at all , am I missing something , maybe , also can't tell if it was cleaned unless I could see it in person . rzage
  18. mark_h

    mark_h Numismatist

    I was looking at the edge of the wing of the eagle on the reverse and then at the right shoulder were it meets the gown. I have looked at some others(and I suppose it could be weak strike) and they seemed to be better struck through those areas.

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