1851 overdate coin for eval

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  1. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

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  3. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Active Member

    I would have bid for it. You have the right to return it on ebay.
  4. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    I did bid on it but the return shipping to Spain was around $10
  5. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Active Member

    Normally the seller pays for return shipping. I have.
  6. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    In his listing it states buyer pays for returns. The auction ended yesterday afternoon and the winner had not paid yet according to the seller. Might get a second chance offer.
  7. Beefer518

    Beefer518 Well-Known Member

    A relatively new seller, from Spain, selling a US coin. My red flag antennas went up pretty quickly. I think you were smart to back off. Not worth the headache & hassle of the return process if the coin (or seller) isn't legit.
    NSP and love old coins like this.
  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    I agree with @Beefer518 . Red flag, not worth the hassle .
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  9. Garlicus

    Garlicus Debt is dumb, cash is king. Supporter

    There does appear to be some type of ‘wiping’ marks in front of the face.
  10. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    I too agree, RED FLAG! You were right not to be sorry.
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  11. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Until I saw that the seller was from Spain, I would have said keep bidding. Something has to be special for me to go through the hassle of shipping it from overseas, especially if a return might be involved.
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  12. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    true. the surfaces look a bit dull and lifeless too in the pics
  13. Steven Shaw

    Steven Shaw Active Member

    I picked this one up on ebay from a guy in Portugal. I had it slabbed.
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  15. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Though the 1851/81 (inverted punch) US large cent costs slightly more, it is common. This coin does not appear to be the 51/81 (N-3) cent. All of those have a STRONG spike (inverted 1-serif) extending from the final 1. See pix below of the subject cent (1st pic) and an 1851/81 (N-3) cent. PS0601.jpg 1851 N-03 Over 81 #2.jpg
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  16. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    I have seen the spike be next to impossible to see in late die state. I think you can see the overdate pretty clearly over the last 1 and the date position looks right. In xf grade its almost 4 times the price of a normal date 1851
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  17. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Well struck, rim dink, but the bronze color indicates the coin has been improperly cleaned. May have been pink then retoned. IMO.
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