1858-O dime for evaluation

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  1. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

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  3. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Coin shown (dime) is about EF-40. But all the text in the listing says half-dime. The 1858-O half dime in EF-40 is listed in Greysheet at $60.

    But the 1858-O dime in EF-40 is listed in Greysheet at $125.

    So, whichever it is, half-dime or dime, $52 is a decent price. But it's a much better deal if it's the dime, particularly since you have a photo of the dime.

    But if what's being offered is really a half-dime, you have no photo of that coin so you don't know what you're buying.

    I would not buy this coin without confirming which it is.
     
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  4. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    contacted seller to confirm that I am buying coin in picture. Have not paid for item yet.
     
  5. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    0 feedback? I stay away from such things.
     
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  6. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    got to start somewhere
     
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  7. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis 2 years on CT! Supporter

    I agree! I was there once too. I looked at the other listings and it seems that there isn't too much I am interested in but it seems to be a legitimate seller. I'm tired of a bunch of fakes on new stores on eBay.
     
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  8. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    No FB and its raw i wouldn't of done it but heck I've seen people where they start off with coins worth thousands of dollars.
     
  9. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    If the seller doesn't write back to tell me it is indeed a dime and not a half dime I have not completed the sale yet and will inform e-bay of the problem with listing vs pics. Not much of a risk here. If it is the coin sent to me in the pic than I can make a few bucks.
     
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  10. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    You could always write to him, since he is a newbie to selling coins and tell him the coin is worth more. Since he has nothing of any value in his three listings and the background is the same blue in his photos, I think the coin was misnamed and it is a dime. Your decision, but maybe you alerted him by contact and he will check the value of a half dime and realize his mistake. :oops:
     
  11. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Casual Collector / error expert "in Training "

    Not bad for the price I guess . I've purchased some coins "raw" and luckily got a deal including a 1/4 oz. KRUG for around $300 years ago when Gold wasn't too badly priced $1100 per Oz.
     
  12. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    I still don't do links.
     
  13. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I see on the listing that it hammered at $48.09. Were you the winner? And what was the coin, dime or half-dime?
     
  14. jerryc39

    jerryc39 Well-Known Member

    Yes I was the winner and the seller confirmed that it was the dime in the picture.
     
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  15. Robert Ransom

    Robert Ransom Well-Known Member

    Sounds like you got a lucky chicken dinner! :singing::singing:
     
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  16. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Good on ya, mate!
     
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