1909 S VDB for 99¢

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Mountain Man, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Sholom

    Sholom retired...

    Wow -- it jumped from $1450 to $5000 with 3 seconds left in the bid.
     
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  3. Yikes is right. This is an $800-1100 coin (AU-50 to AU-58), tops. I wouldn’t pay more than AU details money ($600-700).
     
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  4. mlov43

    mlov43 주화 수집가 Supporter

    Is somebody seeing something there that we aren't?

    Or is this just
    images-1.jpg ?
     
  5. Sholom

    Sholom retired...

    Correct me if I'm wrong, it looks like two folks tried to pay that kind of money.

    And, no, I don't get it either.
     
  6. ilmcoins

    ilmcoins Well-Known Member

    If you look at the bid history, all bids above $1400 were made by bidders with either 0 feedback or 1 feedback. I would bet the seller never receives payment and this coin is either offered as a 2nd chance offer to a real bidder or relisted.
     
  7. Razz

    Razz Critical Thinker

    picking 14
     
  8. BadThad

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  9. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    The master/working hubs and dies were all brand new in 1909. Nearly all examples are well struck. The only real problem they had was with the VDB on the reverse. It had very little relief and the die clogged easily there.

    That said, it's a good diagnostic for a genuine SVDB. I can count on one hand the number of genuine SVDB's I've seen with any weakness in the VDB. So few were minted the dies never really got a point that it would cause problems.
     
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  10. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Not a $5,000 coin. Seems suspicious. And why start it at .99 cents? That can backfire.
     
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  11. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    With 460,000 positive feedback, I think they know they have a large enough following that they could risk it.
     
  12. justafarmer

    justafarmer Senior Member

    Looks like die #4

    OP whole map 20190218.JPG op whole map overlay 20190218.JPG op date map 20190218.JPG op date map overlay 20190218.JPG
     
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  13. jfreakofkorn

    jfreakofkorn Active Member

    its a key coin .... so i would be a bit suspicious with it not being graded ( or slabbed )
     
  14. coin roll

    coin roll Active Member

    @justafarmer How do you do those overlays and what app do you use?
     
  15. 55Doubled

    55Doubled New Member

    I'm sure it only started at $0.99 because that is (from my understanding) the default starting bid price for any eBay auction.

    Doesn't look funny to me.
     
  16. old49er

    old49er Well-Known Member

    Looks legit to me and worth what the market will bear.
     
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