1909 S VDB Question

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Indianhead65, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    So....I got this in the mail today...I received a different coin than what was pictured on the website. Can anyone tell me what the streaking is on the obverse and reverse of the coin? I've heard of "woodgraining" before but I didn't think this was it. Does it take away from the value? 20201127_154056.jpg 20201127_154147.jpg 20201127_154222.jpg 20201127_154317.jpg
     
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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    That's a first for me . What did the other Pic look like ?
     
  4. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I'll find it
     
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  6. Danomite

    Danomite What do you say uh-huh Supporter

    First, if it’s not the coin you purchased, contact the seller and request a return with a full refund. The coin you posted appears to have an improperly mixed alloy. Check the PCGS number to verify. If it matches the number on your purchase, it may have been poor pictures. JMHO
     
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  7. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    If I did not receive the coin I was expecting, I'd certainly send it back. What website did you buy it on just out of curiosity? My first instinct is not a reputable coin dealer, but someplace like APMEX.

    Typically woodie coins are attractive, but this one is in my opinion not. It's caused by a improperly mixed alloy.
     
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  8. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    The Numbers don't even match . I would be upset .I feel bad.So sorry.
     
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  9. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    This one came from L & C Coins
     
  10. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    Thank you....To me, if I'm buying whats advertised on a website I would expect to get the coin I'm looking at....unless its stated that its a stock photo...which it didn't say. I don't buy from dealers who use stock photos because you don't know what you're going to get.
     
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  11. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I'd call them or contact them to let them know that you did not receive the correct coin. That coin in my opinion will be more difficult to liquidate in the future because of the impaired eye appeal.

    Did they have it listed as a bulk listing with a stock image or was it an individual coin listing?
     
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  12. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    Disregard that last part of my post. I'd contact them ASAP.
     
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  13. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    That is a very ugly woodie. I would send it back...especially since it was not the coin you purchased.

    I looked at their website, I don't see any mention of stock photos.

    I agree with the post above that the coin you received would be much harder to liquidate than the one you actually bought.
     
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  14. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I'm seriously considering it.
     
  15. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    Do you like it more than the one you actually bought? If you don’t, return it. You got a lower quality item than what you paid for.
     
  16. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Terrible business decision for them to send you a different coin, that truly sucks!:arghh: Makes no sense, hopefully you send it back and they take care of you for the inconvenience and money you spent!
     
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  17. Indianhead65

    Indianhead65 Well-Known Member

    I do like the one I thought that I was buying....I don't think they're open tomorrow so I'm going to call them on Monday.
     
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  18. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD [Insert Clever Title]

    Hopefully it’s just a mistake and they make good on it.
     
  19. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I am sure a coin shop will be open on Saturday.
    I like wood grain coins usually, but I am not a fan of that one.
     
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  20. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    Monday is Cyber Monday ! They should cut you a deal.
     
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