Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Indianhead65, Nov 27, 2020.
nice woodgrain, congrats
Log in or Sign up to hide this ad.
In general there is nothing wrong with APMEX if you are buying bullion. My problem with APMEX is they use stock images on numismatic items. Often times those stock images are of very eye appealing coins or coins that have been Photoshopped into old collectible holders such as rattlers. There was a coin that they listed on eBay, it was a 1913-D T1 Buffalo Nickel in MS-65, the image they used was a 2 Feather Photoshopped into another holder. I bought it immediately based on the unattributed 2 feather variety. The non-variety was worth around $200 and the variety around $1200. No mention was made of use of a stock image. It was a very clear case of "bait and switch". I was able to return it and get my money back. I tried to make a big stink with eBay who has a no stock image policy for graded numismatic coins. But they don't care as APMEX is such a big seller. Needless to say, I won't buy another numismatic coin from APMEX again. There is a difference between a stock image of a generic MS-70 Silver Eagle and a 1913-D T1 2 Feather Buffalo Nickel or a 1909-S VDB Lincoln Cent such as the one in this post.
@Indianhead65, if it were my coin I'd return it immediately. As others have noted, some woodies can be quite attractive, but this isn't one of those. Get the coin you want, not the coin the dealer wants to unload on you.
I've bought from them before with no problems whatsoever. The first purchase I ever made with them was a PCGS AU53 1909 S VDB and I was very happy with it. I didn't expect this at all.
I think you mean "does apply"
The same here. I've purchased coins from them for years and never heard of anything like this. I'm thinking they had two, the one they sent and the one they posted. And someone shipped the wrong one. I hope the OP calls and tries to work thing out with them. I've never seen them doctor photos or anything that you would consider dishonest.
No way would I take a loss of over $800.00 on that coin. I would get sick every time I looked at that coin.
Who in the heck would ever knowingly buy a coin that looks like that.
Send it back ASAP!
I’m not a professional grader and only know the things I’ve read on the topic, but this seems like a no brainer to me.
I hope you're satisfied with the SLQ that you ordered. They're allowing me to exchange the 09 S VDB for another.
I initially "Liked" this post, but then i thought about it. If it were me, I'd tell them I'd be sending it back, and would just take the refund and then spend my money elsewhere.
As stated, they should not have even ever thought to send out that coin, especially at that price, and with a completely different coin being represented. This company is on my list of "not to buy froms". Sure, they took care of you, but IMO this should never have happened. There are far too many YC's, or novice collectors that would have just sheepishly kept the coin, and L&C would have been able to dump a problem coin.
I'd really like to know what's going to happen to this ugly '09 now....
You just answered your own question in your statement above. This probably also is the answer to my question of why PCGS didn’t detail it. I’m betting it sells for full retail or maybe a very small discount.
Separate names with a comma.