1913 V Nickel still on ebay!

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  1. Noah Finney

    Noah Finney Morgan / Gold Indian Member

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  3. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    I just went to view the listing and this is what I get -
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  4. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    Isn't this the specimen purchased by Larry Lee for 3.2 million? Sadly, his shop is closed in Panama City flooded out during the hurricane, though they are working towards reopening.
     
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  5. Noah Finney

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    Sorry........... I will relink it
     
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  7. BigTee44

    BigTee44 Well-Known Member

    Someone should fill them into the basics of keywords in the title of the listing
     
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  8. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Only PR-63!?
    I'm looking for something better :rolleyes:
     
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  9. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Could someone educate me on the importance of George Walton? The placard says this 1913 coin was owned by George Walton, yet Senator Walton died in Augusta Georgia more than 100 years prior to the existence of the coin.

    Or is it that this is the George Walton who may have been a relative of the equally famous Sam Walton of Bentonville Arkansas?
     
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  10. Noah Finney

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    I am not so sure, but I think this was a different George Walton that had enough money to buy the coin back in the day. https://coinweek.com/coin-clubs/ame...iation/george-walton-heirs-donate-100000-ana/
     
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  11. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes?

    I'm actually legitimately mad that those jackanapes got rid of the Walton holder and put it into a regular PCGS slab. That custom Capitol holder was part of the history of the coin.

    I was at the FUN show when they graded that coin, and watched them put the label in the holder. It was a ceremony of sorts. That was an amazing experience.
     
  12. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

    I just had a look at the listing, NICE.....If I bought it, I'd earn $100 in eBay Bucks!:woot: hmmmmmmmm, still thinking;) Hee hee hee
     
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  13. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    Isn't it just free advertising/ word of mouth for when it comes up in a big name auction? Heritage, etc. Not too many people have $3.7 million in their Pay Pal account, or a credit limit that high. Still an illegal coin to me.
     
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  14. Noah Finney

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    You also have to think about all of those fee's! eBay takes 10% of all sales!
     
  15. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    No, it's capped at $500 max eBay fee.
     
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  16. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    Great minds think alike. But my PayPal limit is just a little short, and the seller is not offering $50 per month payments.
     
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  17. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    I think this goes back to what I was saying about how the high end coins are still profitable, even though coin prices have been in decline.
    How much did he pay for this coin 1.5 M? How many years has he had it? So even
    with auction fees, etc. he will double his money on this coin.
    Do we know the price he paid, and how long he had it? I was just trying to jog my memory and I thought one of these went for 1.5 a few years ago.
    Look at the prices for the 1943 copper. Not too long ago they were getting 100K which seemed a little high. And now, they are 250.
     
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  18. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    These pieces belong in museums so that average folks can enjoy them.

    I don't claim to be an advanced collector; I know just enough to be a danger to myself and my bank account. I do set limits, though, and rarely exceed them.
     
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  19. JAY-AR

    JAY-AR Well-Known Member

    Well said LA! I too know just enough to be such a danger to both myself and bank acct. I'm working on the "limits" thingy:happy:
     
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  20. Michael K

    Michael K Well-Known Member

    There are scenarios with the museum thing as well.
    1 is the price you have to pay to see a certain, special exhibit outside the normal admission fee.
    The other is, some museums are not coin experts and they will clean this coin.
    And, after many years, it can literally end up in a drawer or closet, and many years later, just sold quietly, and use the money for other acquisitions or museum general fund. So there's no guarantee the museum is going to take proper care of this coin.
     
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  21. LA_Geezer

    LA_Geezer Well-Known Member

    I'm sure you are 100% right about this, @Michael K and while it's really no comparison to going to the Louvre, unless such a costly coin were donated with stipulations, it makes sense to me that if the coin were purchased with a museum's own funds, I might encourage it to sell the coin in order to pay for some other exhibit that people might enjoy seeing more. I had the great privilege to live in Paris as a teenager during which I had the memorable experiences of visiting the Louvre and all of the other sites that helped to make that city famous almost sixty years ago.

    While this might sound silly, I was saddened to learn that the Roy Rogers Museum had closed shortly after his death decades ago. Time had taken its toll, though, as his fans grew old with him and passed on. I had the pleasure of seeing and talking with Roy several times back in the 1960s when he visited Washington, D.C. on business.
     
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