8 Ebay "Mint Error Coins" That are definitely NOT Mint Errors

Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by paddyman98, Apr 17, 2021.

  1. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Hello everyone,
    I have done threads like this one before but it has been some time since my last one..

    These are ebay listings of bad titles, ridiculous asking prices and many sellers thinking their damaged coins are actual mint errors when they are not. So sad to see these items. it is even sadder when a few of them have actual bids on them :banghead:

    I viewed these these sad listings this morning..

    Coin #1
    That's not Washington! $200.00 for an Off Center Strike?
    (this one is the only true mint error)
    No 1.JPG No 2.JPG

    Coin #2
    This is Environmental toning damage to the surface.. Plating?
    No 3.JPG

    Coin #3 -
    Say what? $200.00 for a smooshed Mint Mark

    No 4.JPG

    Coin #4
    Environmental Damage Toning to both sides.. $500.00?
    No 5.JPG

    Coin #5
    This one looks neat but it is not an error of any kind!.. Has bids.. bidiots
    No 6.JPG

    Coin #6
    Scraped Copper plating!.. $100.00 :meh:
    No 7.JPG

    Coin #7
    Corroded Nickel.. 8 bids by more Bidiots
    No 8.JPG

    Coin #8
    $20.00 for pure road rash? :vomit:
    No 9.JPG
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
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  3. coloradobryan

    coloradobryan Well-Known Member

    #7 was likely dipped in acid. Just hope the coins dont get any bids.. Id like to know who is bidding on this stuff.
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  4. JeffC

    JeffC Second star to the right, straight on til morning!

    I like #5.
  5. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

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  6. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Motor City Car Capital

    I go to the error coins on eBay everyday .
    I also got the same laugh out of those coins .

    But I'm always looking lots of people have no idea what they're doing, and that's where I capitalized .
  7. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    I do the same thing its so funny to see these,no reason to take them down 100 more will show up we can't win the battle but possibly the war as its still going on.
  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . .

    At least #8 is accurate in his listing title.

    I guess I own you like, $100 bucks by now?

    It's nice to know that I can take a common dime, run it around in my garbage disposal for a few seconds, and turn a nice profit. It would be worth it except those damn fleaBay fees take all the glory out of it.

  9. CoinJockey73

    CoinJockey73 Well-Known Member Dealer

    My contribution to the cause.

    I may ask a favor, sometime though, ;).
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  10. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    Only if you can get a bidiot to actually buy it. Note that of the 8 coins only 2 have bids, and they are the cheap ones.
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  11. Timewarp

    Timewarp Intrepid Traveler

    #5 has 20 watchers. Anybody here interested?:p
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  12. JCro57

    JCro57 Making Errors Great Again

    I have bought some similar items to use as educational pieces.

    Needless to say, I Don't feel sorry for those who bid on these and get stuck with garbage.
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  13. Mac McDonald

    Mac McDonald Well-Known Member

    I don't see this sort of thing much differently than phone scams for various inferior/cheap services and merchandise, insurance, et al, targeting both the elderly, the young and inexperienced, plus unsuspecting others. These fraudsters are taking money under false pretenses, even if their customers are lacking common sense or the wherewithal to be discerning and know better. Ebay...if they're going to be regulating TPGs to just a few that they feel are worthy for sellers to show their slabs...ought to establish a numismatic expert or a team of (2 or 3) experts to vet these listings for accuracy of terms, descriptions and other misleading anomalies, et al. And when I say experts, I don't mean the three stooges, like maybe they already have. Understand by the numbers this could be a daunting job to be sure.
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  14. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    people will make money anyway they can nowadays not amazed at what is shown
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  15. Jim Dale

    Jim Dale Well-Known Member

    Do you think the people that list these questionable coins are actually honest coin collectors and are in it with the above entries just to see how stupid people can be?
  16. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Supporter! Supporter

    When I see offerings like above, I want to throttle the seller. I get a vision of that villain in the Dudley Do Right; Snidely Whiplash, listing them.

  17. I have a 2000 just like #5. I have used a lot of different chemicals to clean it up, so I scratched the rim. Just copper.
  18. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    Got number 5 shut down through Jack Young.
  19. Bambam8778

    Bambam8778 Well-Known Member

    I would like to known if these sellers know what they're doing and are trying to take advantage of people or they really think that these are error coins?
  20. Jeffjay

    Jeffjay Well-Known Member

    Sometimes while perusing eBay auctions I get to a page or two where the seller seems to have listed all of their pocket change and call common date coins rare and damaged coins errors. Haven't figured out how to block those sellers so I never see their scams again.
  21. Lueds

    Lueds Well-Known Member

    Both I've found. I've sent messages to people selling these at times and many times they just insist they are 'errors', other times they say thanks and they will fix... and never do of course
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