Cherry Picking Face-off

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by snaz, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    So tonight, for the first time, I decided to try my hand at cherrypicking ebay, and find some varietys I need for cheap. I actually feel like I may have found some good ones, with relatively low bids, and close to end auctions.
    Anyone interested in playing the game? See how how much of a score you can make on a coin, heck, even if you just want to flip it after, let's post pictures and auction links here.
    I'll post mine tomorrow, that's when the auctions end.
  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. biggiej

    biggiej Member

    good luck!! Hopefully someone will not out bid you in the last 30 seconds as is the norm on ebay. Don't get me wrong I have procurred many great coins off ebay but it takes a fast bidding hand and a little luck. I hope you do well!!!!:crying::crying:
  4. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    Join in BiggieJ!
    Grab 15 dollars and try to snipe a coin, I looked for about an hour and a half through dozens and dozens of auctions. I think it might pay off. I think Toad might have had it figured out with all the ebay surfing he did, ;)
  5. illini420

    illini420 1909 Collector

    If you make a good score I strongly recommend not making it public until you have your coin in hand.

    If it's a big enough rip, there's a good shot that some folks may contact the eBay seller and offer more $$ for the coin before they ship it to you. That seems to be the case over on the CU forum where a member apparently won a rare error coin for around $300 that is really worth maybe $10k-$20k and posted about it before the seller shipped. Seems several people contact the seller offering much more and now the buyer isn't getting his coin.
  6. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    Thanks for the heads up! Nasty people.. nasty nasty people, ;)
    Yeah, maybe I'll wait until the coins arrive. Although, I don't think very many people here collect Canadian Large cents, or Canadian silver Nickels.
  7. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    Can I play with a coin that I purchased off eBay in the past?

    I think you will lose if you say yes. ;)

    Happy cherrypicking...Mike
  8. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    Haha, I'm sure you could do it again Mike, unless it was a cheerios Dollar... Thats a once in a lifetime type thing, ;)
  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    Tell us about it anyway!

    If okay, I'll add a couple of my own.
  10. Just Carl

    Just Carl Numismatist

    I'm not an ebay or internet coin purchaser. I'd rather take my time at a coin show and study a coin close up. However, there are many that do come out real good on ebay. I've heard stories of some really great deals and then too, some real bad ones.
    Hopefully you do OK. I'll just sit back and watch.
  11. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    If I going Cherrypicking I start about a week ahead if its a graded coin.but for raw coins I stay away from non USA sellers.
    here one raw 1966 10 Shilling I cherrypicked about 2 weeks ago

    Attached Files:

  12. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    hey, folks.

    If you cherry pick why not tell us what you paid, and what the piece is worth?
  13. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    You're probably right, but to be honest, the cherrypicking game doesn't interest me much any longer. To put it bluntly, I like coins, not making money off others' ignorance.
  14. Leadfoot

    Leadfoot there is no spoon

    I've posted it a few times over the years, but here's the net-net...

    I purchased this coin raw on eBay for $349, from photos that looked something like this:


    It now sits in a PCGS MS 65 slab, and according to PCGS should sell for $2,700.

    Have fun...Mike

    p.s. MajorBigTime has an open thread about a 1795 silver plug dollar that's an even bigger score:
  15. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Cool best cherry pick was the 1882 snow 6 off of heritage $105 and sold for $1500 by Rick Snow and I collected $1350. :) My best score to date. And I read the mbt thread, cool score and interesting thread all around.
  16. snaz

    snaz Registry fever

    I would agree, But When I cherry pick, I guess I don't imagine myself making money off someones ignorance, but saving money off of it. I don't plan on selling coins I cherrypick. They are usually varieties I need for a set or something.

    Also.. On a side note.. i won the auction, ;)
  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    I prefer to think that I am making money by having a better knowledge.

    There is nothing wrong with cherrypicking.
  18. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    It about the same size as a Morgan Dollar
    $12.00 its 1.2oz .833 silver.but why I pick it has engraved rim and bowl shaped with obv & rev sunken in like a reveres high relief
  19. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    isn't that the normal design?
  20. jello

    jello Not Expert★NormL®

    I am sure I never been interested Irish coinage. til I seen this one.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page