My first thought was someone else would see what I did and there would be a bidding war on, and I wasn't even a hundred percent sure on the coin. I don't normally take chances. But, come auction close I didn't get outbid. They arrived tonight and here are the pics. It is the real thing. It is already on its way to NGC and then a safety deposit box. I didn't actually believe the seller when they said they were liquidating a collection from the 40's but with a fresh coin like this on the market, suddenly I find it a much more credible tale. I am quite in shock.