Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by mrweaseluv, Aug 12, 2020.
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Umm... yeah. Right. Smells shady.
Then again, if you can see three BU Indian cents and a Flying Eagle, and the Indians are really BU and not whizzed, ask yourself if you want to gamble.
If the contents of the rolls are all Indian cents and not loaded with culls, then maybe it's worth a shot. Maybe.
Doesn't pass the smell test with me, though.
If you know and trust him, can you explain why he wouldn't tear into them himself immediately, if he thought they were genuine?
add to that he probably got 5-10 rolls and I was only offered 2 lol
If you trust the guy, that helps, but how's he gonna know what he's selling you?
I generally won't buy a pig in a poke. But sometimes - sometimes- it can pay off.
It all boils down to how much of a gambler you are, I suppose.
will buy a pig in a poke -- but only if I'm quite sure I know more about what's in the poke than the seller does.
Most of the "original sealed rolls" I see advertised are on eBay, and clearly come from experienced poke-stuffers. I guess there are legitimate rolls out there, but I'm inclined toward skepticism.
Ditto. Especially when there's weird stuff showing on the ends. Like BU Indians and Flying Eagle cents.
Good point. It's a different rationale, I suppose. Good luck.
Buy one from him and open it immediately. If it's good go for the other one quickly.
Sorry but I don't believe the seller at all, if you know him really well it's still a huge gamble. What makes you think he didn't put the rolls together himself and there's nothing in there? Because he told you?? I wouldn't buy it and that's my answer!
Edit. If you go for it, please let us know the results.
or at least photo's of the goodies lol
(What you look for in the above is that there is no prior art identified)
If you follow along the NGC article, you're up to about 1911 before what we would today recognize as a crimped OBW exists.
You then have to allow a few years before the machines become ubiquitous - and there was that war to end all wars thinggy.
So what are the odds that a random roll of circulating coins from say 1920 would have only coins 20 years old and more???
I was going to bring this up. If the rolls mentioned in the OP are "sealed", how would you be able to see the end coins, unless these are machine-wrapped rolls with crimped ends, which have an opening that shows the end coins?
(Which shouldn't be possible for rolls sealed in 1909, if such machinery didn't come along until a few years later.)
If, on the other hand, these are regular paper wrappers where you have to open the flaps on the ends and peek inside to see the end coins, then they're not "sealed".
Either way, it pretty much renders the idea of "rolls sealed in 1909" very dubious indeed.
Please do. I want to see what these rolls look like and what's inside them.
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