I will begin by saying that I have never sold a coin over the internet through eBay or any other forum. If I were to do so, I would write a general description of the coin that is intended to catch the buyer's eye, take pictures that are as close as possible to the coin in hand, and then, if applicable, highlight any issues I think the coin may have. This post is about the first part: the general description of a listed coin intended to catch the buyer's eye. More precisely, I want to talk about words I would not use in a description unless the coin had issues. Details: "choice AU/UNC details," "great details," and "BU details." Details grade indicates the amount of wear a coin exhibits but because of a problem, the coin cannot receive a regular numerical grade. When "details" is used in a coin description, is the seller indicating the coin has a problem or is it just a nice problem-free coin? I wonder, especially for listings that add "nice original luster" after saying "BU details." I would not use the word details unless the coin was a "details" coin. Then I would describe the issue I think makes the coin a "details" coin. Genuine (when used to describe a graded, slabbed coin): Genuine is used by PCGS for a coin with issues that cannot be graded. For example, a coin with a numerical grade that is described by a seller as "certified genuine graded" is superfluous and confusing. A straight grade coin is genuine or it would not have graded. Overly picky here? Maybe but it tells me the seller is probably not familiar with coin terminology. Never cleaned: "Never cleaned" is a problem for me unless the seller is the original owner. I see "never cleaned" in listings for coins that are 40, 50, or 100 years old, even for coins that have circulated. The seller would have to be older than the coin and have bought it from the mint to know for sure. So I ask, can a seller who is not the original owner of a business trike coin that has been issued or circulated really know if the coin has never been cleaned? What are your thoughts? Any coin descriptions you would avoid?