I wish eBay had this.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Detecto92, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Detecto92

    Detecto92 Well-Known Member

    A year search. That way instead of searching through categories, I can type a year in like 1600-1850. That way I can look through old coins through the entire coin category.
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  3. m60gpmg

    m60gpmg Member

    Would make certain searches easier.
  4. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I am not sure about that wide, but ranged can be searched. I have a search for Lincolns 1909 through 1929 and a second search for 1930 through 1958.
  5. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father

    Well, you cant do a rane as large as that (as far as I know), but there is some handy advanced ebay query that can make ebay searching ALOT easier/faster/relevant. Assuming you can make do with 100 years at a time, do something like this within the coin category: (100 items I believe is the max on the "or" operator)



    Or, if you are willing to get crappier results but get more years, try this:



    If you toss on a few other terms, you can really narrow it down and start finding stuff you want:

    (171*,172*,173*,174,*175,*176*,177*,178*,179*) (ngc,pcgs)


    also, dont forget the minus operator (-) to remove things you DONT want:

    (171*,172*,173*,174,*175,*176*,177*,178*,179*) (ngc,pcgs) -(mexico, germany)

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw...176*,177*,178*,179*) (ngc,pcgs)&_osacat=11116

    Hope this helps, but if everyone already knows this all, just tell me to pipe down! :foot-mouth:
  6. icerain

    icerain Mastir spellyr Supporter

    The * symbol really helps. Use it as the last digit of a year and it lists everything beginning with what you typed in. Sometimes you can use it for long words since some sellers might shorten a term too.
  7. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    It's called wildcard searching, and I use it a a lot too.
  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Actually * will pull in one or multiple characters after the string, while ? will pull back results with only one other character after the string.

    Its been around computers since the beginning of pc's.
  9. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

  10. geekpryde

    geekpryde Husband and Father


    Did any of the replies help you out? Just curious if you found the search query helpful or if you already were searching that way and still need something more powerful?
  11. Cherd

    Cherd Junior Member

    The ebay search structure for coins tends to work pretty well for me, the bigger problem is people mis-categorizing the coins that they are selling.

    The currency search structure could use a bit of work though. For instance, they do not categorize anything by denomination. I want to search for $1 currency, seems as though I should be able to cull out the other denominations with a click.
  12. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    Not just mis-categorizing them, but not knowing that D on most coins were not struck at Dahlonega, but Denver. I've seen numerous silver dollars listed as being a Dahlonega Mint dollar.

    When I contact the seller to inform them that Dahlonega struck gold and only gold from 1838-1861; the start of the Civil War, they get nasty and give me that how dare you smash my hopes and dreams speech.

  13. Lon Chaney

    Lon Chaney Well-Known Member

    I like to message sellers that have clad Ikes listed as "Silver Dollar." I tell them that sure looks clad, and I don't see an S mintmark. That's not silver, just a large dollar.
    Bank tellers do it too. I dislike it when people use the terms "silver dollar" and "large dollar" interchangeably.
  14. BUncirculated

    BUncirculated Well-Known Member

    I, at times, find myself making that mistake because I grew up hearing that term, Silver Dollar, when it really wasn't silver.
  15. Collect89

    Collect89 Coin Collector

    Several posters at CT don't give a simple "thanks" or "like" when folks answer their questions.
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