Is it worth the risk?

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by GH#75, Oct 2, 2021.

  1. GH#75

    GH#75 Trying to get 8 hours of sleep in 4. . .

    Blurry pics of a 1907 "BU" Barber dime. I feel like this one is going to go for a lowball price because of low quality pictures. BUT, a 1907 barber dime in this condition would be worth about $150 as long as its not polished. Nt a very credible seller, but all his reviews are 100% positive.

    Heres the link if anyone wants to bid on it. I probably won't. But if you do win it, tell me what I missed out on.

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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    At best it's polished. At worst it's fake.
  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I'm guessing it was polished-at least that is what the photo suggests to me.
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  5. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Agreed %100 stay away from this one besides the already bidiot for it.
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  6. PassthePuck

    PassthePuck Well-Known Member

    Terrible pictures! I wonder if the seller can put some more oil from his fingers on the coin?
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  7. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    I guess there could be a trivial percent chance it is a proof (there are 1907 Philly proof Barber dimes) but that chance is almost zero. I'm sticking with polished as the most likely answer.
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  8. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Looks like someone placed a bid just now (not me). So maybe there is a chance we find out more.
  9. QuintupleSovereign

    QuintupleSovereign Well-Known Member

    Looks cleaned to me.
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  10. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Terrible photos but it very much looks polished to me.
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  11. Tigermoth1

    Tigermoth1 Active Member

    Darling, found in a BIDET
  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    Especially aft the harsh stripping, will AT wildly and then go for moonbucks to some bidiot.
  13. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    In a word, no, it’s not worth the risk.
  14. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    Weird there was a bid but it ended with no bids (either someone retracted it or the seller canceled the bid).
  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Looks polished to me. One of most common ways that scammers sell damaged or counterfeit coins is to post bad pictures.
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