It finally happened - got a different coin than the one I ordered . . . . . . .

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ZoidMeister, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    I've heard stories, but it hasn't happened to me in this degree. Yeah, I know that if you order something "bullion" related where the seller is using stock photos, it's like "a box of chocolates . . . . . . "

    But in this case, the seller LISTED it as a TONED coin . . . . .

    I bought it because I WANTED the toned coin . . . . .

    No, it's not a high dollar coin, and yeah, what I received is still probably within the realm of reasonability with regard to cost. But DAMMIT MAN, I WANTED THE ONE WITH THE "LOOK" . . . . . .

    This ever happen to any y'all . . . . . ?

    Photos below.


    The Listing . . . . . .


    The coin I expected . . . . . . . . .



    What I got . . . . . . . . . .


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  3. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    That would have gotten me mad.
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  4. LaCointessa

    LaCointessa Supporter! Supporter

    (edited to remove my post while I read about black toning on silver coins)
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  5. jtlee321

    jtlee321 Well-Known Member

    I'd contact the seller. If they don't want to fix it, then a SNADing we will go...
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  6. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Honestly, I think you got lucky. That toning looked like black death to me.
  7. baseball21

    baseball21 Well-Known Member

    I think they probably did you a favor but can certainty understand wanting what you see
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  8. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Hamlet Squire of Tomfoolery . . . . . Supporter

    Seller reluctantly admitted the switch. Said I could chose another from the two or three they had currently listed. Yeah, I wasn't too happy about it, but the coin I received is within the realm of acceptable for the price.

    I'm not too concerned about the "black" on the reverse of the one I wanted. My tastes usually run counterintuitive to what most other folks like, but I think the patina on the original strike gave it some panache, some "street cred" for a "Wild West" commemorative.

    Dammit man, I really wanted that one. BOLO everyone . . . . .

    I asked the seller to reach out to anyone else they may have recently sent a similar coin to. Perhaps whoever got THAT one, is equally unhappy with the switcheroo . . . .

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  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    "got a different coin than the one I ordered"

    Consider yourself lucky. I got a $12 token when I had ordered a $300 nickel. Took weeks to get it straightened out. It was an inexperience eBay seller but I wanted that coin. All worked out in the end.
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