this close to getting. For a while, I have thought about doing this thread. It you like the idea of the thread, let’s keep it going with future misses, as well as past misses. Part of how I do my learning, is to research the coins that I see in auctions or for sale. While this particular coin is not something that I actively collect, I was an active bidder over $100. It was an 1829 Coronet Cent, and I figured it to be a 25-30. Not sure if it is cleaned, though. Why was I bidding over $100? Well, it is the medium letters variety (not mentioned, so cherry pick), as best as I could tell from the pics, and apparently others figured that, as well. If I had more experience telling whether this would be ‘details’, or not, and I was into flipping coins, I would have gone higher on my bidding. PCGS lists this at $550 (so, $400 in real life, lol). It sold for $159. Care to share your experiences?