This is either the funniest or saddest thing I have seen...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by dayriser, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    Well he knows what he is doing...he isn't retarded. :D

    I don't know to laugh at this or to feel sad... This kid is in for it once he finds out the truth, if he listens when somebody tells him the truth...
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  3. BadThad

    BadThad Calibrated for Lincolns

    He should be concentrating on getting his GED!
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  4. rlm's cents

    rlm's cents Numismatist

    I think he needs his EED (or whatever they call an elementary degree) first. I will bet my 10 year old grand-son can spell better than that.
  5. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    I don't know if it is sad or scary, but I have seen it play up many times at the coin shop, someone comes in with a bunch of those Littleton cellophane things that they have inherited and thinks the catalog numbers are the value. Then they get upset when the dealer won't offer anything close to the "price marked on the holder".

    This can be hard to answer without seeing some examples of what you are talking about. You could be looking at catalog reference numbers, a dealers price code, or even an inventory number.

    I will say that if it is a catalog reference then yes they usually are preceeded by letters. As to which catalog to look in, it would depend on the type of coin you are talking about. Each series tends to have it's own standard reference and some coins my have catalog numbers to more than one reference. For example large cents can be found with numbers referenced to Maris, Hayes, Frossard, Doughtry, Sheldon, Breen, Andrews, Newcomb, or Wright, and for some with Noyes Photo numbers. Sometimes knowing what book to look in just comes with experience.
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  7. Rhino89

    Rhino89 Junior Member

    What a shame, if he wanted $1490 instead of $1500 I'd be all over that :p

    Poor guy. The most that collection will give him is maybe a full gas tank on that new car he's trying to get :rolling:
  8. tonedcoins

    tonedcoins New Member

    Or he can be in denial like the guy on here that keeps on about a "rare" Canadian error.
    I'm sorry but I have to LMAO :goofer: The guy isn't a kid, he's 18 and should know to research before been all cocky IMO.
  9. sunflower

    sunflower New Member

    Thank you. I can tell that you understand what I was seeking. The fellow that sold it to me did speak the full title of the catalog, but I do not recall what he said. I will ask when I get by there again (sometimes months away). Maybe I will stumble upon a directory of sorts to use with the various abbrev. I come across. And next time, I will pull out my planner and just write the info down. The coin I mentioned with the "K" in it is from Turkey. He had other cat. numbers for some old gold coins from Mexico. I will be patient while learning. I am sure all will fall in place.

    Thank you for taking time to respond.
  10. tmoneyeagles

    tmoneyeagles Indian Buffalo Gatherer

    LMFAO if we are talking about the same person... :D lol
  11. chip

    chip Novice collector

    We, The wife and I happened on that movie a few months ago, funny movie.
  12. Barrie

    Barrie New Member

    May I ask advice, I found a 1988 quater in my late fathers house, is the head supposed to be the opposite of the eagle (i.e upside down), thanks and can supply vid if worth more than a quater lol.
  13. Barrie

    Barrie New Member

    May I ask advice, I found a 1988 quater in my late fathers house, is the head supposed to be the opposite of the eagle (i.e upside down), thanks and can supply vid if worth more than a quater lol.
  14. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Sounds like you're describing the normal alignment.
  15. Barrie

    Barrie New Member

    That's fine, never knew thank you
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  16. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Either a budding brilliant businessman. Or a hopeless math failure. Aaaannnd I am voting the latter.
  17. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Email the guy and ask for a few pictures of the ms60 coins.
    Then politely inform him that those are probably stock numbers.
    Send him over to Littleton to price check.

    The last lot of Littleton coins I bought, I knocked off about 3 grades, totaled up the $$ and offered 50% on the dollar.
    The seller was happy with the deal and I did OK.
  18. CamaroDMD

    CamaroDMD Supporter! Supporter

    This is normal alignment for US coins. Many foreign coins are aligned with both sides oriented the same way. It depends on the country.
  19. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    rte, The original post with the list of coins being sold is from almost 8 years ago. I don't think emailing for pictures would do much good.
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