Who would bid on this 1926-S Buffalo?

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by wxcoin, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    I've been looking for a nice (EF-40 or AU) 1926-S Buffalo to put in my Dansco album and saw this auction listing. Just look at the blurred images of this slabbed NGC coin and the slab reverse. Unless I've had one drink too many, there's no way to make out the certification number to look it up. I smell a rat instead of a Buffalo.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/283617560583
     
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  3. Santinidollar

    Santinidollar Supporter! Supporter

    If I can’t see the Cert number or if the seller blots it out, it’s a no-can-do.
     
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  4. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    The coin itself looks genuine...
     
  5. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    I agree. I'm sure there's a reason for the blurred pictures.
     
  6. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    It does look like a real 1926-S but don't think I'd shell out $500+ for something I can't verify.
     
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  7. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    It looks like it has a solid date and full horn so the grade of XF-45 looks reasonable.
     
  8. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    I can't figure it out. Tried a few numbers, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out what the 4th digit is. It looks like a "P" :confused:

    I was thinking 189_385-091

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  9. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    I sent the seller a message to provide clearer pictures of the certification number.
     
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  10. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    Usually the slab pics are clear and the coin pics are garbage. This listing is weird
     
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  11. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    In addition to better photos I would also ask why is the label on the back of the holder scratched off. He doesn't have much for sale but the other photos are a lot better than the one of the nickel.
    You can also get the opinion of a NGC expert for authentication. There's a fee for this service but I'm not sure if they charge if they can't authenticate it.
    I wouldn't bid on it without more info.
     
  12. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    That's what got me scratching my head. For a coin as valuable as this one a seller would definitely want good pictures.
     
  13. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    Someone slapped a bid on it with those photos. Someone is gambling to get it cheap and take the gamble. Wouldn't be surprised if there's still a bid war with those photos.
     
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  14. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Well-Known Member

    I just put a bid of $45 on it. Just want to see how high it goes. (Someone bid more than I did as it automatically was outbid).
    I also contacted the seller.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019
  15. Darkside

    Darkside New Member

    Looks like it already hammered once for $763.33 on Aug 07. I guess that fell through.
     
  16. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    Probably got returned after the buyer put on his glasses.
     
  17. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    How can you tell? The photo is so out of focus, you can't tell if the slab or coin is genuine.

    Bad photo = "Run Forest run!" Further more they are quoting PCGS prices on an "NGC graded" coin.

    There is something rotten in Denmark ... and on eBay.
     
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  18. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    I sent the seller a message about getting clearer photos and the certification number. So far silence, telling me that something is rotten in Denmark.
     
  19. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random nobody...

    The coin closeups are clear
     
  20. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Well e***6 & 3***3 bid on it. :D
     
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  21. wxcoin

    wxcoin Getting no respect for 63 years

    That's the strange part. The close-ups seem to validate the grade of XF-45; strong date and full horn. However, there's no way to verify that the coin in the close-ups is the same as the one in the blurry full slab images. I still haven't received a response from my message to the seller. For fifty bucks I'd probably take a chance that it's legit; for $500+, no way.
     
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