IMO, this coin is legit. Diagnostically, it appears to fit well with pic #4. The coin is kind of banged up. This would result in some post mint damage. I think that's what happened to the upper part of the mm. The V.D.B. does appear to be weak, but also looks genuine.
He also has a 7-day return policy which is always good.
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But, there have been altered keys that have fooled even the most experienced numismatists. My advice is if your going to buy this coin, buy it already slabbed by a reputable TPG
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