I bought one last year also. I don't really collect 50c and when I saw it I thought about it and then paid $35 for it. I thought I was crazy at the time (still do really!) but it is in a folder and I enjoy looking at it when I do so I suppose it paid for itself :-)
Geez trout,that sellers pics made it look way better than that,are you sure it's the right coin ? any small marks in the sellers pics that you can correspond with the coin in hand ? My bet is you are pretty disappointed as I would be if I received that coin,it looked way way better than that in his listing.
Ah well win some loose some , it's all part of the game I had a great win yesterday with the pre decimal silver and I get a bit of a loss today But that is what makes it so interesting and sooo much fun
If that was a banknote, you'd know for certain if they've sent the one in the pic from the serials, but with that coin it's almost a stretch of the imagination to think that's the same coin without any photoshopping...