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A True Ebay Conundrum
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Old Post Posted 03/20/2023  12:28 pm
could also be a shill running up the buyer.
Forum: US Modern Coins
 
The Sampson Hoard - How Sometimes It Is Better To Spend It Rather Than Collect It.
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Old Post Posted 03/15/2023  12:07 pm
I assume the period for exchanging the notes for decimal replacements has long past?
Forum: Coins, Bank Notes, and Paper Money: Australia, New Zealand, & South Pacific (Oceania)
 
Poll - If You Look For Coins On Ebay, Do You.
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Old Post Posted 03/13/2023  12:56 pm
landscape if showing obv and rev in the same photo and cropped square if 1 side showing.
so basically doesn't matter (auto screen rotate on phones 'n all that)
Forum: eCommerce | eBay, eCrater, Heritage, Paypal, etc.

Help Authenticating This Korea 1/4 Yang Coin Gwang Mu
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Old Post Posted 03/13/2023  12:43 pm
I could be wrong, and often am... I only own a handful of oriental coins so far from an expert, but at first glance everything looks off on this one.
the fonts & devices aren't sharp. the top dragon alone looks more like woody the woodpecker than a dragon. everything just looks cartoonish (beyond circulation wear) and the colour is typical of offshore imports (fakes).

Forum: World Coin Grading
 
Georgia Quarter Clipped On Reverse?
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Old Post Posted 03/13/2023  12:30 pm
PMD, crushed, not clipped
Forum: US Modern Variety and Error Coins
 
This Doesn't Look Like A Brockage To Me. What Do You Think? 1978 Cent
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Old Post Posted 02/18/2023  11:54 pm
the lettering should be mirror reverse on one side of a brock? no? does look struck out of collar - more like the die cap of a brockage.
Forum: Canadian Variety and Error Coins
 
Best Place For 80% Silver?
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Old Post Posted 02/14/2023  02:20 am
wondering if there are any reputable dealers that dont charge 20% over spot for 80% canadian silver coins?
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
No Tracking On $200 Item?
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Old Post Posted 02/12/2023  11:39 am
Depends what they are charging for shipping.
Canada to US is brutally expensive. Most sellers charge an extra $5 on every non-tracked shipment as "insurance" for when people claim no receipt of goods. It probably makes them more $ in the end than shipping everything tracked and relying on eBay to solve any disputes.
Forum: eCommerce | eBay, eCrater, Heritage, Paypal, etc.
 
Do You Ever Worry That Your Collection Is "Unclean"?
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Old Post Posted 02/10/2023  11:51 am
I've torn down over 2000 houses, and yeah, some weird energy in some of them.
Sounds strange but it seemed more to do with organics (wood especially). My ghost-buster experience tells me that coins (metals) are immune.
Forum: Main Coin Forum
 
Acetone Bath With Ultrasonic Cleaner
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Old Post Posted 02/10/2023  11:46 am

Quote:
Heads-up! Acetone is very, very flammable. Personally, I would not use acetone in close proximity to a running electrical device.


THIS.
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Any Idea What This Coin Is?
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Old Post Posted 02/03/2023  12:54 pm
Pics of both sides (even if worn) would be helpful.

India used the tiger as a popular design element,

get the width and weight, and start your search here: numista.com
Forum: Identification: Unidentified Coins, Medals, and Tokens
 
What Should I Do With This Coin? Worth The Clean?
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Old Post Posted 02/03/2023  12:51 pm
cleaning won't increase the value. can't hurt the value though either (it's not worth much in good shape).

even if it was the key date 1887 a collector would want an example without the environmental damage (especially this much crud)

clean it if you want to, but you'd only be doing for yourself.
Forum: Main Coin Forum
 
1935 "Cne" Cent Wheat Penny. Thoughts
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Old Post Posted 02/03/2023  12:48 pm
in focus close-up pics would help determine a lot
Forum: US Classic and Colonial Variety and Error Coins

Post Your Lowball Coins!
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Old Post Posted 02/02/2023  11:29 am
Magdalen Isle (Canadian Colonial). Not really rare, but not common (R2). Usually found in VF20-30.



Forum: "Post Your..." Gallery Topics
 
Types Of Ancients I See At Non-Ancient Dealer Shops In Rome
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Old Post Posted 02/02/2023  10:40 am
I'm not into ancients at all, but I'd be wary of anything that comes out of a shop that caters to tourists in high volume.

A lot like visiting "coin shops" in Chinese marketplaces where everyone is selling multiple "really rare" & "unique" cash coins (fantasy issues).

The last example you show is so well centred and well struck (and well preserved)... looks too good to be true.

But again, this ain't my thing.
Forum: Ancient, Greek, Roman, and Medieval Coins
 
Can I Still Get Canadian Pennies To Coin Roll Search?
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Old Post Posted 01/25/2023  12:21 pm
I went to a few banks (different branches of the bank I had accounts at) and asked to leave my name if anyone brought in Voyager dollars or 50 cent pieces.
I got a call several times (no one at the bank wants to, or in most cases even knows how to, deal with these things).
I received 2 calls in the next month, dropped off $25 Tim's gift card when I picked up. No calls a month after that, but I'm sure if I went back in and asked again my name would've been back to a sticky note on the wall.
If you make an effort you will be rewarded (unless you are way out urban), the banks and their employees would be happy swap without having to handle the material or do the paperwork.
Make connections with the individuals, and DO NOT dump your leftovers back at ANY of the branches you pickup from - or you'll just be that guy wasting everyone's time. and you also won't get your old rolls back, regardless it's best to mark your returning rolls somehow so you know if you've already searched it before. If you do get a call, and realize they are giving you back your old rolls - take them anyways and use your dump bank (only if you want them to keep calling you). Could also put out an add on marketplace or craigslist - lots of people with jars of the things hanging around.


Good Luck, and share your finds with us here!


Again, it's going to take some effort, you're not going to walk into any random bank and order a box (the good old days are gone).
Forum: Canadian Coins and Colonial Tokens
 
Can These 5 UK Copper Coins Be Saved.
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Old Post Posted 01/22/2023  7:44 pm
instead of asking IF we could, we need to be asking if we SHOULD

sorry, loved Jurassic Park, but it rings true in this case as well. simply not worth fixing/saving unless they have sentimental value.


Forum: United Kingdom (Great Britain) Coins
 
Persian Coin Overstruck Over?
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Old Post Posted 01/20/2023  11:55 pm
Iranian coins often use the lion w. sun rays design and also have wreaths on both sides. I honestly cant see anything of a host design? I think it was simply struck way off centre.

see example below, these were typically very crude

Forum: World Coins and Commemoratives
 
Oops PCGS Accidently Sends A Client Coin Through Conservation Instead Of Grading.
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Old Post Posted 01/17/2023  12:26 pm
In a world where the majority (it seems) doesn't want to be accountable for anything I was waiting for a customer service horror story, but instead I'm pleasantly surprised.
Forum: Third Party Coin Grading (TPG): PCGS, NGC, ANACS, ICG, ETC.
 
RCM Face Value Coins, How To "Cash In"
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Old Post Posted 12/07/2022  11:39 pm
NumisFTW,

Why must I post proof of what I'm asking about?

The question was, what's the procedure for cashing in face value coins with the RCM.
Forum: Canadian Commemoratives and Non-Circulating Coinage (NCLT)
 


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