I am brand new at coin collecting and am expecting to buy a few duds... until I found this forum and found you! (Maybe I can learn much faster now.)
I recently purchased an AU penny set for $450 AUD and I didn't get exact coins as described in the ad... No 8 pearls in the KGV section. Many KGVI had weaker strike. UNC in Elizabeth range.
Seller is from eBay and has 100% rating in business for over 40 years - seems like a nice person.
Q: Just needed a second opinion on if I pay too much? The album looks great - I don't want to 'doubt the professionals' as seller said 8 Pearls are there for the later dates but I really didn't see any 8 pearls... Should I ask for a refund and send it back? Or even mention it? I don't want to accuse anyone or expect too much since I am the newbie.
Yeah,eBay is a Minefield for even experienced Collectors.
For $400 odd you need top quality 1925 & 1946 and a sprinkling of Unc. amongst the other Coins. Except for the key dates Pennies and Halves values drop off a cliff if their are signs of wear,you need Unc or Aunc or close to it for them to be worth much more than a $ or two. Best to buy Coins for a set individually,more fun and you know what you are getting to a certain degree.
I would yes overpay by about 100 dollars, however that not to say it was an unfair price. Would need some better picture of key date to say yes or no. I mean if you felt he was reputable and they where authentic then extra 100 not that much.