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Penny Set Value? Did I pay too much or just right?

 
 
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 Posted 05/16/2018  9:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Scarlett to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all forum members,

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.

Thanks for your help!!

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05/17/2018 02:32 am
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 Posted 05/17/2018  12:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Basil to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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.
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 Posted 05/17/2018  12:43 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ryurazu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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.
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 Posted 05/17/2018  01:31 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chipjones to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You could always contact the seller, explain the fact that there are not any 8 pearls. And ask for a 50.00 refund. He may tell you no but no harm in asking.
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 Posted 05/17/2018  02:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Scarlett to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks everyone for your help. I will ask the seller if he can honour any 8 pearls clause because it's great to get genuine set of coins and I might become more of a repeat customer some day.
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