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 Posted 09/01/2018  1:41 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Monkey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
His name is mbarrcoins and he seems to sell tons of bank notes everyday in near mint state or with little flaws. I was wondering if his stuff was legit or not? I dont know how to tell the difference between an altered/fake or legit bank note.
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 Posted 09/01/2018  3:07 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can you give us the lot number of one of his listings, please.



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 Posted 09/01/2018  3:39 pm  Show Profile   Check BadDog's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BadDog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've never purchased anything from M Barr Coins, but they appear to be a high volume seller (currently over 13,000 items for sale) with predominatly positive feedback (over 100,000 feedback ratings in the past 12 months w/ 99.8% positive).

I wouldn't say they have a "ton" of uncirculated US currency for sale. Currently, they have 25 notes for auction (none for BIN) that they indicate are uncirculated (7 PMG graded, 2 BEP uncut 4 note sheets, 16 raw late series silver certificates). The photos of the few raw notes that I looked at appeared to be uncirculated notes to me. The photos of the few circulated notes that I looked at clearly showed folds, creases, stains, graffiti, etc. so it didn't look like they were trying to pass them off as uncirculated or in better condition than the photo showed.

Is there a particular note that you're wondering about?

EDIT: They do have more uncirculated notes than first indicated. Some of their "not specified" notes are actually TPG graded uncirculated notes as well.
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 Posted 09/01/2018  3:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good research. Agree the guy comes off pretty well, so without a specific note to look at, there's no sense in speculating.
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 Posted 09/01/2018  3:43 pm  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I frequent a few auction sites, but on one site about 50% of the time their coins are coming from M Barr Coins. They seem good.
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 Posted 09/01/2018  5:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've purchased a significant amount from MBarr...have two packages on their way. But please disregard what I say and refrain from bidding as I do not want the competition. It's OK to bid if you just bid on the coins and leave the banknotes to me.

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 Posted 09/01/2018  11:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I bought from M Barr recently and it was a very pleasant experience. They are on my saved sellers list and I will buy from them again if something comes up that fills a hole.
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 Posted 09/02/2018  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are on my saved sellers list as well. I would not have any worries buying from this seller.
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 Posted 09/02/2018  10:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
As soon as Jbuck said:


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...that fills a hole.


I really wasn't sure what he was talking about, but I knew it wasn't currency (rectanglish) so he's OK to bid.

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 Posted 09/02/2018  10:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I really wasn't sure what he was talking about, but I knew it wasn't currency (rectanglish) so he's OK to bid.
For you, it fills a slot maybe.

BTW, I am more of a BIN guy. So far I have only bid on one auction and lost.
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