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1909-O $5 Gold On eBay for 8k

 
 
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 Posted 10/11/2018  01:07 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Sheldon Overton Baby to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1909-GOLD-...232950271148

I can see how somebody may just take the risk on this but if you look at one of the pictures and zoom in you can see marks that look to be the original "D" mark or maybe it was a Philadelphia one and the just semi-botched adding the "O"


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10/11/2018 01:13 am
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 Posted 10/11/2018  01:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jst1dreamr to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I sure would not spend 8 grand on something that sketchy that is not graded and the seller doesn't even keep it in a snap case.
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10/11/2018 01:18 am
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 Posted 10/11/2018  03:14 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If I was interested and had enough money, I'd give it a shot. The MM is suspicious looking, but the potential value there is well over twice the $8K selling price if it is a 1909-O.

Also, the seller has great feedback and 30-day returns.
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10/11/2018 03:16 am
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If I was interested and had enough money, I'd give it a shot. The MM is suspicious looking, but the potential value there is well over twice the $8K selling price if it is a 1909-O.

Also, the seller has great feedback and 30-day returns.



I actually lean very much that the seller had no ill intent here. I think it is just stupidity by the buyer. Everybody wants to think that there is a CHANCE they can snatch a top tier coin but we all know how that goes 99.99999% of the time. If you do the "but what if?" game in coins you could bankrupt Bill Gates taking these chances.

Not only can you see what seems to be remnants of the "D" but I believe only 2 reverse were used on the 1909-o. One in line with branch and one little lower. This coin matches neither and looking at photographs one of the first things I notice is the mint mark on this coin is noticeably larger than any real ones.

Edit: Also remember the headache. The buyer is going to have to eat the cost of shipping it, his time, and any cost to authenticate it (he is going to hate that bad news). Seller is going to eat shipping and fees as well.

Only person who wins here is eBay/Paypal.
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10/11/2018 03:57 am
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Anybody that blindly buys this uncertified coin for 8K$ deserves everything they get/don't get.
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Listing was changed now to a D
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Looks to me like it sold last night for 8k$ around 8pm Pacific time.
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 Posted 10/11/2018  5:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks to me like it sold last night for 8k$ around 8pm Pacific time.


Doesn't mean they ever paid or that it it isn't someone who will take a long shot sending it in and then get a refund if it's not what they wanted
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 Posted 10/11/2018  5:17 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Raw? No way. My bet is that the seller has already cracked it after it came back in a bag.
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Listing was changed now to a D
You are not looking at the correct listing.
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The seller of this looks like an antique dealer from his feedback and items he has sold, he looks like he just listed a gold coin he came across in an estate cleanout...just the date not even knowing it has a mintmark from....Denver.
This auction looks like it had the bidding characteristics of a 1909 D Indian HE. Then 2 bidders took it to the 1909 O level.


Or hes an incredibly savvy seller who made it appear he was unknowingly listing one of the rarest 20th century gold coins.


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