Let's set the facts straight here.
Piece listed was mine.
I received this exact message from the OP on SATURDAY (NOT
'3 or 4 days ago'.)
New message from: papeldog (1,218Red Star)
Good morning, This is a very nice coin you are selling but it is not a DP9 #4 the DP #4 has an extra DP5 on the front top of the 5 this coin is missing that 5 as well as the die crack at leaf 7 is in the wrong place. But still a very nice coin.
I responded within an hour the following:
New message to: papeldog
Varieties are not my area of specialty, so I generally defer to the grading companies on these. I'll look into it a bit, and I'll show it to a couple of people I know who are variety specialists.
Our office is closed Saturday and Sunday. Monday we're doing our shipping, and apparently, the OP felt the need to start this thread, falsely claiming I was contacted 3 or 4 days ago. For a bit of added information, our reference library is at our office, so there was no way I could even begin to research it until today.
Then, at around 2 pm, we start getting calls to our office from a Canadian phone number, with some lunatic calling me every name in the book and telling me I sell fake varieties and I was trying to scam his friend on a $2000 coin. This continued to the point we had to unplug the phone this afternoon.
Later today, we got another eBay message where the member sent a clear explanation of grading mistake, with a specific reference to his credentials and a referral to the 2011 Charlton, which we have in our library, which gave us the information we needed to pull the coin. He also mentioned that this was being discussed on coin sites, which is where I put the 2 and 2 together of the lunatic calling up the office all afternoon and costing us several hours of time.
do not appreciate this 'vigilante' mob mentality on a piece that appears to have been misidentified by PCGS
. I deal in world coins full time for a living, and I take the reputation of my business and myself very seriously. I freely admit I am not a variety expert, but in general, I take the judgement of a company like PCGS
over some random person over the internet who decides to send a message and tell me to examine the die cracks. We do quite a high volume of eBay sales, and I can not tell you how many messages we receive from people who are flat out wrong on basic numismatic facts.
But certainly, papeldog, wouldn't want to let the facts get in the way of good story, right?