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Another Lot W/ 1 Valuable Coin And A Bunch Of Junk

 
 
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 Posted 06/20/2019  2:14 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've been seeing a lot of these, a bunch of junk coins surrounding a valuable piece, as if the seller cleaned out a junk drawer and doesn't know what he has..

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1795-FLOWI...202707406018

This same seller earlier on sold a lot much like this (too far back to link to it), 1795 half with a bunch of common/poor junk halves. It even had the same "clasp" round mark at the top.

To the skeptic, this looks like a method for distracting from a counterfeit, or providing plausible deniability.

What do you think?
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 Posted 06/20/2019  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
For that much money the coin(s) better be slabbed.
Describe it as if there were no picture.
Picture it as if there were no description.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  2:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fioti to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
You'd think they'd provide rev. images, not just for varieties sake,
but for authenticity. I'm calling bogus.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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For that much money the coin(s) better be slabbed.


Slabbed that coin would be well over a grand. It is currently $470 (and that doesn't include the distraction pieces, which I am not worried about).

Really, at the heart of it, this is a simple matter of slabbed >>>> unslabbed in price, given "equal" coins, but if the thing isn't authentic, then it's not really "equal" now is it :)

There should be a whole subforum on this site: "Is it real?"
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 Posted 06/20/2019  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I do not believe that there is a pony in that pile.
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 Posted 06/20/2019  4:37 pm  Show Profile   Check Pacificoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Pacificoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks perfectly legitimate to me . He states the Coin was once slabbed as plugged .
Hardly anything nefarious . You see bucket loads of these type of lots in many English and European Auction
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 Posted 06/20/2019  4:54 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add g048406 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This same seller earlier on sold a lot much like this (too far back to link to it), 1795 half with a bunch of common/poor junk halves.


This is just his sellimg MO. He cracks-out a rare key-date coin and surrounds it with cull coins in a lot.

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 Posted 06/20/2019  5:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add TimNH to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yea that one! It even had the same "not actually plugged just a clasp mark" description. I was tempted on that one, and I am tempted on this one too.


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I do not believe that there is a pony in that pile.


Pony? Do you mean phony?

This is all fine if the coins are genuine, but why wouldn't he at least keep some record of the slabs?
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