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Anyone here buy this 1936 Proof cent?

ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

I saw this listed a few days ago but I see it is now "no longer available" and the seller has nothing listed anymore. Anyone here happen to buy it?
I would have jumped on it but a few things pushed me away:
1. Price seemed maybe a bit low
2. Bad pictures
3. Style of pictures did not match the other(also expensive) coin they had listed
4. Low-ish feedback seller
4. Seller does not usually sell coins (auto parts it seems)
5. No response from seller when I inquired for additional pictures, a reasonable request for an item listed at ~$3700

If someone here did buy it I hope you do get it. And if so I'd be interested in seeing it.

Collector, occasional seller


  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Suppose I should add the images from the listing:

    Collector, occasional seller

  • ChrisH821ChrisH821 Posts: 6,180 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @davewesen Sure enough... That's a bigger red flag than anything I listed above.
    No one would list a coin like that for a $2k loss just a few months after purchase.

    Collector, occasional seller

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,496 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Personally, I'm not seeing anything with the coin itself that makes me think that it's not a Satin proof. Of course, better images would be nice but I'm seeing a strong strike with full detail from fully detailed dies. I also see strong rims with an even satin surface. The holder also looks good to me.

    I also have no idea why the seller took a loss on this one. I do see that Ebay says "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available." I wonder if he/she sold it outside of Ebay and removed the listing. It could have also been a listing error? I don't know how long it was up before it was gone.

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