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Cha-ching! Ship coins for less than a silver dollar

MizzouMizzou Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭

Cha-ching! Ship coins for less than a silver dollar (Ebay's new coin shipping program)

I would certainly hope that you could ship a coin for less than the cost of a silver dollar. Sounds like they didn't put much thought into that statement.

Sometimes I think that animals are smarter than humans, animals would never allow the dumbest one to lead the pack

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 1, 2022 10:44AM

    Not new. Relatively recent promotion, but even that is in another thread.

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/comment/13284693#Comment_13284693

  • MizzouMizzou Posts: 451 ✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Not new. Relatively recent promotion, but even that is in another thread.

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/comment/13284693#Comment_13284693

    You forgot to mention that technically, they could be speaking about a clad Eisenhower dollar which is silver in color but contains no actual silver. However, that's probably already been mentioned somewhere also.

    Sometimes I think that animals are smarter than humans, animals would never allow the dumbest one to lead the pack

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mizzou said:

    @jmlanzaf said:
    Not new. Relatively recent promotion, but even that is in another thread.

    https://forums.collectors.com/discussion/comment/13284693#Comment_13284693

    You forgot to mention that technically, they could be speaking about a clad Eisenhower dollar which is silver in color but contains no actual silver. However, that's probably already been mentioned somewhere also.

    Just pointing you to the other thread.

  • MasonGMasonG Posts: 6,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Mizzou said:
    technically, they could be speaking about a clad Eisenhower dollar which is silver in color but contains no actual silver.

    The ad was most likely written by someone who is not a coin collector, who thought to tie a policy for shipping coins to a coin and based on the actual cost of the service, a half dollar wouldn't work. Besides, many non-collectors do call clads "silver dollars" and the only people this seems to bother are coin collectors. You know- the same people who feel the need to correct non-collectors when they call those copper plated discs that people toss in the trash "pennies".

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,381 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MasonG said:

    @Mizzou said:
    technically, they could be speaking about a clad Eisenhower dollar which is silver in color but contains no actual silver.

    The ad was most likely written by someone who is not a coin collector, who thought to tie a policy for shipping coins to a coin and based on the actual cost of the service, a half dollar wouldn't work. Besides, many non-collectors do call clads "silver dollars" and the only people this seems to bother are coin collectors. You know- the same people who feel the need to correct non-collectors when they call those copper plated discs that people toss in the trash "pennies".

    Which is especially ironic since the federal regulations call them "pennies", which makes that their official name.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Semantics. Not sure why they get so much attention with coin collectors..... Mostly puffed up professionalism I guess..... I see it in other fields though, so probably not exclusive to coins. Cheers, RickO

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