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I hope that I picked my first n00b question well? Fail.

FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2, 2023 10:40PM in U.S. Coin Forum

From Craigslist:

I researched, and am not satisfied. This is worthless doubling, right?

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  • 2windy2fish2windy2fish Posts: 676 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What is your question?

  • CaptHenwayCaptHenway Posts: 31,249 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, what is your question?

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2022 5:30AM

    Thanks, my question is what do you have to opine about this coin studying these two photographs from the Craigslist ad? I failed to find a 1970 P DDR variety with which to compare.

  • MarkKelleyMarkKelley Posts: 1,666 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It's not a DDR.

  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,698 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Why are you looking on Craigslist for coins to begin with?
    Jim


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  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,262 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You may have picked your question well, but you failed to communicate it effectively in this first post.

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  • RampageRampage Posts: 9,398 ✭✭✭✭

    Even if it was a DDR, you would not be able to tell from those poor quality and out of focus pictures.

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭

    @jesbroken said:
    Why are you looking on Craigslist for coins to begin with?
    Jim

    Occasionally can find a good deal. My nephew picked up a $20 Saint from Craigslist that came back MS 63. Don't remember year/mint. But you must be wary of fakes

  • coinbufcoinbuf Posts: 10,383 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My observation, that is a very nice coin for an album that displays well defined (but worthless) strike doubling on the rev, value IMO is ten cents. The only failure in your first question post is that you failed to identify what your question is/was.

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 16, 2022 9:24AM

    I fail. I thought that the edges of the letters looked notched. I don’t pass my public twin strike test. I could not find a variety for comparison because it is not a variety.
    @jesbroken—I understand, the coin ads on Craigslist are creepy, but I look anyway. I close a coin deal tomorrow with a Craigslist seller. He wants to meet me at the underground parking.

  • FranklinHalfAddictFranklinHalfAddict Posts: 636 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Glen2022 said:

    @jesbroken said:
    Why are you looking on Craigslist for coins to begin with?
    Jim

    Occasionally can find a good deal. My nephew picked up a $20 Saint from Craigslist that came back MS 63. Don't remember year/mint. But you must be wary of fakes

    Depends what he paid for it.
    I’ve never seen any coins for sale on Craigslist that were fairly priced.

  • JBKJBK Posts: 14,212 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2022 1:23AM

    @Fraz said:
    I close a coin deal tomorrow with a Craigslist seller. He wants to meet me at the underground parking.

    :#
    How about at the police station parking lot, or at least some place a lot more public?

  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,450 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz said:
    Thanks, my question is what do you have to opine about this coin studying these two photographs from the Craigslist ad? I failed to find a 1970 P DDR variety with which to compare.

    because there ae none recognized
    varietyvista.com/01b%20LC%20Doubled%20Dies%20Vol%202/DDR%20listing.htm

    you must have heard that some craigslist sales end up in robberies...

  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,710 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If the seller is asking more than 10 cents it is overpriced. Underground parking ... Craigslist ... red flags flying.

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  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2022 3:29AM

    I’m not buying that POS. I was curious about the (non)variety. It’s in another state. I don’t drive any farther than Pixley. I do meet a guy today at the Food Lion Plaza (safe, no real lions) to buy sixteen bank and mint wraps of P & D nickels from 2003-2010; an ad from Craigslist that was not creepy, nor crazily priced. I got him down to eight dollars per roll.

    Now, if anybody wants to call me naive, do it before five o’clock today, I’ll have time to cancel.

    I was joking about making a Craigslist deal in an underground parking lot. I flip rummage; I buy from Craigslist and Nextdoor often.
    Thanks, you guys. I really enjoy your forum, and I appreciate your interest, concern, and correction.

    I’ll let you know how it turns out, good or bad, in this thread.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad to see the underground parking meet was in jest. Risky out there, and Craigslist has frequently been central to nasty outcomes. Cheers, RickO

  • Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 803 ✭✭✭✭

    @FranklinHalfAddict said:

    @Glen2022 said:

    @jesbroken said:
    Why are you looking on Craigslist for coins to begin with?
    Jim

    Occasionally can find a good deal. My nephew picked up a $20 Saint from Craigslist that came back MS 63. Don't remember year/mint. But you must be wary of fakes

    Depends what he paid for it.
    I’ve never seen any coins for sale on Craigslist that were fairly priced.

    He paid slightly over melt at the time. Recently saw cull Morgans for $15.00. Didn't buy only because of distance, too far away.

    Yes most are over priced. For example, the "Rare, mint error, undated buffalo nickel" for $400. Can"t wait to get that one and have it slabbed.

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 17, 2022 8:44AM

    @ricko said:
    Glad to see the underground parking meet was in jest.

    I don’t have anything for you guys except some attempts at self-deprecatory humor. It’s tough hanging with the big dogs.

    @CaptHenway said:
    Yes, what is your question?

    I’ll learn n00b format, Cap’n.

    My coin collector friend gave me this 1970 Lincoln head penny with no mint letter. He said that is it an unknown error coin, twice punched. Which of you guys makes me rich?

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Fraz ... It was minted in Philadelphia, they only put mint marks (P) on coins occasionally. It is not a DD.... Cheers, RickO

  • FrazFraz Posts: 1,181 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I survived the Craigslist deal. I thought that I had negotiated for only the Philadelphia rolls, but the deal included the Denver rolls as well. A mix of bank wraps and mint wraps.

    I nailed the question the second time, huh?

  • MS66MS66 Posts: 200 ✭✭✭

    +1 on the underground parking garage thing. The reverb is incredible down there! For things like automatic weapons fire, I mean.

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