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braddickbraddick Posts: 23,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

There is a golden-toned Ike for sale on eBay. It is NOT my coin or auction; I simply thought you would enjoy the auction description of this Ike:


"The Screaming Deep Gold Chromatic Toned Eagle Has Landed"

1972-S, Eisenhower Dollar, Proof 67, Cameo, dual-toned, absolute eye candy gem!

While the fields on the Obverse of this "one of a kind" toned gem find... Are chrome-a-color deep plated in non-fading, reflective ultra-deep amber-gold mirrors! And trimmed around the edges with sunset oranges...Fields are overlaid with semi-transparent violets...

The reverse of this artistic gem; is covered in a mixed matrix of pebble-style multi-colored 3-D toning that makes the reverse look like it's underwater!

A perfect centerpiece to complete an Eisenhower dollar collection!

And investment-grade coin that you can acquire with confidence... Protected with PCGS, NFC anti-counterfeiting technologies.


The coin:


peacockcoins

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    bolivarshagnastybolivarshagnasty Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭✭✭

    and yet looks like one of hundreds I've seen with similar toning, marketing at it's finest

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    P0CKETCHANGEP0CKETCHANGE Posts: 2,259 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have to respect the seller’s effort, at least.

    Nothing is as expensive as free money.

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    keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,456 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The funniest part of the entire post for me was when they said investment-grade.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    In searching other auctions, I came upon this description:
    (Note: In no way am I disparaging the seller! I've written some dazzling auction descriptions myself! I am nowhere near as talented as this seller, though. I enjoy his auctions and commend him on his eBay presence.)


    "The Dual Toned Chameleon Chromatic Golden Eagle Has Landed"

    The obverse of this artistic gem is One of the finest True Chameleon eye-dazzling gems that have had the pleasure to steward. Absolutely mesmerizing while cartwheeling under a light source!

    The obverse of this artistic gem is Covered in various shades of chromatic Neon electric colors that fade into various shades of satin chromatics. While the fields look like they are Electra plated in Satin Copper-Bronze! With undertones and overtones of mixed matrix in various colors and shades of chromatic aquamarine, violets, and soft magentas, that create one of the finest chameleon artistic fields that I have ever seen. Fields are pixelated with dot-matrix and jigsaw puzzle-style chameleon toning that change colors under a light source from bronze golds to aquamarines and violets that blend in a flashy mixed matrix of artistic chameleon genius!

    The reverse of this exotic dual-toned silver canvas looks like it was Electra plated in 24-karat gold and laser polished to absolute perfection! While the peripherals are accented with chromatic aquamarines and violets that fade into pristine deep polished gold mirrors!

    Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet could not hold a candle to this artistic beauty!


    peacockcoins

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    MFeldMFeld Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Please do some detailed research and let us know if there’s a strong correlation between the number of words in his descriptions and the number of dollars his items bring.😉

    Mark Feld* of Heritage Auctions*Unless otherwise noted, my posts here represent my personal opinions.

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    FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,854 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I've come across this seller many times - their descriptions for cameo coins are just as funny.

    And the asking prices are double, sometimes triple what a similar coin would bring.

    Young Numismatist, Coin Photographer.

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    FrankHFrankH Posts: 773 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MFeld said:
    Please do some detailed research and let us know if there’s a strong correlation between the number of words in his descriptions and the number of dollars his items bring.😉

    Very, very, very, very, Very, very, very, very, Very, very, very, very, Very, very, very, very, nice example.
    :D

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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,732 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It reminds me of the modern commems and other clad coins that one member would heat in a frying pan and submit to PCGS over and over in an attempt to get them all certified. If I recall correctly, they all came out golden and took two or three submissions each to get into PCGS plastic. This was about two decades ago and then he got annoyed about some comment on the coins and left the boards. I suspect @braddick remembers that person, too.

    Thomas Bush Numismatics & Numismatic Photography

    In honor of the memory of Cpl. Michael E. Thompson

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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,116 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ^
    I do.
    If I recall, he actually got the complete set of modern commemoratives to grade. I wasn't aware it took multiple entries, though. I have often wondered where those coins are now.
    Admittedly, they were striking as the smooth, artistic golden sheen bounced off the reflective plated proof surfaces of the coin.
    ;)

    peacockcoins

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably a used car salesman when not listing coins..... Or has one of the writers from the TV coins sales shows writing the descriptions.... :D;) Cheers, RickO

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    amazing best offer price

    is there any way to discover what the 'accepted' price is on sold items?

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    U1chicagoU1chicago Posts: 5,609 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 23, 2022 1:13PM

    @davewesen said:
    amazing best offer price

    is there any way to discover what the 'accepted' price is on sold items?

    This is a free resource that I believe works:
    https://130point.com/sales/

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    Dave99BDave99B Posts: 8,362 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To quote the Bee Gees:

    'It's only words,
    and words are all I have,
    to take your heart away'.

    In this example, it should be:

    'It's only words,
    and words are all I have,
    to take your money away'.

    Dave

    Always looking for original, better date VF20-VF35 Barber quarters and halves, and a quality beer.
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    dunkleosteus430dunkleosteus430 Posts: 471 ✭✭✭✭

    I saw this seller all over the place when I was trying to find a nice 1964 proof Kennedy. They have lots of good stuff (NGC PR-69 star CAM Accented hair Kennedy, 1950 PR-69 CAM dime) but their asking prices are just way too high, even on relatively common coins. I'm surprised that they didn't mention the "Goosebump, Mount Everest contrast" on this "magnificent collector's coin."

    Young Numismatist

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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,853 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @U1chicago said:

    @davewesen said:
    amazing best offer price

    is there any way to discover what the 'accepted' price is on sold items?

    This is a free resource that I believe works:
    https://130point.com/sales/

    thanks, works

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    batumibatumi Posts: 797 ✭✭✭✭

    @braddick said:
    There is a golden-toned Ike for sale on eBay. It is NOT my coin or auction; I simply thought you would enjoy the auction description of this Ike:


    "The Screaming Deep Gold Chromatic Toned Eagle Has Landed"

    1972-S, Eisenhower Dollar, Proof 67, Cameo, dual-toned, absolute eye candy gem!

    While the fields on the Obverse of this "one of a kind" toned gem find... Are chrome-a-color deep plated in non-fading, reflective ultra-deep amber-gold mirrors! And trimmed around the edges with sunset oranges...Fields are overlaid with semi-transparent violets...

    The reverse of this artistic gem; is covered in a mixed matrix of pebble-style multi-colored 3-D toning that makes the reverse look like it's underwater!

    A perfect centerpiece to complete an Eisenhower dollar collection!

    And investment-grade coin that you can acquire with confidence... Protected with PCGS, NFC anti-counterfeiting technologies.


    The coin:


    Were there any used cars or horses in that listing?

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    Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Act now, and avoid future disappointment! Our phone lines are open!

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    BarberianBarberian Posts: 3,051 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me a bit of the "fleur-de-coin" guy.

    3 rim nicks away from Good

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