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Took a chance on an eBay item…1936 D 3 1/2 leg Buffalo. what are my odds? COIN RECEIVED

VetterVetter Posts: 789 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 26, 2023 1:03PM in U.S. Coin Forum

I saw this item from a seller with 1 positive feedback and other items for sale that I’m not sure they are what he has them listed at. I made an offer that was accepted and figured that eBay and my credit card would back me if it’s not. It’s scheduled to be delivered on Saturday so it’s a wait and see game. What do you think my odds are of getting what it was listed at?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/125728650597

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Silverman68, jfoot13, GAB, ricman, Smittys, scrapman1077, RyGuy, Connecticoin, Meltdown, VikingDude, Peaceman, Patches and more.

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    AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,537 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You'll get it.
    bob :)

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    LanceNewmanOCCLanceNewmanOCC Posts: 19,999 ✭✭✭✭✭

    not likely although the images do seem to be what they say it is.

    i'll cross my fingers the person doesn't send the other one they have listed that is not the 3.5 leg.

    i like auandag's optimism though!

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,507 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It looks it to me,fwiw. I hope it's right on for you

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    Interestingly seller does not accept returns. does this tell you anything?

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    spyglassdesignspyglassdesign Posts: 1,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Glen2022 said:
    Interestingly seller does not accept returns. does this tell you anything?

    Tells me nothing... All ebay sellers take returns whether we like to or not! 😅

    But I do know what you are saying. No returns can be a red flag at times. Let's just hope he doesn't have to do a SNAD on him.

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    Jzyskowski1Jzyskowski1 Posts: 6,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 23, 2023 4:13PM

    @spyglassdesign
    Absolutely. Returns are available and snad is actually a very handy thing. Ofcourse, not to be abused as an approval service. 🦫
    I’m inclined to think that the seller is obviously new and has yet to become wise in the “Ways of the Bay“. Perhaps there’s some comfort in thinking you can make your own rules but they shall learn 🙀

    🎶 shout shout, let it all out 🎶

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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,411 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 27, 2023 4:05PM

    Here's the Mintmark position. It sits up high, and almost touches the "E" in Cents.

    Yours looks good to go.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Crummy pics in the listing but based on the last one showing the key areas, it looks right.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    johnny010johnny010 Posts: 1,088 ✭✭✭✭✭

    99% you get it
    Joined November 2022
    Sold one item in December for $32
    Has nine items listed
    Has sold five total items
    One positive feedback

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    Glen2022Glen2022 Posts: 843 ✭✭✭✭

    is the "high D" a diagnostic for this variety?

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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I tend to agree that everyone starts somewhere. I'd add that the coin appears washed out but that could be crummy pictures. I hope this is his/her most valuable offering.

    Eighty-five percent sure you'll be reasonably pleased.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
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    vplite99vplite99 Posts: 1,182 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I know that everyone starts somewhere, but 0 or 1 feedback eBayers have been poison for me.

    I hope it works out for you, but you should be OK even if it's garbage, as a buyer

    Vplite99
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good luck... The pictures do look authentic... If that is the actual coin you get, I would say it is a winner. Cheers, RickO

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    OP should be fine regardless. Remember this is eBay, the world's largest free approval service.


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    seanqseanq Posts: 8,575 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good for you, from his other listings it looks like you bought a nice acorn from a blind squirrel, many of his other auctions are misattributed.

    Sean Reynolds

    Incomplete planchets wanted, especially Lincoln Cents & type coins.

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks good to me. Let us know the grade sometime. I think VG10, F12 area. Any thoughts?


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,851 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I figured you would get something as the wood background matched a previous sale of a $45 Barber. I was not and still am not sure you will get a straight grade, but you know more about Buffalos than me. I am happy you are happy.

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    RichieURichRichieURich Posts: 8,371 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Congrats on a nice find!

    An authorized PCGS dealer, and a contributor to the Red Book.

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    streeterstreeter Posts: 4,312 ✭✭✭✭✭

    F-15, maybe vf20.

    Real deal.
    Nice pickup. 36 three leggers are scarcer than the 37.

    Have a nice day
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    DollarAfterDollarDollarAfterDollar Posts: 3,214 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That looks like a legit coin and doesn't exhibit any cleaning in your pictures. They are very rare. Worth a bunch.

    If you do what you always did, you get what you always got.
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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    good luck.

    looks good

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,869 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Glad for you.
    Hope you continue your fortunate way!
    ;)

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like you scored a winner... Thanks for the follow-up. Let us know how it grades. Cheers, RickO

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @streeter said:
    F-15, maybe vf20.

    Real deal.
    Nice pickup. 36 three leggers are scarcer than the 37.

    Not enough horn for VF imo


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012
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    VetterVetter Posts: 789 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I just received grades back from NGC. Not too bad for a $400 investment.

    Members I have done business with:
    Silverman68, jfoot13, GAB, ricman, Smittys, scrapman1077, RyGuy, Connecticoin, Meltdown, VikingDude, Peaceman, Patches and more.
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    OAKSTAROAKSTAR Posts: 5,806 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice little pick! 👍🏻 👍🏻

    Disclaimer: I'm not a dealer, trader, grader, investor or professional numismatist. I'm just a hobbyist. (To protect me but mostly you! 🤣 )

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vetter Congratulations. Great find. Great grade. Quick grading also.
    Jim


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    BuffaloIronTailBuffaloIronTail Posts: 7,411 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You got a gift from NGC with a VF-25 grade. (looks no better than a VF-20 to me).

    But that's to your favor. Nice pick on a very scarce variety.

    Pete

    "I tell them there's no problems.....only solutions" - John Lennon
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    Eric_BabulaEric_Babula Posts: 413 ✭✭✭✭

    I was in the VG-8 to F-12 range, leaning toward VG-8. On my screen, I can't see the horn - hardly any at all. I thought you need to see a full horn for VF. Maybe you can see most/all of it, with the coin in hand.

    Good pickup and great grade, @Vetter! Congrats!

    Rocking my "shiny-object-syndrome"!!!

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    DCWDCW Posts: 6,973 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice score, and a very generous grade from NGC!

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    OnWithTheHuntOnWithTheHunt Posts: 1,175 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good going. Looked like the legger from the original (crappy) photos. I would have taken a chance on it too.

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    telephoto1telephoto1 Posts: 4,746 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great score but that grade is an early Xmas gift. B)


    RIP Mom- 1932-2012

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