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Examine your non-slabbed coin purchases

I recently purchased several lots of Kennedy silver proofs on Ebay. Two of the purchases were clad. I showed one to my wife (not a numismatist), and asked her what she saw in the edge of the coin. She said its "orange". The seller accepted the return saying something about getting old.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    It should be an ingrained process to check all purchases closely. In the same way, as collectors, many of us have coins we have owned for many years. Those coins should be revisited and details checked, with our current level of knowledge/experience. Never know what may be hiding among that old collection.. sometimes treasure, sometimes not so good. Cheers, RickO

  • silverpopsilverpop Posts: 6,564 ✭✭✭✭✭

    see i don't use e-bay i buy from a company and i know just what i'm getting in the mail no guessing

  • BearlyHereBearlyHere Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭

    I've purchased 750 slabs without incident (except for the occasional wrong coin sent).

  • MFeldMFeld Posts: 11,081 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BearlyHere said:
    I've purchased 750 slabs without incident (except for the occasional wrong coin sent).

    Does that mean all 750 coins were to your liking?

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

  • BoloBolo Posts: 105 ✭✭✭✭

    Indeed. I just started slabbing coins I bought 20-30 years ago and sure enough, I got some surprises. 2 of my early coppers came back with detail grades (cleaned). Doh. Didn't notice that when I bought them, but its clear on the trueview...

    Oh well!

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