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CRHer700CRHer700 Posts: 421 ✭✭✭✭

Who is “Chris the Coin Sniper”, what does he do, why did he put a sticker on my half? It also says 1982, so maybe it was stickered at that time. I found this half in a box and it made me wonder, so I set it aside. Any answers would be appreciated.

Cheers, CRHer700 :mrgreen:


  • oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,809 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The first and only Chris I think of with the term "sniper" is Chris Kyle (RIP 02 Feb 2013)

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Speculation ...

    That sticker was printed well after 1982. Technology has come a long way and that wasn't it.

    "The Sniper of Coins", as the word "Sniper" appears to be used, was at least a decade and a half from our lexicon.

    My guess, a desk piece for while sniping on eBay in the earlier days ... by a guy named Chris, maybe born in 1982 ... which was used to flip to determine price or even entry of price at the very end of the auction.


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  • AlanSkiAlanSki Posts: 1,657 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2024 9:31PM

    Initial are CS. Sounds like Chris Simpson. He used to go by the name Cascade on CoinTalk. He used to talk about bid sniping on eBay.

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