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$140,000 sounds high, but still amusing!

MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

I found this adorable letter when cleaning out my files today. It didn't make the cut this time, but thought I'd share it here before sending it to the shredder.

Andy Lustig

Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.

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  • CryptoCrypto Posts: 3,381 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 5, 2017 1:25PM

    Worth (the same as) every penny

  • sellitstoresellitstore Posts: 2,469 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't like being put in the role of "ruthless dream crusher" either, but it comes with the job of numismatist.

    Collector and dealer in obsolete currency. Always buying all obsolete bank notes and scrip.
  • AUandAGAUandAG Posts: 24,531 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And you did not jump on that opportunity???? Ah, c'mon Andy!

    bob :)

    Registry: CC lowballs (boblindstrom), bobinvegas1989@yahoo.com
  • TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    WHAT?

    You didn't buy it?

    Or did you?

    Seems to be a steal at that price

    Frank

    BHNC #203

  • TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,827 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Andy. I will refer all future questions to you. You can put them in your file , as needed.

  • gonzergonzer Posts: 2,989 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Whoever it was is probably still going outside and checking their mailbox for a reply.

  • ColonialcoinColonialcoin Posts: 624 ✭✭✭✭

    Some "friend"!

  • WillieBoyd2WillieBoyd2 Posts: 5,036 ✭✭✭✭✭

    When did you receive it?

    :)

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  • TommyTypeTommyType Posts: 4,586 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Kind of makes you wonder where the $140k number came from....

    Was it based on a recent (at that time) sale of something else?

    Did they say to themselves...."I bet I could get $150k, but I don't want to be greedy. $140k....yeah, that's the number." :)

    Easily distracted Type Collector
  • MrEurekaMrEureka Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @gonzer said:
    Whoever it was is probably still going outside and checking their mailbox for a reply.

    I think I replied. I certainly meant to. The letter seemed like it was written by a very sincere 10 year old, and they deserved an answer.

    Andy Lustig

    Doggedly collecting coins of the Central American Republic.

    Visit the Society of US Pattern Collectors at USPatterns.com.
  • GreeniejrGreeniejr Posts: 1,321 ✭✭✭

    Andy I agree with you that it was likely a curious child. The only other option would be that it was from a mentally ill adult and more than likely they would send the coin to you insured for the 140k. Capthenway tells stories about things like that from when he was at ANACS.

  • Coin FinderCoin Finder Posts: 6,952 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Why coin dealers drink part MMXl".......

  • ECHOESECHOES Posts: 2,974 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @MrEureka said:

    @gonzer said:
    Whoever it was is probably still going outside and checking their mailbox for a reply.

    I think I replied. I certainly meant to. The letter seemed like it was written by a very sincere 10 year old, and they deserved an answer.

    Thanks for sharing....

    ~HABE FIDUCIAM IN DOMINO III V VI / III XVI~
    POST NUBILA PHOEBUS / AFTER CLOUDS, SUN
    Love for Music / Collector of Dreck
  • garrynotgarrynot Posts: 1,874 ✭✭✭

    The same stories are posted on Facebook now every day.

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The writing and phraseology lead me to believe it is not a ten year old....It may indeed be an 'honest' inquiry, but not having a telephone or email address, and yet, 'I can give you a call back....' is strange. I would give them an answer, but it would stipulate viewing the coin prior to any decision... and, I am sure, the ensuing evaluation would be bad news for the writer. Cheers, RickO

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