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09 Sep 2015

Lincoln Cent 1955 DDO

Coins | Longstrider

I don't usually link to a web site, but this is crazy! Anyone that is a Lincoln Cent collector needs to see this. I've never seen anything like it. Remember, this auction was not over when I wrote this!


http://www.ebay.com/itm/291555635076?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Comments

Mike

Level 7

Sorry I missed this one. You understand. For me to many red flags. And you know what red flags tell me. Go away. Buy somewhere else. Just to be safe. Why not show the whole coin? I know you like auctions but I hope you went somewhere else. Mike

CoinLady

Level 6

I would not bid on this. Something like this, I'd want to deal with in person.

Mike

Level 7

This is why I stay away from auctions. There is a lot of deception in cases like this. I l so don't like the huge percent the buyer has to pay. The seller made the money. He can afford to pay the percentage.

MatthewP

Level 4

THOSE THINGS ARE RARE! HOPE YA FINA MORE! ITS A GOOD FIND!

ShriekenGriffon

Level 5

cool

numi613

Level 4

It's not even well done.

Joebear

Level 4

Caveat Emptor at all times, unfortunately.

VKurtB

Level 4

This is clearly an attempt to mislead. If you parse the listing VERY carefully, you will find nothing stated therein that is amiss, HOWEVER the clear intent to deceive the unwary drips from nearly all of this seller's listings. This seller has read P.T. Barnum's wit and witticisms. There is "sucker bait" added to a roll of ordinary everyday coins.

Longstrider

Level 6

It went for $2,576.00 Plus $0.99 shipping. Can't forget shipping.

LNCS

Level 5

Certainly not on original roll (the cent is damaged). I am sure the seller will make out fine.

user_7180

Level 5

It really is one of those "buyer beware" instances!

Numinerd9

Level 5

That's a tough one, Longstrider. I'm always very, very cautious about auctions like these, when you consider it's relatively easy to purchase a coin crimper machine - and finding the older-style bank wrappers to wrap coins in is not as difficult as we might all think. It's also fairly easy to open one end up and replace the end coin(s) with anything you want. (I'm not saying this is the case here, as I am not familiar with the seller, but c'mon. Really?! Lemme guess - people bidding on this lot are also the people who bid on those "OBW" cent rolls with a $2 1/2 gold coin on one end?) And did you notice in the listing they say it's a "Gem BU?" They either don't know how to grade anything, and/or are just trying to capitalize off the greed of a perceived opportunist. Furthermore, who's to say that it's a genuine coin anyway? There were numerous fakes that even found their way into circulation, contemporary to that roll. I'm hearing alarm bells and seeing red flags all over this lot; seems too good to be true, imho. CAVEAT EMPTOR, guys!! I promise not to be your competition for this one!

Longstrider

Level 6

I totally agree with you Numinerd9.

Kepi

Level 6

Wow!!! I just went to the auction link and this penny roll has 66 bidders! I would be love to be one who gets to unwrap it! : )

CMCC

Level 5

It ended with 75!

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