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seateddime
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September 14th, 2014, 8:15 pm #91

In an unexpected purchase I was able to buy a nice 1878 CC dime in MS64+ NGC/CAC with some very nice toning. It was a type I which I do far prefer. If crossed over it will make a nice addition to the PCGS set and if not still a nice colorful example with a green bean.
[url=mailto:jason@seated.org]jason@seated.org[/url] 
Buying the finest dimes I can locate and XF/AU Quarters I need. Also seeking to upgrade many half dimes and need some better dates in XF+ PCGS or NGC.
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tbarreca
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October 3rd, 2014, 8:37 pm #92

The last time I picked two Fortin Top 100 dimes within a few weeks of each other was in October of 2010. That time, it was 2 40-O Med. Os. But this time it's these darn 42s with Obv. Rim Cud. I let it go because of the obverse dings on Ms. Liberty's right thigh and across the center of her torso. Otherwise, it looks like a decent coin, though it may have been cleaned, I think.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1842-liberty-se ... 1534767526
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John Okerson
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October 4th, 2014, 7:57 am #93

  You sure seeem to do better than most anyone else with eBay purchases!  Congrats for many years worth of doing so!

John Okerson
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tbarreca
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October 5th, 2014, 4:28 pm #94

Thanks, John.  Very nice of you to say. 
Unfortunately, buying on EBay, like most other things in life, is a skill that must be learned.  And like many other types of education, there is tuition that must be paid, though in this case, it's paid by making mistakes that one hopes one can learn from. 
Last calendar year, I probably bought 7 or 8 dimes on EBay and if memory serves, I returned all but one of them.  Over the years, I probably ended up keeping several dogs, for one reason or another.
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John Okerson
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October 6th, 2014, 5:39 pm #95

 I buy coins which are duplicates from time to time.  Usually not intentionally though.  If I get a coin I deem desireable and at a favorable price, then I am happy, particularly if the seller is closing out the coin in question.  What I find unusual is when I TRY to resell some of my excess at out local coin club meeting, folks skip over my Bust and Seated coins and buy modern stuff instead.  I am certain that price is some of it, but I have seen bid like crazy on AG Bust dimes but not express any interest with VG+ to VF+ ones.  Go figure!

 Thanks for the reply Tony.
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drbrummer
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October 27th, 2016, 8:17 pm #96

It has been awhile but this thread is certainly still relevant today. Wanted to share a nice find as proof that ebay isn't entirely junk these days.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/391603523529?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

With this coin in hand, it appears to have been dipped, and without perfect surfaces, yet I think it still would have a good chance of grading, possibly as high as AU-58. What an amazing die state with very clear definition! What do the rest of you think?
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John Okerson
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October 27th, 2016, 9:47 pm #97

The picture is very small. Do you plan to send it for TPG then? If you think it has been dipped and that it has imperfect pieces, if you get a straight grade, you should be very happy indeed. Good luck.
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