MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

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michael
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MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

Post by michael » Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:00 pm

Cruising through the large cent section of ebay tonight I noticed the following offering:

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/1913-Canada-Cana ... 23333301a6

It looks like a great coin, the bid starts at about $10 with $10 shipping, which wouldn't be an overall high price if it really is an MS coin. Is there something about this coin that I'm missing? Why isn't it being bid on?

Usually on ebay, there are enough people that know what they're looking for that 'steals' like this might be don't get missed. And likewise, when something doesn't get bid on, there is a reason.

Or .... maybe it isn't really MS60 or better. At AU50, it wouldn't be worth $20.

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Re: MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

Post by Bill in Burl » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:46 am

From the photos I don't see much wear at all, but it's off color, as if been cleaned. There really aren't any Geo's that are worth much in AU+ and low MS.
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Re: MS-type coin on ebay - why no bids?

Post by michael » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:15 pm

I was wondering if it had been cleaned. Same with some other ones that look very shiny, but no good bids.

What is a normal original color, since I've only ever seen them in brown or black?

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