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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 05:54 pm
don't trvst anyone

Met a guy today with a Peace dollar to sell. Usually I don't arrange meetings for just one coin, but this one was a date I've been looking for awhile. We met at the McDonalds near my house, younger guy, shaved head, heavyset. He described how he was selling the coins in his late father's deposit box because he needed some cash, and that he'd found this "error coin" and was excited about selling it. He brought it out, I looked at it for a minute.

"What's the error?" I asked.

"Right there, man. There's a V in the word TRUST where the U should be."

I paused a minute. "Well ... I don't think that's an error. This series, this design, they're actually all like that."

He winced and cocked his head, decided that he didn't believe me, and explained that two coin shops had already appraised his error coin at over two hundred, picked his stuff up and left.

Here's what a Peace dollar (actually, every Peace dollar) looks like:


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glowing_fish
glowing_fish
Matthew Harris
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)

I like hearing tales from your shady lifestyle.


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)

Well then he should sell it to those guys for $200. :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Friday, March 23rd, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)

He won't get anywhere close to 200. The coin he had retails for 30-50. A mint error on a coin adds a premium, which is why he was excited, and why he was upset when I told him it wasn't an error coin.


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