Benefactor kirispupis Posted December 28, 2022 · Benefactor Benefactor Share Posted December 28, 2022 Some time ago I was perusing listings on VCoins, when I came across an intriguing coin. The type is still uncommon (50 examples on ACSearch), but it used to be quite rare but I've noticed a number of examples from various auctions and sellers lately, leading me to believe there's been a hoard - and thus even though it's a low priority I've been tempted to grab one. However, what I found more intriguing was its attribution as a plate coin. The price seemed a bit too fair for a plate coin of such an uncommon issue, so I did a bit more research and found that the plate coin mentioned had sold at CNG a few years ago. A comparison of the images suggested they may be double die matches, but they were most definitely not the same coin. The details on the obverse were more worn and the reverse was slightly off center compared to the CNG coin. I didn't buy it because I felt it dishonest to list something as a plate coin when it wasn't. Someone else bought it soon after. This is a relatively new VCoins seller and is one of the smaller dealers. I've never transacted with them before, but AFAICT the other coins they list are genuine - though I haven't checked their attributions. They use a variety of different photo styles, which indicates to me that they're just re-listing coins/artifacts from other sellers. Their prices are reasonable, though. Do you think this is just laziness on the part of the seller, or should I be more worried and avoid them? I can understand a normal mis-attribution, but verifying a plate coin shouldn't be difficult. (Not posting the coin out of fairness to the seller) 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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