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www.ncscoin.com would have seen the most coins from a fire.
 
The information I am looking for concerns coloration, weight, any malformations, etc. I am going to get a picture of the coin in question and post it here in a couple of days. Hopefully y'all can help me out. Thank you.


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Two questions for the price of one!

I recently received a 1963 Franklin Half. It appears to be uncirculated. However, it feels lighter than other halves in my collection. Could just be me being paranoid. That being said, I am going to get an electronic scale to be certain. Also understand that counting the reeds is another detector in finding counterfeits. How does one do this? My hands shake from all my meds, can someone offer an easy method?

Secondly on the 2006 Anniversary Set I noticed the uncirculated coin carries the "W" mint mark. Do not recall this on the other two I have that are not from the Anniversary sets. Was this only for these special sets?
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I recently ordered 75 of the 2006 W Burnished Silver Eagles from Littleton for $28.50 each, and they called me back later to state that they could not honor my order. They stated that they did not have enough in their inventory to cover my order and that when they went out to purchase more, they realized that they price had increased. As a gesture of good faith, they stated that they would honor the price of $28.50 on 5 coins. I later sent them a letter stating that I was completely displeased with how they were handling my situation and asked them to honor the original order.

I am not that familiar with the retail laws, but since they accepted my order, shouldn't they have to honor it? What courses of action can I take if they refuse to fulfill my order (Better Business Bureau, their State Attorney General, etc...)?

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I read somewhere in the last couple of days that in 1998, I believe, the gov't tried to levy sales taxes in California on coin transactions.  I understand the effort was defeated. However, I see sellers stating a buyer in CA has to pay 8.25%sales tax.
Do you have the answer?
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Originally posted by wkavanaugh wkavanaugh wrote:

I recently ordered 75 of the 2006 W Burnished Silver Eagles from Littleton for $28.50 each, and they called me back later to state that they could not honor my order. They stated that they did not have enough in their inventory to cover my order and that when they went out to purchase more, they realized that they price had increased. As a gesture of good faith, they stated that they would honor the price of $28.50 on 5 coins. I later sent them a letter stating that I was completely displeased with how they were handling my situation and asked them to honor the original order.

I am not that familiar with the retail laws, but since they accepted my order, shouldn't they have to honor it? What courses of action can I take if they refuse to fulfill my order (Better Business Bureau, their State Attorney General, etc...)?

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Littleton kind of got caught with their pants down on this one. They published a sales offer but they made a mistake, they offered it for much too little. Word of this quickly spread over the internet and Littleton was overwhelmed with orders.  They changed the offering on their web site within hours, but it was too late. I doubt if we will ever know exactly how many orders, but you can be sure it was far more than they could ever fulfill.
 
Nonetheless, they are filling a great many of these orders at the offered price in an effort to honor their name. I have no love for Littleton, but I must give them credit for making an honest effort. It is costing them a great deal to do so.
 
Now then, if I were you I would accept the the 5 coins they offered you and let it go at that - count your blessings. Yes there are laws about deceptive advertising. But there are also laws that about mistakes made in advertising print - they happen, and the courts allow for it and decide in favor of the company - every time. So for you to pursue it, would be a waste of your time and effort.
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Originally posted by danlin90650 danlin90650 wrote:

I read somewhere in the last couple of days that in 1998, I believe, the gov't tried to levy sales taxes in California on coin transactions.  I understand the effort was defeated. However, I see sellers stating a buyer in CA has to pay 8.25%sales tax.
Do you have the answer?
 
 
In California, sales on coins under $1000 are taxed. Sales on coins over $1000 are not taxed.
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Originally posted by BigRod BigRod wrote:

Two questions for the price of one!

I recently received a 1963 Franklin Half. It appears to be uncirculated. However, it feels lighter than other halves in my collection. Could just be me being paranoid. That being said, I am going to get an electronic scale to be certain. Also understand that counting the reeds is another detector in finding counterfeits. How does one do this? My hands shake from all my meds, can someone offer an easy method?

Secondly on the 2006 Anniversary Set I noticed the uncirculated coin carries the "W" mint mark. Do not recall this on the other two I have that are not from the Anniversary sets. Was this only for these special sets?


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Originally posted by BigRod BigRod wrote:

Originally posted by BigRod BigRod wrote:



I recently received a 1963 Franklin Half. It appears to be uncirculated. However, it feels lighter than other halves in my collection. Could just be me being paranoid. That being said, I am going to get an electronic scale to be certain. Also understand that counting the reeds is another detector in finding counterfeits. How does one do this? My hands shake from all my meds, can someone offer an easy method?


Still would like an answer to the highlighted text.
 
 
Another option would be to take the coin to a jewelry store and ask them to weigh it for you. They usually will and they have very accurate scales.
 
Now for counting the reeds, that's a bit tougher. Best suggestion would be to ask someone else to do it for you as it can be difficult. But you can try this as well.
 
Get yourself a toothpick. Lay the coin on a flat surface, then using the pick gently so as not to scratch the coin, place it against the reeding at any given spot - make note of where this spot is in relation to a device feature. Then lightly pull the pick across the reeding, and instead of counting the reeds with your eyes, count them by feeling them as the pick bumps across each one. When you get back to the starting point - you're done.
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Need some advice.  I recently posted on the Error forum about a South Dakota quarter (error) I found.  Not getting much response.  What should I do to get the nagging gut feeling thing out of my system.  What pushes me is that I have 13 of these from a mint roll.  What should I do to get someone to tell me what I have, or don't have.   The error is not a gouge, but just the opposite - it looks like a wheat "ear" like on the reverse. 

The pic I posted is not the best.  What would you do???
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