What happens when a knowledgable numismatist drops $200 on a graded silver coin “mystery box” on eBay?
You’re about to find out.
CoinWeek editor Charles Morgan couldn’t resist the opportunity to take a shot at a 20-coin lot of NGC- and PCGS-graded silver coins, containing what the seller promised would be three silver dimes, 15 silver quarters, and two silver half dollars (with some of the coins being in Mint State).
At $199.90 for the box, he’d have to average $10 a coin to break even.
Did he do it? Not even close – which goes to show that you should always temper your expectations when you’re buying blind coin lots. Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.
Sometimes you go bust!
* * *
Copyright ©2019 CoinWeek, LLC
More news and videos about coin collecting at CoinWeek.com.