From the August 16 Numismatic News E-Letter
What’s the best deal you have ever gotten that made you feel a bit guilty?
Here are some answers sent in from our E-Newsletter readers.
Best deal? I don’t know if this qualifies, but an elderly patron of the bar I worked gave me an envelope that said 28 foreign coins. I didn’t have time to look at it then because it was so busy. It was the last time I saw her. One of the coins was an 1823 half-sovereign. There was also some Norwegian silver. The value of the envelope was over $500. The best tip I’ve ever gotten. I do, however, feel guilty about it. I never got the chance to thank her properly.
No best deal has ever made me feel guilty. It’s up to the seller to price items correctly, and not my job to tell him he’s cheating himself.
Receiving an entire world stamp collection- for free.
Name and address withheld
Iordered a platinum $25 MS-70 Eagle graded by NGC, for $129 on a ‘year-end’ clearance auction on television. When I received the coin it turned out to be a $50 MS-70 platinum eagle, of which the total quantity for that year were 230 total, I believe. It’s been awhile since I looked up the statistics, but it was either 203 or 230. I still have that coin too.