Notification of Shipping
Dear Valued Customer:
Thank you for bidding in my auction or ordering from my website or ads! The above order was processed today and will ship on or about the next business day. Please Note:  I have been down with a severe viral infection for weeks and am just now catching up.  I apologize for any delays that may have caused some of my customers.
  eBay buyers, please note that we leave feedback to all that leave it for us.
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter
eBay: koinpro
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907
Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:http://www.koinpro.com/
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Error-Variety Coins, Books, Supplies For Sale

Hi Again,
I thought you might be interested to know that we have web pages full of error-variety coins and books for sale.
The error-variety coins can be found here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/ErrorVarietyList.htm
While the books are here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/books.htm
Thanks for looking!
Ken

How To Order


Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges before bidding in any auctions or sending payments.  All international shipments must be insured.  Most international orders start at about $17 and work their way up depending on weight and value.
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!

Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Hi-Quality Rare Coin Reproductions For Sale
Learn How To Get A Rebate On eBay Purchases!

Hi Again,
I thought you might like to visit our web page showing all of our Rare-Coin-Reproductions for sale.  While we appreciate you bidding in out eBay auctions, the benefit of ordering direct from us is that you can often find the items you need at prices below what they may eventually be driven up to in our eBay auctions!  You will also find many obscure items there, including errors, trial strikes, patterns, off metal strikes, special finish strikings; most in limited issue with mintages as low as 20 pieces made!  Additionally, you will find some items a bit cheaper on our web site than our buy-it-now prices on eBay.  This is a direct reflection of lower overhead to do business from our web site vs. eBay (we spend about $30 a month to maintain our web site contrasted to about $800 to $1200 a month to do business on eBay).
Generally speaking, to help partially defray the cost of doing business on eBay, we start some items out at the same as our web site prices with a buy-it-now price that is a bit higher than our web site price.  This is not true of all items but it is on  enough of them to pay for you to go in and look and see if you can buy "now" cheaper from our web site the next time you see us offering a repro up on eBay. 
But even on the items you have already won it may pay to go in and look!  Here is an offer you can not beat.  If you win one or more of our auctions using the buy-it-now feature and then find the exact same item on our web site for less, we offer to rebate the difference in price on your next order taken directly from our web page (or our national advertisements) for rare-coin-reproductions of $50 or more.   Thus, if you use the buy-it-now feature to but five Lincoln Cent repros at $14.50 each and find you could have bought them from our web site for $12.50 each you will receive a $10 credit that may be used toward any purchase of $50 or more in additional reproductions.  Rebates do not apply to items that have been run up in price by bidding nor do they apply to similar items on our web site.  It must be an item won using the buy-it-now feature and it must be the exact item as on our web site.  The offer to rebate any item ends 30 days after it was won.  Rebates also only apply to standard items and not to errors, trial strikes, mules, off metal striking, special finishes in low mintages, etc.

To visit out site go here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/Repros.htm
Thanks for looking!
Ken Potter
ROM Director of eBay & International Sales


Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907

Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
AOL Users Click here:
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http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Hi-Quality Rare Coin Reproductions For Sale

Hi Again,
I thought you might like to visit our web page showing all of our Gallery Mint and ROM Rare-Coin-Reproductions for sale. While we appreciate you bidding in out eBay auctions, the benefit of ordering direct from us is that you can often find the items you need at prices below what they may eventually be driven up to in our eBay auctions! You will also find many obscure items there, including errors, trial strikes, patterns, off metal strikes, special finish strikings; most in limited issue with mintages as low as 20 pieces made! Additionally, you will find some items a bit cheaper on our web site than our buy-it-now prices on eBay. This is a direct reflection of lower overhead to do business from our web site vs. eBay (we spend about $30 a month to maintain our web site contrasted to about $800 to $1200 a month to do business on eBay).

To visit out site go here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/Repros.htm 
Thanks for looking!
Ken Potter
ROM Director of eBay & International Sales

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Coins, Silver Rounds, Silver Bars, etc., For Sale

Hi Again,
  I thought you may be interested on looking at our selection of world coins and/or topical silver bars, rounds and medals including many military, personalities such as John Wayne, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe (and other risqué themes); sports, animals, politics, music, etc.
  The topical silver rounds, bars and medals can be seen here:
  http://koinpro.tripod.com/ExonumiaList.htm
  Coins can be seen here:
  http://koinpro.tripod.com/WorldCoins/World_Coins_Page.htm
  Thanks for looking!
  Ken
  
   

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Adult Theme Coins-Medals-Bars, Poker Coins, Brothel Tokens, Risqué Or Tasteless Fun

Hi Again,
You many want to check out our website for other offerings similar to your current purchase that may be of interest to you. If you have purchased an item from us on eBay you will see that it will often pay to check our website first as we can sell some items there cheaper than on eBay due to the lower cost of doing business. We have the Zodiac Beauties, Lunar Beauties, Zodiac "Heart Shaped" Beauties, various Marilyn Monroe medals and bars and the Dr. Peeper's 12 Month "Physical Fitness" Program Series of bars, etc., for sale here> http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/AdultPages.htm  
Also check out our risqué types of Poker Coins here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/PokerCoins.htm 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter
PS: Check out all of our offerings here: www.koinpro.com 

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Other Topical Coins And Bars For Sale

Hello,
We have many other topical coins and bars here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/ExonumiaList.htm
More adult theme coins/bars here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/AdultPagesEnterPage.htm
Thank you!
Ken

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Betty Boop Items For Sale

Hi Again,
You may be interested in looking over out Betty Boop page here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BettyBoopOffers.htm 
Thank you!
Ken

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Simpsons Coins For Sale

Hi Again,

We have many other Simpsons coins. You may be interested in looking over our offerings here:
The Simpsons Coins
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/SimpsonsCoinsForSale.htm

Thank you!
Ken

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Peanuts Coins For Sale

Hi Again,

We have many other Peanuts coins. You may be interested in looking over our offerings here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/PeanutsCoins.htm
You might also find our selection of Simpsons coins of interest here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/SimpsonsCoinsForSale.htm

Thank you!
Ken Potter

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Sealand Coins For Sale

Hi Again,

We have many other Sealand coins. You may be interested in looking over our offerings here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/WorldCoins/Sealand_Coin_Offers.htm 
We also have many other world coins here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/WorldCoins/World_Coins_Page.htm 
If your interest is in topicals you may also want to check our offerings of medals, silver bars, etc., here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/ExonumiaList.htm 

Thank you!
Ken

How To Order



Dear Customer,
You may pay by sending a check or money order to the address below or with PayPal directed to my account under this email address at http://www.paypal.com/ or call me at the phone number below to use a credit card (after 4:30 PM EST).  You can try calling the cell phone earlier or on weekends at 313-268-3280.
Please include shipping charges with all orders.  Domestic (USA) orders from the website go here: http://www.koinpro.com/ to find the appropriate shipping charges. All domestic orders include insurance in the fees. International orders add $5.00 postage for one coin plus $8.50 if insurance if desired.  All uninsured packages go at the buyer's risk of loss. 
International buyers please contact me for exact charges when involving heavy items such as coin sets, larger than average coins, books or any orders involving two or more coins.  All international shipments valued over $75.00 must be insured. 
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site:http://www.koinpro.com/

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Examination Services

The coin you inquired about is impossible to access without examination. I will view images prior to physical submission but do not send them as attached files. To post images requiring no particular expertise go here:
http://pacific.photoisland.com. For physical submissions go here: http://koinpro.tripod.com/exams.htm
Visit my Educational Image Gallery if your coin exhibits doubling, here: http://koinpro.tripod.com/educationalimagegallery.htm
Ken Potter, P.O. Box 760232, Lathrup Village, MI 48076, (313)255-8907
Visit our website for thousands of Error-Variety Coins, Rare Bars, Medals, Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies & US Defaced Coinage Dies by going here: http://koinpro.tripod.com
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How Much Is It Worth? / Heads & Tails Coins

 

Dear Collector:
Your inquiry can be answered in one of the following replies:
In Regard to Pricing: Go here:
http://www.pcgs.com/prices/
For info on double-headed coins or other mismatches go here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/Articles/TwoHeadedCoins.htm
To buy double-headed novelty coins go here:
http://www.jakesmp.com/NN_2_Headed_Coins.htm

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907
Visit Our Error-Variety Coin Site by Going here:
Ken Potter'sVarietyVaultHome
Who is Ken Potter


Simpsons

Hello,
As a buyer of a Simpsons coin (or set) I thought you might like to know about all the various types that we have.  They can be found here:

http://koinpro.tripod.com/BarsMedalsRounds/SimpsonsCoinsForSale.htm

Sincerely yours,
Ken

Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907

Visit our updated Website for thousands of Coins, Betty Boop Memorabilia, Error-Variety Coins, Rare Silver Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, Information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
www.koinpro.com
AOL Users Click here:
Visit Our Ebay Auctions here:
http://members.ebay.com/aboutme/koinpro/


Feedback Policy #1

Hi Rick,
I'm sorry but I just don't do that way nor will I under any circumstances. There are just too many deadbeats that don't reciprocate when a seller gives it first. I used to spend hours sending it to everybody only to find out that only half would return it. That forced me to reevaluate the situation and start only giving it only to those who gave it to me first. At that point the number of folks leaving it for me increased dramatically. Why should I spend three hours a week sending positive feedback to folks when only half will return it?
More importantly, a transaction in simply not over at the time you pay. It is not over until you have received the coin(s) and indicate that you are happy with them (and my service) and that the transaction is complete (or once the time allowed for a return has elapsed). What happens if at the time you pay -- I send you positive feedback and then you return the coin all fingerprinted up or worse yet -- scratched, etc., and demand a refund? This has happened to me and I was forced to refund the coins knowing the buyer would send me negative feedback if I didn't (with the knowledge that I could not do the same to him because I had already sent him positive feedback). Was the transaction "positive" for me? Was it over at the time he paid? The answer to both is no.
Now, I did notice that you have only a 100 feedback rating. That suggests to me that you may be fairly new at this. A friendly suggestion to you is to be far more careful than you are right now. If you are a seller and sending positive feedbacks before the transactions are truly over -- you are making a mistake that will eventually cost you. At some point somebody is going to be just a bit upset with you. It may not be your fault at all but the fault of the post office in sidetracking mail (that could take two or three weeks to get to the customer) and if a disgruntled customer catches wind that you have already left him positive feedback and that you can no longer respond to him via that forum negatively -- could hit you with a negative for something not your fault at all. Also -- again, how do you send a customer a negative feedback it the transaction does end up that way in the end and you've already sent a positive feedback prematurely?
I'd be happy to send you feedback once the transaction is over but not until then and not until I as the seller receive it first (nothing personal but I use the feedback list as my source of who to return it to). BTW -- I send it first when I am the buyer once the item comes in and I am happy so it is a fair two-way street. If my policies means I lose future business from you -- then it will just have to be that way. In all due respect, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter


Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907

Visit our updated Website for thousands of Error-Variety Coins, Rare Bars-Medals-Rounds, Rare-Coin-Reproductions, Books & Supplies, U.S. Defaced Coinage Dies, information on Examination Services and an Educational Image Gallery by going here:
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Feedback Policy #2



I'm very sorry that you read it that way but you have misunderstood the intent of that statement. Nowhere does it suggest that you will get a negative from me if you do not leave me a positive or if you leave me anything other than a positive. Nor is meant to "extort" an undeserved positive out of you. What it means is that I only leave positive feedback for those who leave it for me first and little more than that.
To explain: there are just too many deadbeats that don't reciprocate when a seller gives feedback first. I used to spend hours sending it to everybody only to find out that only half would return it. That forced me to reevaluate the situation and start only giving it only to those who gave it to me first. At that point the number of folks leaving it for me increased dramatically.
I also came to the realization that the transaction is not truly over until the customer receives the product and indicates he/she is keeping the item or returns it (and feedback is left if it is going to be left by that buyer). Since returns are extremely rare around here, it is the customer who really finalizes the transaction 99.9% of the time. As such, I cannot state that a transaction is positive or negative until it is over and this is most easily facilitated via the customer leaving feedback (which is all I am saying here). My statement tries to promote the concept of the customer leaving the feedback first (within the limited number of characters allowed in my automated AOL Signature).
In reviewing my statement I can see how it could be misinterpreted in the manner you took it but I must say that it has been sent to thousands of my eBay buyers for several years without apparently being taken that way by anybody else except one other customer (that I know of).
Also, it is pretty straightforward and factual when you stop an analyze it further. The fact is, even if you are a troublesome customer and then eventually and end up leaving me positive feedback -- I will almost always do the same for you (unless you defraud or steal from me at which point I think it can be left unsaid that you will get less than a positive from me no matter what you leave me).
I fully realize that some folks do not read the terms of sale or realize that their checks must clear first before shipping or that folks get antsy when the post office is slow to deliver, or that they may just have a bad day, etc. I make allowances for that (when they become troublesome because of such factors) and will leave positive feedback for those persons if they leave it for me even under those circumstance. I like to think that my statement conveys that message.
An example: one fellow sent his check to me but to the wrong address and jumped all over me for days until it was returned to him and he resent it. The experience was "less than positive" for me but I realize it was an isolated incident and that the customer probably learned something by it, so I returned positive feedback to him as a gesture of goodwill. It creates closure to a situation that may have been particularly embarrassing to the customer and when you make such a gesture to folks like this, they often become your best customers.
Another example: Back in September of last year, I shipped 80 packages out of my local post office, the day before a holiday, that all got stuck in a sack at the main office and not found for about two weeks before they finally started delivering them. I was walking on eggshells for weeks trying to explain to folks that their packages were indeed shipped and that the post office stated they should allow more time for them to show up. I had a surprising number of understanding customers but at least five or six were completely unsympathetic to the point of calling me a thief and giving me earlier deadlines than allowed by the post office or could even be honored since I could only confirm nondelivery and start insurance collections after 30 days. In the end everybody got their packages and when they realized that all I had stated was true -- I received nothing but positive feedbacks. Even those less-than-positive persons that caused me a lot of pain by suggesting that I was no less than a "thief" (privately) received positive feedback if they left it for me. That is simply the way I do it and that is what the intent of my statement is meant to largely convey.
On the other hand, I cannot state that I will leave positive feedback for those who leave me negative feedback. It is fully possible that I will, but it is just as likely that I will not. I think my lack of mentioning on how I will react to less than positive feedback is implied and does not need to be stated. I think that most folks assume that if one party in a transaction was affected negatively, (or perceives it that way), that the other may have been too, and that each and every case must be handled on a case-by-case basis.
Every dealer is different (some are fly-by-nights and others have been around for decades) so I can only speak for myself. In my experiences so far, I have found that all five persons who left negative feedback for me where in fact wrong in their reasons for doing it and fully deserved getting a negative in return, (which in fact is what they all got), for the problems they caused by not reading the terms of sale and/or following eBay's rules in leaving negative feedback. They did not get a negative just because they left it for me -- they got it because they fully deserved it.
In one case, a book got lost in the mail and a lady in Texas emailed me stating it had not arrived. I responded telling her she had not exercised the Priority Mail Option offered in the terms of sale and that it was shipped "book rate" and more time was needed to see if the book arrived and if it did not I'd send another. She quickly followed up with a couple more messages with no apparent sign that she was receiving my return emails. Before I could attempt to even investigate contacting her via other means, she decided to leave negative feedback. She did not call me or try to contact me in any other manner as suggested by eBay before leaving a negative. When a later message from her came to me via Square Trade she included a phone number (as suggested by Square Trade). I called and she was out but I talked to her daughter who indicated that her mother was having problems with her email and not receiving all her messages. Later, after I confronted her with this, the woman emailed me again (through Square Trade) and acknowledged the fact she was having problems receiving email but told me I should have called her by phone earlier to resolve the problem (even though she had never provided a phone number earlier and it was far too early for me to have even ascertained that she was not receiving all her mail by the time she left the negative feedback -- at that point I was just starting to suspect it). The woman, knowing fully that she was having problems with her mail server, sent me negative feedback anyway. In my opinion, she deserved it back for not following eBay rules and for making the transaction a truly negative one for me.
Another fellow from China ordered a medal and did not pay for it in it's entirely (he forgot to include postage to China which could have been as high as $15 or so depending on what kind of service he wanted). He was sent an email telling him how much the balance was that he owed (for a basic mailing with an option to upgrade) and why. He too had problems with his email server and ultimately left me negative feedback with a statement that I was a "fraud" (or something like that) for not delivering the product even though I had sent him several messages over a two week period asking for the balance due. His actions were thoughtless, (simple logic would tell you that a person with as many positive feedbacks as I have, and who has been in business for 30 years is not a "fraud)," and he did not follow eBay rules on leaving negative feedback. Since he showed a lack of concern to the seller and didn't seem to care about just how reckless his false statements were, I responded to the less-than-desirable negative experience with a negative feedback with an explanation that he had not paid in full and was not responding to requests to pay.
Yet another person sent a check and immediately started sending Instant Messages (IM) to me a day after the check went out asking if it has arrived yet. I explained that mail that is sent in and around holidays is often slow and that it would take time to fill his order even after if arrived and that I would contact him as soon as it was processed (and I directed him read the terms of sale that he agreed to when he bid to remind him that checks must clear and what the average time is that it takes us to fill an order). Nonetheless, he continued to IM me every day with threatening messages, to leave negative feedback, to contact all my business and club associations with negative letters about me, to contact the Postmaster General and state I was deliberately withholding his order, etc. When his check finally arrived a few days later he was told it would take five days for his check to clear, (at that point I had no reason to trust him), and that the product would not be shipped until then. He became indignant and demanded that the item be shipped immediately and then left me negative feedback telling me that "I had earned it." I responded in a like manner since it had truly been a very negative experience up to that point (in fact, he was the most offensive customer I've had in 30 years of business). Afterward, he offered to have the negative feedback removed if I agreed to have it removed for him -- to which I agreed. After the five days passed for the check to clear, his package was shipped on a Friday and he was sent an email notice of such. He then started calling my home the very next day and using offensive language to both my wife and I and asking where the item was. On the second day of his offensive calls I decided there was no way I was going to follow-through with the negative feedback removal process he had started. Needless to say, he deserved negative feedback, and when Square Trade asked for me to proceed with the removal of the negative feedbacks, I declined.
Those are three examples of the five folks that gave me negative feedback and all five were of the same type of character -- pushy and too fast to give negative feedback were it was not warranted and they were the cause of all their own problems.
Still another reason for me not stating anything other than I will return positive feedback for positive feedback is because I may not give feedback at all if it is other than a positive that I receive.
To explain: In one isolated instance, I had a dealing that was less than positive but not quite negative where I wasn't quite sure of what to leave the person. In this case, the buyer did not read the full description (or for other reasons just didn't know what to expect) and received items with attributes other than what he hoped for. He perceived the experience as a "neutral" for him so he left me a "neutral." In assessing the situation I wondered how he misinterpreted my statements but I could see how it was possible if he was unfamiliar with United States coins of the era. In his case he purchased several Royal Oak Mint Large Cent reproductions, where there was a standardized statement at the end of the description saying that ROM's repros were struck to the "exact size" of the genuine items "within reasonable tolerances." However, the United States Large Cents that he ordered were of dates struck during an era when no two coins were exactly the same (in diameter) due to the lack of a restraining collar so the "exact-size" for these specific coins had to be given greater latitude than one would give for their more modern counterparts. All that was fully explained in the description giving the particulars of those specific coins as they were stated to be struck in a like manner to the production methods of the era to exhibit the "flow patterns" and variations in size and positioning that one could expect on the genuine coins.
When the fellow then tried to fit the coins into his precut album (made to fit a mixed assortment of various US coins) and found that those were a bit too large to easily fit, he decided to leave me a neutral feedback for all three of them. In a way I could see his point because one of my statements (which is in our template used for all the ROM Repros) states they are "exact size within reasonable tolerances" and this could lead the buyer to assume that every coin should always fit into precut albums.
What he did not realize is that there are cases when even the genuine items of that era do not always fit (due to their characteristic variances in size) and that the precut albums (that can not possibly be cut to facilitate this variance) will be cut toward the smaller end of those tolerances (so that a sloppy fit is avoided) and that coins that are a bit larger need to have the holes in the albums "worked" to make the coins fit. While he has been the only one that did not seem to realize that so far, I still decided to not leave him any feedback at all because I was not too sure whether he deserved a positive (since he did keep the coins) or a neutral for not reading the description in full and acting in a less-than-positive manner without some prior form of communication with me that would have educated him in what he should have expected, based on the description given, and how to easily modify his album without doing any harm to it, before leaving feedback. In this case, my policy is: if you are not sure of what to say and have nothing particularly good to say, it is best to say nothing at all.
Finally, the fact is, an eBay participant's final conclusions on the merits of a transaction cannot be completely assessed until both feedbacks come in. If you stop to think about it, the buyer may indeed be convinced that he/she did everything flawlessly and be deserving of a positive feedback but decide the seller was less than ideal in the time it took to fill the order (just as an example) and decide to leave him/her something less than a positive feedback. Now, if the buyer sent in the order sometime during (or just before) the holidays (again -- just as an example) and the seller goes on a short three or four day vacation and it is clearly stated in the terms of sale that the seller will often do this during holidays and that buyer should expect delays during these periods -- the buyer may still get upset that it took 10-15 days for a check to clear (because it is an out-of-state check and because of back-to-back holidays and the fact the seller is out-of-town for several days, etc.) and that it took several days beyond that to fill the order and ship it. Now, the buyer thinks he/she did everything right, but did not read the seller's terms of sale fully, and decides out of frustration that it took way to long for the seller to fill the order and leaves a neutral or negative feedback for him.
At this point: was it a positive transaction for the seller? Of course not. The seller knows the buyer did not read the terms of sale, or take the time to calculate the number of actual business days to determine about when would be a reasonable time to expect the item to ship and be received. The seller also knows that the buyer has recklessly and thoughtlessly left a less-than-positive feedback that was undeserved. Even though the seller did everything flawlessly and exactly as promised, the buyer perceives it as less-than-perfect and lets it be known publicly for all to see that the seller "screwed up" by leaving less-than-positive feedback. How should the seller respond? I think the answer is obvious.
Unfortunately, because of the lack of professionalism exhibited by a small but significant number of buyers, legitimate sellers must be cautious. This is another unspoken reason that I insist on receiving feedback first. Yes, I know it all sounds one-sided and yes I know that some unprofessional sellers leave undeserved negatives simply because people end up sick in hospitals, or get called to military service or whatever, and then end up sending out checks late, etc. -- but I do live by my own words and will leave it first too when I am the buyer.
Ultimately however, the seller has far more to lose when receiving a negative than a buyer. Sellers depend on many positive feedbacks to become more successful sellers and the higher the rating the better. On the other hand, buyers can switch user names frequently and it does not matter if a buyer has few or many feedbacks. As long as they are mostly positive, 99.9% of the sellers will still sell to them. On the other hand, many buyers will not buy, (or will limit how much they will buy), from new sellers until they establish themselves and of course, the higher the rating, the greater the trust and resulting business. Because of this, many buyers are less than professional in their approach of leaving less-than-positive feedbacks for frivolous reasons than sellers are.
Being in the position of having to think before they act, (knowing that creating an undeserved negative experience for the seller usually results in a deserved negative returned), is a small incentive in keeping them honest in their assessment of what kind of feedback they should leave. In makes them look at themselves first and honestly assess what part they played in their negative experience before they act out with displaced frustration. This does not mean that an honestly deserved "negative" received by me (if that ever happens) would be responded to with a negative. I consider myself a seasoned professional that has "stood test of time" and I simply would not do that.
I'm sure this is far more than you wanted to read but much of it is a "form letter" sent to folks that ask about why we ask then to leave feedback first. As such it has been modified slightly to send to you. Portions of it are not applicable and may be ignored.
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

 


Late Delivery



The following is a "form letter" for which I apologize:
Our terms of sale indicate that we take a few days off during the holidays to spend with family. That combined with other factors related to the holidays creates a time-lag in answering mail as we catch up. It actually becomes a question of: do we spend eight hours answering "premature inquiries" (for lack of a better term) from those who didn't read the fine print in the terms of sale or otherwise failed to realize we must be behind, or do we fill orders? There is never a perfect answer to this question but it is clear that we will get further and further behind if we do not fill orders and spend all of our time answering questions that are better answered, perhaps a bit slower, but indirectly via filling the actual order. The alternative gets us further and further behind and fuels and endless chain of inquiries that can last for weeks if we don't simply get down to business and fill orders. Again -- it is not a perfect answer but is the best one we have so far.
Sincerely yours,
Ken

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Dead-Beat Bidders


Hello,
With all due respect to you, I want to note that the following message is not intended to second-guess your reasoning for bidding in our auctions but to relay to you the way we perceive the majority of bids such as yours. Please do not take it personally as we know there could be some very rare exceptions. In any event, we have had a slight problem with perhaps two or three folks per year that do not take the time to fully read the auction offerings before they bid on our reproduction coins. Because we anticipated this from the very beginning, we took every precaution possible to make sure a buyer knows what he/she is bidding on to the extent of repeating over and over again and again what they are throughout the offerings. In all cases, our rare-coin-reproduction auctions make it clear in the initial "Item Title," again in the heading of the description and yet again in the text describing the items (at least twice more) that they are a COPY or REPRODUCTION. We also go on further starting with the "Item Title" to include the words "ExactSize" -- not only to differentiate them from other cheaply made "wrong-size" repros but to make it even more clear that they are in fact, reproductions. On the Morgan dollars we go on and on in the description making it exceedingly clear what they are more so than the other reproductions. In our opinion, there is no way that anybody that even glances over the description could be mistaken as to what these items are.
Still, even after all we have done to make it clear that our reproductions are just that, we get a few individuals that choose to bid before reading anything at all. The only reason we can identify for this is pure and simple: greed or a hope that they can beat anybody and everybody else out on bidding before them, so that they can "hit" some poor seller that does not know the value of their coin(s) before anybody else can. In the real world there really aren't any $15,000 to $50,000 coins out there being offered for $36.00!
When buyers back out, we not only loose the insertion fee, the gallery fee and the seller's fee but such "mistakes" almost always occur at the "prime time" for us to actually sell them to a serious buyer. In your case you bid on Saturday afternoon when I was at work and my auctions were apt to be viewed by more potential buyers than any other time. Thus you ended those auctions at a time when they were most apt to sell to somebody preventing me from selling them elsewhere.
It simply isn't right for a bidder to try to snap up a perceived $50,000 +/- in coins for $72.00 by bidding without reading what is being offered and then reading it after ending the auction and wanting to back out. For those reasons, we require the few that make this "mistake" to follow through with the purchase. If you are a collector of dollars and "need" these dates you may actually enjoy owning the repros until you can buy the "real" ones. We even have some high-profile collectors that buy them to fill holes in their albums so that they can keep their genuine pieces in the slabs they purchased them in, in a safe deposit box and still own a "complete" set that can be displayed at home! ... you may like 'em!
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter

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PayPal Failure To Notify



Hello,
Thanks for the information. I went into PayPal and did a search and found you had paid (as you said). Unfortunately, this is another case of PayPal failing to send notice of a transaction to the seller. A detailed search of my old and new email records shows that nothing came in from them, and nothing came in directly from you either, to notify me of the transaction once it was made. The product has been sitting here waiting for you to pay. Now that I know it is paid for I can ship it. For the record, you should be advised that PayPal fails to send notice at least 5% of the time. This has been an ongoing problem ever since PayPal started operations (or so I am told by those who were with them from the start) and it is a glitch that they have never fixed. It has gotten worse since eBay took over.
Some months they are very good but in other months they have gotten pretty bad. The best thing to do is to send a seller a separate email notice of your own immediately after the transaction. Most PayPal users do this and it catches most of the PayPal failures-to-send-notice. However, when a PayPal user fails to send their own notice and PayPal also fails -- then I will never know anything about the transaction until a follow-up inquiry is made by the buyer -- usually much later than it had to be. PayPal's software "times-out" so quickly and is so "user-unfriendly" that it is very impractical for a seller to attempt to work within it to fill orders. Thus, we depend 100% on communication via email when a transaction of this sort takes place. I hope this information was of some help and I hope you enjoy the item once it gets there.
Sincerely yours,
Ken Potter


Sealand Wholesale Prices

The Sealand Silver Dollars would cost you $3 over spot on quantities of 50 or more (I'll have to get you an exact price on the day you want to order), regular 3-pc sets are $27.95, the 3-pc silver set at $50.00 and the "giant" $2.50 bronze coins at $30. I also now have the "giant" $2.50 coin struck in five ounces of pure silver with the wholesale is $60.00. It is on my web site at a retail price of $85/mintage 500. I'll wholesale any of the Trial Strike Sets (obv & rev) in all three metals (for a total of 6 coins per set) from Sealand, Zambia, or Somalia at $75.00 per set. I have the Sealand $1 two-coin trial sets in bronze as a set available separate from the six-coin trial set for $12.50 in quantities of 10 sets or more.  Sealand Gold is wholesale 25% off of the retail price shown on our site here:  http://koinpro.tripod.com/WorldCoins/Sealand_Coin_Offers.htm   (Figure the $2.50 gold at $37.50 and the $5 gold at $75 wholesale). Plus postage on all orders.

Sincerely yours,

Ken


Instructions For Fitting "Difficult" ROM Rare-Coin-Reproductions Into Albums

 

Dear Buyer Of  Rare-Coin-Repros:

On our dollars, we have sold thousands of the various dates and all folks we have heard from have been able to get them into their albums. However, there have been a few rare cases of collectors who reported some difficulty with fitting the 1895 Proof dollar in an album. While the 1895 proof is struck with the same collar as our BU coins (for which we have heard from only one person having any difficulty) it is a true proof that is struck three times to get the full cameo effect and bring up all details. The result of striking it three times under higher tonnage – is squared-off rims – a desired characteristic of all proof coins.

However, coins with squared-off rims are sometimes a bit more difficult to get into albums as they do not just "slide" in like coins with more rounded edges. In fact, some genuine United States proof coins prove more difficult to get into some albums than their business strike counterparts also.

In any event, the ROM proof version of the 1895 dollar (and other ROM proof dollars) will fit into all existing standard albums that we know of. If you have any trouble at all we have a solution. One of our customers (the fellow who explained to us why proof coins are harder to get in) explained what to do. He had the same problem with a few US Mint proof coins and had developed a simple way to get them in. All one has to do is remove both clear panels (from the front and back of the appropriate area) and rotate the side of a pencil or pen inside of the hole while applying moderate pressure. This compresses the cardboard within the inside diameter of the hole just enough to accommodate the coin without causing any visible damage to album or coin (as might happen if you tried to force it in).

Additionally, buyers of ROM’s early date large cents should note that the coins of that era were struck with "open collars" resulting in coins with varied diameters. For example, A Guidebook Of United States Coins (the Red Book) by R. S. Yeoman states that the 1793 Chain cent has an "approx. diameter 26-27 mm." What that means is that there really is no such thing as an "exact-size"* Large Cent of that era except within wide tolerances.

ROM’s Large cents are within those approximate tolerances but that does not mean they will fit perfectly within every album made (any more that the genuine strikes will). ROM’s large cents are made toward the lager end of the tolerance levels to assure the collector that they do not buy a coin that it too small for an album resulting in a sloppy fit or a coin that floats around in the hole continuously. A sloppy fit causes the coin to slide and rotate around inside the hole causing damage to the clear panels and a coin that is more often than not, rotated out of proper position. It was ROM’s decision that it would be better to make a coin that might, in some cases, require a bit of modification to an album (as per the directions above) than to risk making a coin that was too small for some albums.

There is also always a possibility of other of the dates and/or denominations of ROM’s rare-coin-reproductions being a bit difficult to get into an album and the technique described above works well here too.

Sincerely yours,

Ken Potter

ROM Director of eBay & International Sales
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
(313)255-8907 - kpotter256@aol.com
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* ROM coins are struck with expensive custom tooling within reasonable tolerances of the genuine coins and will fit perfectly into all commercial albums. Faithful designs are incredibly accurate and as close to the originals as reasonably possible. Unless otherwise noted, silver coins are struck in pure silver, copper coins in copper, etc.


Honestly, you didn't think that an item that would be worth well over $100,000, if it was to ever come on the open market, would be on eBay at a buy it now price that was priced a fraction of a penny on the dollar of what it was really worth did you?  Two or three times a year we get somebody that jumps on an auction before reading anything about what they are bidding on.  They do not read the Item Title completely, nor do they read the information in the Header above the pictures in the auction or the detailed description below where it is repeated several times in one way or another that it is a reproduction, and where the COPY mark is clearly shown on the coin and the Hobby Protection Act is referenced with a link.  We really cannot be anymore clear about what we are selling than this.
    This type of bidding occurs 99.9+% of the time in auctions for rare coin reproductions where the original is potentially worth tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars.  A buyer rushes in to get something for nothing before anybody else can get to it first.  After they buy they then take a look to see what it is they won and if it is not what they want then they try to get out of the deal. 
    With all due respect, you are obligated to follow through with the auction.  If it was an honest mistake like buying a computer toner cartridge with a similar number to the one needed and it is noticed that it is wrong later, we'd say no problem.  But because we know that at least 99% of the few buyers of rare coin reproductions that bid by mistake without looking is out of pure greed we ask that they follow through with their purchase.  We feel that if you can jump in there in an attempt to beat others out of what at first glance might appear to be a potentially valuable coin offered by mistake by an unknowledgeable seller at way under what it is worth (literally for a very small fraction of a penny on the dollar) that you should be willing to be held responsible for your bid.  To do otherwise is unfair to the seller and leaves rush-buyers unaccountable for their actions.
    I also want you to know that this is the same standard that I impose upon myself.  If I jump into an auction without looking first and later wish that I did not bid -- I pay for the item.  My guess is that you will enjoy the coin anyway.
Sincerely your,
Ken Potter

Signature

Ken Potter, P. O. Box 760232, Lathrup Village, MI 48076-0232 USA 1(313)255-8907 e-mail - Kpotter256@aol.com. Numismatist Since 1959 Serving the Collector Since 1973 Specializing in Varieties Since 1979. CONECA=s longest serving doubled die attributor. The Variety Coin Register Listing and Examination Service7, Custom Coin Photography Services, CONECA & NCADD Official Attributor World Doubled Dies, CONECA Board Seat#4, CONECA Publicity Chairman, CONECA MI State Representative. Lincoln Cent Society B.O.D. Member of: ANA, NLG, CONECA-LM, NCADD-FM, MSNS-LM, NWDCC, BBCC, RCC, LCS, COINMASTERS, WBCC. Current columns: World Coin News: Visiting Varieties, Coin World: Varieties Notebook, Canadian Coin News: "Varieties", Cherrypickers' News: Cherrypickin' the World, Cherrypickers' News: Mintmark Madness, The Hub: Die Doubling World, The Mich-Matist: Michigan Cherries, ErrorScope: World Goodies from the Variety Coin Register. Applications for any of the clubs listed or subscription information for any publications listed above are available upon request.

 


Signature

Ken Potter
P. O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076-0232 USA
1(313)255-8907 e-mail - Kpotter256@aol.com
Numismatist Since 1959. Serving the Collector Since 1973. Specializing in Varieties Since 1979.
CONECA=s longest serving doubled die attributor. The Variety Coin Register Listing and Examination Service7, Custom Coin Photography Services, CONECA & NCADD Official Attributor World Doubled Dies, CONECA Board Seat#5, CONECA Webmaster.  Member of: ANA, NLG, CONECA-LM, NCADD-FM, MSNS-LM, NWDCC, BBCC, RCC, LCS, COINMASTERS, WBCC.
Current columns: World Coin News: Visiting Varieties, Coin World: Varieties Notebook, Canadian Coin News: "Varieties", Cherrypickers' News: Cherrypickin' the World, Cherrypickers' News: Mintmark Madness, The Hub: Die Doubling World, The Mich-Matist: Michigan Cherries, ErrorScope: World Goodies from the Variety Coin Register. Applications for any of the clubs listed or subscription information for any publications listed above are available upon request.

 


You do not need to pay this invoice now if you plan to bid on more items within the next few days; we can update the invoice again later if needed to save on postage.
Thanks!
Ken


 

Why No Shopping Cart?

We have too many pages of thousands upon  thousands of lower priced one-of-a-kind items on our website to make a shopping cart type of system practical for us.  Our choice has always been to drop the majority of these types of items and quit buying and selling them and just offer more expensive items and lower priced items we can buy in bulk, were it is cost-effective to set up a shopping cart, or live without a shopping cart.  We have so many folks that enjoy our lower priced one-of-a-kind items that we decided against the shopping cart system.  We depend on the customer sending a list just like you did or calling or mailing in the order in the same way as they would order from our ads in Coin World, Numismatic News, COINage Magazine, Coins Magazine and Coin Prices Magazine.  There is a section on how to order on most advertising pages of the website but I will copy it over at the bottom of this email in a more understandable manner.


Feedback Times

I leave it for 100% of the folks that leave it for me, but in my experience it is the buyers who do not leave it more often than not. I cannot remember the last time a seller that I purchased from did not return it to me -- it has actually been years. So the numbers you suggest simply do not pan out in what occurs here but then I do not buy much on eBay to know and I cannot speak for what occurs on your end. Nonetheless it is a lot better today than it was five years ago; most buyers leave it today and I think the slips that I send with the orders have a lot to do with it.
With all that said, however, I will never delay filling orders once they start getting behind by five or six days just to leave feedbacks that can just as easily be left later. Feedback is left as time permits with order-filling being prioritized. It is infinitely more important to fill orders and get them out to customers fast then being overly concerned about the difference between exactly when feedback is left. I myself couldn't care less when somebody leaves it for me as long as they do it. Today, next week, three weeks from now or even longer makes no difference. Why should I care? The bottom line is you will ALWAYS without exception get feedback returned but we will NEVER prioritize it over filling orders when we are getting behind. 99.9% of the buyers understand this concept and don't mind waiting because -- after all -- if it was them waiting for an order -- they'd want us to prioritize orders and get to the feedback later. I hope you can understand the logic behind this policy and why it is so important during months like December and January which are the peak ordering months.
Sincerely yours,
Ken



Treatment Of Minor Errors

I did a lot of stories for Numismatic News last year and the year before on such items in an attempt to dispel the myth that common die breaks etc., had any significant value (which they do not) but this year I moved on to other items of interest of a more major nature and am no longer excepting these for exam.  I think you can see all that needs to be seen on these here:
http://www.pcgs.com/articles/article_author.chtml?universeid=313&universeid=81&authid=187&universeid=313
Also check here:
http://koinpro.tripod.com/educationalimagegallery.htm
and here:
http://www.conecaonline.org/articles.html
Enjoy!
Ken
 
 
 



Ken Potter

P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076

Web Site: www.koinpro.com

Office Phone: 313-255-8907 (after 4:30 PM EST)
Cell Phone: 313-268-3280
Email: kpotter256@aol.com
Ebay Username: koinpro

Serving Collectors Since 1973!


 

Note: Buyer did not ask for shipping charges to his country before paying as instructed in the terms of sale for International Customers and did not add any fees for insurance. This package will ship with no insurance at buyer's risk of loss or damage unless insurance is ordered and paid for. If insurance is desired please send an additional $8.50 to cover insurance fees

Thank you!

Ken


 

International buyers who want coins shipped outside of the U.S., please contact us first for an estimate of postage and insurance costs before bidding; international buyers should also allow us to send an invoice with total charges before paying. All others, please see the terms of sale in the auction and fine print. Thank you! Ken


 


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    Foreign Orders: Foreign orders cost more to ship; please contact us for an estimate of those costs before bidding.  Failing to contact us first, and not knowing the costs of shipping, is not a legitimate excuse to back out of a won auction.  Foreign orders must be insured for us to accept PayPal.  Please see the "Fine Print" for more details regarding foreign orders.  PLEASE - IF YOU ARE UNWILLING TO PAY THE POSTAGE AND INSURANCE TO YOUR COUNTY -- DO NOT BID!!!!
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Satisfaction guaranteed! 14 days return privileges for items in original untampered holders -- no questions asked with 100% of the price charged refunded less our actual cost to ship the item(s) or postal charges collected (whichever is higher), plus a $3 processing fee for returned items purchased via eBay or other auctions.  Note that proof sets or other Mint products ordered "Mint Sealed" or in otherwise unopened packaging are not returnable for any reason.  You always have the option of us opening such packaging and inspecting the contents for you to assure quality before we ship.  Such items are returnable as per the above terms.  We process an average of 100 to 150 orders per week and they are filled by postmark or transaction date with the oldest being filled first.  All prices in our direct mail offerings are subject to change without notice.
   
Methods Of Shipment: We ship via USPS to either a home/office address or post office box.   Due to their weight and high cost to ship by other means, Books are shipped via 4th Class "Media Mail" unless other arrangements are made.
  Fourth Class mail may take up to four weeks for delivery but normally arrives to it's destination within a week.
    Time Of Shipment:   The average time we take to fill an order is seven business days with a range of five to ten business days, and can go a bit longer around holidays (Father's Day, Mother's Day, Super Bowl Sunday and any other days that family and friends generally get together; are loosely considered holidays by us).
    Methods Of Payment: No COD orders accepted.  Credit Cards not accepted except through PayPal.  Make checks and money orders payable to Ken Potter. PayPal payments should be directed to our account under the email address of: kpotter256@aol.com.  All checks and money orders (except those money orders from the U.S. Post Office) must clear bank.  We allow 7 business days for in-state checks, 10 business days for out-of-state check and 14 business days during/around holidays (scam artists increase their activities around holidays when they know processing in some financial institutions and post offices becomes delayed.   A few "bad apples" make it bad on everybody). 
    Treatment Of Technical Information:  Bidders in our auctions may notice that we often provide detailed information about our products.  When possible we try to identify the issuing entity, date-of-issue, brief historical data, possible rarity, etc.  We include this so that you are better informed on the items you are ordering or bidding on.  Mintage and production numbers (or estimates thereof) and other technical specifications given for coins and other collectibles are taken from standard references, Mint reports, certificates of authenticity, promotional material, direct conversations with manufacturers/distributors, etc.  The information provided is given in good faith and presumed to be the most accurate estimates available.   However we can not be held responsible for errors found within these sources.  Thus all sales are final after the 14 day return period even in the rare instance of technical data given later found to be flawed.
   Please click here > Fine Print< to read the balance of our terms of sale.  It contains information on foreign orders, the average length of time it takes for us to fill orders, how to make an inquiry, a note to PayPal customers, etc.  We ask that this section to our Terms of Sale be read at least one time before you order from our website or bid in any of our auctions.
    Ordering or bidding in our auctions constitutes acknowledgment that you have read and agreed to all of the terms outlined above and in the "Fine Print
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Ken Potter
P.O. Box 760232
Lathrup Village, MI 48076-0232

Phone: 1-(313)255-8907 E-mail: KPotter256@aol.com

Numismatist Since 1959 ~ Serving The Collector Since 1973
CONECA's Longest Serving Doubled Die Attributer

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Notice to Mints and Their Agents:   Please note that we are always interested in purchasing unusual items that were not previously released or widely distributed that are of low mintage such as:   Presentation Pieces, Trial Strikes, Set Up Coins, Salesman's Samples, Error Coins, Pattern Coins, Lead Trials, Off Metals (deliberate or in error), Mules, Overruns, Plasters, Significant Art, Working Dies and/or Master Tools.  If you have anything unusual with a low mintage and wish to clear your vaults it will pay you to contact us.

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