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Has anybody delt with this seller? The coin appears real. Would be interested in opinion. He has entirely too much russian gold coins which leads me to question validity.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=120327095834

 

It is probably a genuine coin, but I don't like the hype in the description - the 1904 is not at all rare or even a key date for that matter. I tend to avoid sellers who overhype their offerings.

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...He has entirely too much russian gold coins which leads me to question validity...

 

I have no opinion regarding authenticity.

 

However, I am curious why you say the seller has a suspiciously large number of Russian gold coins offered.

 

As a type, Nicholas II 5 roubles gold coins are not difficult to find (note that I am speaking about a type and not any particular date or variety).

 

Not so long ago, these traded as bullion coins, so a person having multiple examples does not seem surprising or suspicious to me.

 

Or am I missing something here?

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I have no opinion regarding authenticity.

 

However, I am curious why you say the seller has a suspiciously large number of Russian gold coins offered.

 

As a type, Nicholas II 5 roubles gold coins are not difficult to find (note that I am speaking about a type and not any particular date or variety).

 

Not so long ago, these traded as bullion coins, so a person having multiple examples does not seem surprising or suspicious to me.

 

Or am I missing something here?

Hehe ... even I have managed to complete a 5 rouble run by date and mintmaster from 1897-1904, including 1901-AR. But like you said, that was back in the days when these were practically bullion and nice uncirculated examples could be had for around $100, XF+/AU for approx. $60-$70 each (something like $5-$10 over melt). I saw many dealers on eBay who were selling indivdual coins from rolls of these.

 

Those days are LONG gone, unfortunately! :ninja:

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Hehe ... even I have managed to complete a 5 rouble run by date and mintmaster from 1897-1904, including 1901-AR. But like you said, that was back in the days when these were practically bullion and nice uncirculated examples could be had for around $100, XF+/AU for approx. $60-$70 each (something like $5-$10 over melt). I saw many dealers on eBay who were selling indivdual coins from rolls of these.

 

Those days are LONG gone, unfortunately! ;)

 

Well, "LONG" is a relative concept, :ninja: although I do get your point.

 

Sadly, many coins which were once within an average collector's financial reach no longer are. ;)

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