Cleaning & Polishing (1)
Actually they aren’t really shiny yet because it’s really hard to take pictures of shiny coins. The coins pictured have been cleaned (unless otherwise stated) with Brasso which leaves them a bit dull. Once we took the picture we polish them (the pennies I mean) with Autosol and than they are incredibly shiny – you wouldn’t believe it. Every coin turns into a little jewel – no kidding!
Autosol Metal Polish. This incomparably superior, quality metal polish is Autosol LLC.’s most popular product. It has won three international gold medals and is recommended by manufacturers, museums and restoration experts around the world. It safely and easily removes oxidation, corrosion, stains, and rust. It produces a brilliant reflective luster and leaves an invisible protective coating to ensure a long-lasting shine.
Strongly recommended by us: “We have yet to discover a product which does a better job in polishing our cherished elongated coins – period!!”
Would you be willing to take less? I bought one just like this for $1.47 a few days ago but I need one more.
Dear i***t( 222),
Friday, February 28, 2014 10:00 AM
Would you be willing to take less? I bought one just like this for $1.47 a
few days ago but I need one more.
As an exception we are (I will use your transaction with us as a learning experience). We will adjust the price for you on this one coin but act quickly because it ends in less than a day.
I don’t see how sellers pricing their coins at $1.47 even can recover their own costs – I believe they are actually loosing money with such a business model.
See below why I believe so (I used an item price of $2.25 for my example).
$2.25 Starting Bid
$4.00 Total Cost of coin on eBay
$0.23 Final Value fee (eBay)
$0.18 Final Value Fee on Shipping (eBay)
$0.42 Fee amount (PayPal)
$0.91 Postage Stamps (USPS for 2oz rigid envelope)
$1.74 Fees for $2.25 coin
Not factured into costs yet:
– original cost of item (elongated coin)
– Brasso (Metal Polish liquid used to clean coins)
– Autosol (metal polish paste used to polish coins)
– Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, paper towels, soft cloth, cloves etc. to clean/polish the coins
– time for cleaning, research, listing and shipping
– eBay listings fee of $0.35 if we list more than 50 coins a month and eBay doesn’t run a special like they did in February 2014)
Enjoy your coin and this amazing hobby!! 🙂