$100 eBay Mystery Pack Grab Bag - Silver Coins and More

RobFindsTreasure
14 Nov 202210:19
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TLDRIn this video, Rob from 'Rob Finds Treasure' unboxes a $100 eBay mystery coin pack, part of a challenge with other coin collectors. The pack promises silver or coins worth over $125, including a type coin and a variety of others. Despite a $10.85 shipping fee, Rob evaluates the contents, finding silver coins, a 1900 Barber half dollar, and a Morgan dollar among others. After calculating the value of each piece, he concludes that the pack offers a slight profit over its purchase price, with a total value of approximately $115, making it a satisfactory purchase for both the coins and the collectibles included.

Takeaways
  • 💰 Purchased a $100 eBay mystery grab bag with $100+ value in silver or coins.
  • 🔍 Bought the bag based on the seller's good reputation.
  • 💡 Participating in a four-way challenge with other coin collectors: Silverseeker, Ravenot Coins, and Keith from Coin Crew.
  • 📦 The grab bag includes a mix of coins: cents to dollar coins, valued around $125.
  • 🚚 Noted a high shipping charge of $10.85, possibly to balance the pack's value.
  • 🪙 Found several valuable coins including a 1900 Barber Half Dollar, 1916 Barber Quarter, and a 1914 Barber Dime.
  • 🔍 Each coin's value was estimated and totaled to approximately $64 initially.
  • 📈 Final value of the pack estimated at around $115, considering all coins and collectibles.
  • 👍 Overall satisfied with the purchase, receiving a good variety and value slightly above the cost.
  • 📝 Encouraged viewers to comment on the value and variety of the coins, and to check out the other collectors' reviews.
Q & A
  • What is the purpose of the 100 eBay Mystery Pack video?

    -The purpose of the video is to showcase the contents and value of a mystery pack purchased from eBay, and to compare the results with other YouTubers who were challenged to buy the same pack.

  • Who challenged Rob to buy the mystery pack on eBay?

    -Rob was challenged by silverseeker, ravenot, and Keith from coin crew to buy the same mystery pack and compare the contents.

  • What was the expected value of the mystery pack according to the seller's description?

    -According to the seller's description, the mystery pack should have a value of around $125 and include at least one type coin along with a variety of other coins.

  • What was Rob's initial reaction to the shipping charge for the mystery pack?

    -Rob was surprised by the $10.85 shipping charge, as he felt it was expensive and possibly used to make up for some of the value in the pack.

  • What is the first item Rob pulled out of the mystery pack and what is its significance?

    -The first item Rob pulled out was the Americana series yesteryear collection, which contains 90% silver coins, including a 1900 Barber half dollar, a 1916 Barber quarter, and a 1914 Barber dime.

  • What is the value of the 2012 S silver choco culture quarter according to eBay sold listings?

    -The 2012 S silver choco culture quarter, graded by NGC as proof 69 Ultra cameo, sells for between $7 and $9 on eBay.

  • What is the value of the 1867 Shield nickel in its current condition?

    -The 1867 Shield nickel, in its relatively rough condition, is estimated to be worth about $12.

  • How much is the 1915 D buffalo nickel worth in its current condition?

    -The 1915 D buffalo nickel, being a better date and in G4 conditions, is estimated to be worth at least $12.

  • What is the estimated value of the 1881 Morgan silver dollar in its current condition?

    -The 1881 Morgan silver dollar, estimated to be in AU (About Uncirculated) condition, is valued at around $50.

  • What was the final calculated value of the mystery pack after all items were evaluated?

    -After adjusting for the correct values and including the shipping cost, the final calculated value of the mystery pack was just over $111 spent and about $115 in value received.

  • What was Rob's overall opinion on the mystery pack purchase?

    -Rob was happy with the purchase, mentioning that they got a Morgan Dollar, a slab, a couple of other silver pieces, a type coin, a better date Buffalo, and some other collectibles for the collection.

Outlines
00:00
🔍 Unboxing the $100 eBay Mystery Coin Pack

Rob from 'Rob Finds Treasure' introduces a video where he unboxes a $100 eBay mystery coin pack, purchased based on positive seller information. The pack promises over $100 worth of silver or coins. Rob mentions a four-way challenge with other YouTubers: Silverseeker, Ravenot, and Keith from Coin Crew, who also bought the same pack to compare results. The video includes a link to their videos for viewers to compare. The pack is said to contain a variety of coins, potentially including a type coin and other valuable pieces, with an expected value of around $125. Rob expresses surprise at the $10.85 shipping charge, which he considers expensive, possibly to offset the pack's value. He proceeds to open the pack and assess its contents, starting with an Americana series yesteryear collection containing 90% silver coins, including a 1900 Barber half dollar, a 1916 Barber quarter, and a 1914 Barber dime, all from significant mints. He provides a rough value estimate for these coins and mentions other coins like a 1908 Liberty nickel and an 1891 Indian Head cent. The summary of the first part of the pack's contents suggests a total value of approximately $21.50.

05:01
📈 Evaluating the Coin Pack's Contents and Value

Continuing the unboxing, Rob identifies and evaluates more coins from the mystery pack. He finds a 2012 S silver choco culture proof quarter, graded by NGC as proof 69 Ultra cameo, and estimates its value based on eBay sold listings, rounding it to about $7.60. An 1867 Shield nickel in fine condition is appraised at around $12. A 1915 D buffalo nickel, being a better date and mint mark, is valued at $12 despite its condition. A 1964 Denver quarter, made of 90% silver, is estimated to be worth $6. An 1881-O Morgan silver dollar, in about AU condition, is valued at $50. Lastly, a one-ounce copper piece shaped like the COVID-19 molecule is included as a bonus, with little value but collectible interest. After recalculating the total value and correcting an initial math error, Rob concludes that the pack's contents are worth slightly more than the $111 spent, including shipping. He expresses satisfaction with the purchase, highlighting the variety and some valuable pieces like the Morgan dollar and the slab. He invites viewers to share their thoughts on the value and the seller's job in assembling the pack.

10:02
🎬 Wrapping Up the Mystery Coin Pack Video

In the final part of the video script, Rob wraps up the mystery coin pack unboxing. He reiterates the total spent on the pack, which was approximately $111, and compares it with the calculated value of the coins, which is just over $115. He acknowledges that some viewers might argue that certain coins could be worth more, and he invites discussion on the pack's value and the seller's performance. Rob also reminds viewers to check out the challenge videos from Silverseeker, Ravenot, and Coin Cruise, and to comment on their experiences as well. He ends the video with a call to action for viewers to share their thoughts in the comments and a general sign-off wishing everyone happy hunting and thanking them for watching.

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Keywords
💡eBay Mystery Pack
The term 'eBay Mystery Pack' refers to a type of purchase where a buyer purchases a package of items without knowing exactly what is inside, often based on a description or theme. In the video, the host purchased a '100 eBay Mystery Pack' which was supposed to contain coins and silver worth over a hundred dollars. The concept of mystery packs adds an element of surprise and excitement to the buying experience, as seen in the video where the host explores the contents of the pack.
💡Silver
Silver, in the context of the video, refers to coins that contain a significant amount of silver, often sought after by collectors and investors for their precious metal content and historical value. The host of the video expected the Mystery Pack to contain silver coins, and indeed found several, including a 90% silver Americana series and a 90% silver 1964 Denver quarter, which are highlighted as valuable finds within the pack.
💡Coins
Coins are the primary items of interest in the video, where the host evaluates a Mystery Pack filled with various types of coins. The term encompasses a wide range of collectible items, from common currency to rare and valuable pieces. The video discusses several types of coins, such as the Barber half dollar, Barber quarter, Barber dime, Liberty nickel, Indian Head cent, and Buffalo nickel, each with its own historical significance and value.
💡Value
Value, in this context, pertains to the worth of the coins and silver contained within the Mystery Pack. The host of the video is interested in determining whether the pack is worth the amount he paid for it. Throughout the video, the host estimates the value of each coin and silver piece, such as the 1900 Barber half dollar being worth 24 times its face value in silver, contributing to the overall value of the pack.
💡Type Coin
A 'type coin' is a term used in numismatics to refer to a representative coin of a particular series or type. In the video, the host mentions that according to the seller's description, the Mystery Pack should include at least one type coin. This suggests that the pack should contain a coin that is characteristic or typical of a certain series, which is a desirable feature for collectors.
💡Barber Coins
Barber Coins are a series of United States coins designed by Charles E. Barber and minted from 1892 to 1916. The term is used in the video to refer to specific coins found in the Mystery Pack: a 1900 Barber half dollar, a 1916 Barber quarter, and a 1914 Barber dime. These coins are significant to collectors due to their design and historical context, and they contribute to the overall value of the pack.
💡Morgan Dollar
The Morgan Dollar is a popular silver coin minted from 1878 to 1904, and then again in 1921. In the video, the host finds an 1881 Morgan Dollar in the Mystery Pack, which is considered a valuable and sought-after coin by collectors. The host estimates its value based on its condition, which adds to the total value of the coins in the pack.
💡Proof Coin
A proof coin is a specially struck coin, typically made with a high-quality strike and richly polished dies to showcase the design in sharp detail. In the video, the host finds a 2012 S silver choco culture proof quarter, graded by NGC as a proof 69 Ultra cameo. This coin is highlighted for its quality and is a notable find within the Mystery Pack.
💡Numismatics
Numismatics is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, and paper money. The entire video is centered around numismatics, as the host is a collector evaluating the contents of a Mystery Pack for its numismatic value. The host's discussion of various coins, their historical significance, and their estimated worth is a core part of numismatic practice.
💡Slab
In numismatics, a 'slab' refers to a coin that has been authenticated, graded, and sealed in a protective plastic case by a professional grading service. The host mentions a 'slab' when discussing the 2012 S silver choco culture proof quarter, which is graded by NGC, a well-known coin grading service. The slabbing process adds to the coin's collectible appeal and can affect its value.
Highlights

Purchased a 100 eBay mystery pack due to good seller information.

The pack is supposed to contain silver or coins worth over a hundred dollars.

Participated in a four-way challenge with Seeker Raven, Silverseeker, and Keith from Coin Crew.

The pack was bought for $100 with a description promising coins worth around $125.

Surprised by the $10.85 shipping charge, which is unusually high.

Opened the pack to reveal an Americana series yesteryear collection with 90% silver coins.

Found a 1900 Barber half dollar, 1916 Barber quarter, and a 1914 Barber dime.

Evaluated the silver content to be worth approximately $20 at 24 times face value.

Discovered a 1908 Liberty nickel and an 1891 Indian Head cent.

Added up the value of the silver and other coins to be around $21.50.

Found a silver proof quarter from 2012 graded by NGC as proof 69 Ultra cameo.

The 1867 Shield nickel, though in rough shape, was valued at around $12.

Unearthed a 1915 D buffalo nickel, a better date coin worth at least $12.

A 1964 Denver quarter, 90% silver, was estimated to be worth about $6.

An 1881 Morgan silver dollar in average uncirculated condition was valued at $50.

Received a bonus one-ounce copper piece shaped as the COVID-19 molecule.

After recalculating, the total value of the pack was approximately $115, making it a good deal.

The pack included a variety of silver pieces, a type coin, and collectibles.

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