We’ve had this problem off and on for years. I am certain that we’re not the only person to have this problem, and it may be an eBay-side issue. If so, please let me know so I can yell at them.
I just created a brand new auction off a new template and yet when it went live it was moved into the Coins & Paper Money>Coins: US>Errors instead of Coins & Paper Money>Coins: US>Small Cents>Lincoln Shield (2010-Now) like I had set it up.
When the listing was told to start in GarageSale, I got a message stating “This product belongs to a different category, so the category has been changed.”
The original category I set it for is the correct one! Listing in the Errors category is a complete waste of time. In order to get it into the right category, I had to go revise it on eBay itself and pay 15¢ for a Secondary Category option. I should not be having to do this.
eBay auction in question: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192421106066
We’ve seen this happen most often with gold coins during the past several years, but now it appears to be creeping into other numismatic categories as well.
Same thing happened when I tried to list a 2015-S Native American Dollar, also a proof strike coin. But we’ve seen it occur with at least a dozen other types of U.S. coins.
Of the 48 listings of ours listing in the US>Coins>Errors category, all but 10 are mistakes occurring either through GarageSale or eBay. This issue needs to be fixed, and soon.