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  2. Hi, It was a year ago with no response! Thought I would try the none hammered guys. Next I'm going for the Confirmed unlisted varieties, I'm sure someone will put me right then!!😉
  3. No you are right sorry I was mixing up the 1902 crown. My mistake.
  4. AardHawk

    This is just a format test

    1973 89,775,000 X + EEC 356,616 Proof . X + EEC Single coin in case Issued, period ending 31th march, for 1973 (79,414), 1974 (259,980), 1975 (12,791), 1976 (2,711), 1977 (1.719). **100,000 Proof set. X + EEC Issued 1976 1974 **100,000 Proof set. 4 + A Issued 1976, scarcer i.a. --//-- 4 + B Trying to add multiple images. No go. Even saving then reediting doesnt seem to work any longer. Another failure.
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  6. VickySilver

    1911 Proof Set

    You have to go with the extremely rare Canadian pattern dollar of that year.... Maybe INA struck one as a "private" pattern?
  7. Mr T

    1947 proof florin

    Please do.l
  8. I didn't think there were any 1911 crowns - or any between 1902 and 1927 for that matter.
  9. Thanks Paul. I was expecting to see a link, not something I am suppose to intuitively understand. It's better, but on my computer only gives a full screen image, not further magnifiable, unlike previously.
  10. There are now 'expand' arrows in the top right. For me, if I click there, the coin images virtually fill the screen, as before ...
  11. Does anyone else think the recent changes to the DNW online catalogue viewing has been a retrograde step? You used to be able to click on a full screen link and magnify images such that they literally filled the screen. However, digital 'progress' now means it is blown up within a hopelessly small area covering a fraction of the screen, which makes viewing considerably more difficult.
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  13. I have a 1911 proof set that I brought many years ago for $400. and I noticed it had two extra spaces for a half and full sovereign, sadly missing.I have also seen long sets that include half, full, two pound and five pound coins but no crown. Does any one know if there were sets issued with a matt proof crown or were they issued separately? Given the matte proof issue was easily damaged were they issued in a presentation case? As far as the missing gold coins in my set are concerned most that I have seen for sale are very expensive which may explain their removal in the first place.
  14. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Have fun, Grandma
  15. Peckris 2

    Henry V coin

    This whole thread should really be in the Hammered forum
  16. Hi all. I don't have a copy of North's English hammered coinage, If anyone has a copy would they be kind enough to have a look if North mentions the spelling of my coin ? North- 1383. Also the Fr-111 could be the special works by Friedberg, not sure but he could mention the spelling. Thanks for any help.
  17. Sword

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    That phrase generally mean giving advice to someone who is more expert in a particular area. But then again, I do find it useful for friends to occasionally emphasise things I already know. Articles / sites on fakes are so instructive and entertaining for collectors of all levels! It will be greatly appreciated by all.
  18. secret santa

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    When someone offers you advice that is "the bleedin' obvious" people describe it as "teaching your grandmother to suck eggs" - don't ask me why, I think it's a stupid phrase.
  19. PWA 1967

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    Thats a new one for me "just off to suck a few eggs " What does that mean ?.
  20. secret santa

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    Thanks for this very useful advice gents. Just off to suck a few eggs..............................
  21. Sword

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This is a potential risk. But the fakers have already compared images of real coins with their creations and probably do know where the differences are. Besides, indicators such as poor quality of edge lettering, raised spots, same scratches on cast coins etc are much easier to spot then correct.
  22. Paddy

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    I agree with most of the above - my only concern is that the fakers will use such a site to improve the quality of the fakes until we can't tell the difference anymore!
  23. will1976

    Asian coin weights?

    Again thank you @Sword I guess it helps knowing what you're looking for and being able to read the text!
  24. 1949threepence

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    Making absolutely crystal clear which is genuine and which is fake. Such as genuine as the left hand picture and fake as the right hand one, with clearly emboldened "GENUINE" AND "FAKE" below the respective photos.
  25. 1949threepence

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    It's a phrase we use sarcastically in the UK to kind of ironically underline how appallingly bad something is. For example, we might say, "I took a look at that house today, and apart from the roof falling in, the garden completely overgrown, dry rot and damp everywhere, it's a great place"
  26. Rob

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    Which would be an excellent way of presentation if such a site were to be made. It will double the number of images, but aid identification. However, you must get them the right way round.
  27. 1949threepence

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Great idea, Richard. No idea if such a site already exists, and not sure whether too huge too accomplish. I'd imagine not, actually, as I can see it being a site which is started with the known fakes, and then frequently updated. So huge in the long term, but added to bit by useful bit, as it were. Seeing genuine and fake side by side is most definitely the way forward in terms of ID'ing fakes in my opinion.
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