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  2. This is the coin in Baldwin you mention Peter and has been CLEANED however the SMALL date and much scacer.
  3. The Baldwins large-rose example coming up next week, cleaned but eye-catching in the photo, is at £1200 when I looked yesterday.
  4. Oh right- now I've got to look at all my 1929's and 1861's again...more varieties very day!!
  5. A couple of DOT pennies ,seems lots of interest in these now ,probably penny collectors who have everything else. 1861 F26 which i havent seen another one and 1875 BP1875Cd.
  6. Yesterday
  7. Don't stop till you get enough then beat it
  8. A real bargain for the large rose, great👍
  9. Here's hopeing York brings me a few bargains
  10. A couple i bought at the weekend. 1929 Missing waves and rocks ,clear nice example and hadnt seen one for the year before. 1858 Large rose ,not the best although have seen worse and only £10 not attributed.
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  12. Murray finally claimed titles for 3 times in past 10 years, while England still nothing (personally think the best chance was gone in 2018). In 2012, England knocked out by penalties in round of 16, so Chris your prediction is not far away😉.
  13. I'd give it 10 yrs Chris.
  14. 1949threepence

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    Yes, I think there has to be a lot of truth in that. i'd also agree that the period 1858 to 1863 is worth a book in itself. Incidentally, high time we had a new book on pre 1860 copper, including the top quality pics that are easily available today. Can't quite understand why we've had several on post 1860 bronze, but none the other way. Maybe it's a period which never quite captured the numismatic imagination.
  15. Peckris 2

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    One possible reason for this is that the Mint held base metal coins as a low priority compared to silver, and therefore took many more attempts to get things right, resulting in more varieties. The other reason is that the changeover from copper to bronze was so fraught with difficulties, that the period from 1858 to 1863 alone could be worth a serious research study and produce a whole book with its findings.
  16. copper123

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    Very true indeed penny collectors are notorious in finding /discovering new varieties ,with halfpennies and farthings the fans are fewer but there again every so often something new pops up
  17. zzag

    1908 Sovereign

    It looks bad to me. All the date looks wrong. Ill have a look. I got a 1908 sovereign out to check all the date numbers are wrong. as i thought. IN my experience the coin will either be 22k 20k or even 15k .
  18. Sword

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    Indeed. Even a decent VG example of F169 is well over a thousand. But sometimes you see a worn rare silver variety with less than a handful of known examples selling for less than a hundred.
  19. My latest coin. A common enough date but an upgrade. I included the PCGS picture as it is better than mine and reflects the coin well.
  20. 1949threepence

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    Plus some very rare coins are literally an impossibility (up to known current specimens) to get above fine, let alone high grade. Such as the F90 and F169.
  21. Peckris 2

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    Agreed ... though as a general, not an absolute, principle. Just to give one example: I'd rather have a 1946 ONE' penny in EF than an UNC 1944.
  22. Sword

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    I agree with you. But I think it is fair to say that bronze / copper collectors are more into rare varieties than silver collectors. A rare variety penny grading fine can worth many thousands, but the market is not quite the same for a rare variety silver in my view.
  23. copper123

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    while this is your opinion I would say only 60% agree and a hell of a lot will point to 1849 pennies and 1860/59 and say whats the point when the coins don't exist?
  24. 1949threepence

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    Bruce, you might find this information from Michael Gouby, quite useful. In it, he discusses the 1858's at some length, including the variety accepted in some quarters as an 1858/3. However, he does not believe it to be so. Speaking personally, as we definitely don't know what it is, I don't think we can rule out that it might be an 1858/3.
  25. secret santa

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    The true 1858 over 3 (or 2 as is now thought) always has a die flaw through the base of the date numerals:
  26. Sword

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    If it is a choice between collecting high grades and rare varieties, then I would go for high grades.
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