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  2. I raised the question of inaccurate figures with the RM and got this response: "Good afternoon Paddy, All 2017 mintage figures will be updated on the website following the release of our Annual Report. Kind regards, Ceri Ceri Davies UK Account Manager" I raised the query again regarding the 2016 figures being incorrect for the £1 coins and got: "Yes, we will ensure these are updated the same time. Kind regards, Ceri" So here is hoping!
  3. secret santa

    The McGowan Collection

    Don't hold your breath.
  4. I've been in contact with Heritage about the 20% VAT charge by FedEx on their shipments to the UK, and I've received the following information from Win Callender at Heritage: Quote I have been in contact with our shipping department and am informed that the general VAT rate in the UK is 20%. If coins are shipped into the UK without proper documentation, the carrier (in this case Fedex) would charge the regular rate. If the coins are classified properly they do qualify for the reduced rate of 5% and in cases where the coins can be classified as investment gold they are actually VAT exempt. How the items are classified determines what VAT rate would be applied. We classify our coins correctly and will provide the proper documentation, and so the VAT should be 5%. Unquote
  5. This is a long one, but I play it once or twice a year:
  6. 1949threepence

    Booklet on Edward VIII proposed Coinage

    Well, it does sound very a interesting read, and based on your recommendation, Pete, I've ordered one off Amazon.
  7. 1949threepence

    Online Auction

    ...er, yes, I suppose it is actually...Fair comment.
  8. PWA 1967

    Online Auction

    In fairness to Oswald he did put the link in...Nothing to do with coins thread 😊
  9. Peckris 2

    Online Auction

    Fine for this forum then!
  10. 1949threepence

    Online Auction

    Much of the website concerns Russia, and indeed when you click on the one thing that does refer to coins, you get a website in cyrillic script, completely unconnected to coins.
  11. Richard2

    John short cross penny

    Thanks
  12. Yesterday
  13. Computers and computing never made it to John Hulett's house. His collection was stored on a card index, with each coin having its own 5x3 inch card in addition to any ticket(s).
  14. Guest

    John short cross penny

    Quote: "Very nice and rare coin, doesn’t look to have much wavy ness but personally I wouldn’t attempt to flatten it " The flan is more crumpled than the photo suggests. However, I've had it for nearly 30 years and do not intend to try flattening it. I am really impressed with the work you did with the John penny that is the subject of this post.
  15. jelida

    Online Auction

    Oswald has been around for a long time on this forum, so I presume this is a serious enquiry. But I have no knowledge of this site, maybe somebody else might . Jerry
  16. Guest

    Online Auction

    Shameless plug!
  17. I found a new place to buy rare items (https://oldlouis.com). Did anybody had any experience working with them? I know that there only stamps but mb someone collects both coins and stamps. In fact, I want to buy these two stamps 1919 Japan Airmail https://oldlouis.com/lot/226464/ . Should I make the bid? Thank you in advance.
  18. Martinminerva

    Rare 20p?

    I'm afraid it's just a metal detector find that has been cleaned, either with a barrelling machine or some sort of dilute acid like vinegar or citric acid. As Jelida says just above, cupro-nickel coins out of the ground have a coppery tone when cleaned - I know, having been an active detectorist for years!! This is because the nickel leaches out into the ground a little, being slightly ferrous in its chemistry, leaving a higher percentage of copper remaining, especially on the coin's surface. Additionally, 20p's are struck in 84% copper and 16% nickel whilst, before they went clad steel, other denominations were struck 75:25 copper to nickel, so there's more copper to start with! Sorry, but it's just worth 20p!
  19. Unwilling Numismatist

    Rare 20p?

    I'd send it to the Royal Mint and ask them to verify it, if they do, you'll get a letter back which will confirm it, and this will give you and the buyer confidence that it's the real deal. This will also help it achive the best possible price, be it on ebay or through a major coin auction.
  20. Richard2

    John short cross penny

    Very nice and rare coin, doesn’t look to have much wavy ness but personally I wouldn’t attempt to flatten it
  21. And George IV really looked like that. In his dreams!
  22. One of them coronation medallion thingummies
  23. Guest

    John short cross penny

    Quote: "It would be good to see a picture of your Offa" For my Offa penny, see here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-95356
  24. The first thing is how do you know it’s copper? Coins that have been in the ground often have a coppery sheen, the tone of yours does look a bit uneven. A very accurate weight measurement with a jewellers scales might help. The Royal Mint or internet could tell you what it should weigh . Don’t expect to get rich on this coin though even if a genuine mint error. EBay is usually the easiest place to sell this sort of thing . Jerry
  25. Here's another Kempson's Birmingham Buildings halfpenny Conder token.
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