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  1. 5 points
    Haven't been on in a while and have started branching out into the more ancient British coinage. Here is one I got a few weeks back that I am extremely happy with. Corieltauvi Silver half Unit - 1st Century BC - Ref; ABC 1833 ; S400 - Weight: 0.44g Diameter: 11mm -11.8mm - Found in Wragby, Lincolnshire.
  2. 3 points
    Speaking of shill bidding, here’s some detective work
  3. 3 points
    My own 1877 F90 originally went up at 99p so I immediately contacted the vendor to tell him it was worth thousands and not to accept a tempting cash offer. Wound up driving up to Derby to inspect the coin before paying an arm and a leg for it !
  4. 3 points
    I must say he does a great imperination of fred scuttle
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  8. 2 points
    This is my example, courtesy of @Rob
  9. 2 points
    I'd trust Fred Scuttle more though.
  10. 2 points
    Peter Shhhhhhhhhh . The 1933 penny is a really good buy and well spotted
  11. 2 points
    GTG = Guess the Grade The 1923 6d looks AUish, 53-55 on the Sheldon scale. This one comes weakly struck most often, but looks to have a bit of rub on the curls. Maybe better lighting would help just a bit.
  12. 2 points
    It helps if you are knowledgeable in your chosen field when shopping for coins on e bay. Then the world is your oyster in terms of finding bargains, as opposed to the bay of sharks it is to the greenhorn newbie collector. Let's not forget that e bay sellers are just as liable to make mistakes or omissions in categorising, as they are to offer a costly dud. How else did I get a F76 for next to nothing, and a few members here have nabbed similar bargains. Before we get too sanctimonious and judgemental on sellers, maybe we should equally ask ourselves whether we would notify the seller what they'd got, if they were offering a real 1877 narrow date penny as a Bin for a tenner. As Gary says the type of seller is as varied as the types of people you meet in life. Some are thieving little toerags and others ultra honest folk who would never knowingly rip you off.
  13. 2 points
    As with everything, there is the good and there is the bad (and sometimes it gets ugly [sorry, I couldn't resist]). You could change coin seller with any other type of seller and the analogy is still valid. Please note that I use the term "seller" and not "dealer" inasmuch as, at least to me, they mean something different. By my definition a dealer, (in anything), is someone who earns his living by marketing and selling a specific genre of item AND has some sort of professional status and respectability. A seller is someone who has no professional status and is a casual purveyor of whatever he/she purports to sell. Specifically as an example, speaking for myself, regarding coin dealers and admittedly applicable to other products, there are professionals whom I would trust implicitly on their word alone as to a description or authenticity. There are others I have so little confidence in, I wouldn't trust them if I examined the item myself in hand. Some of these dealers do not even have a presence on ebay. I'm sure that most of you have had experiences that you can apply these ruminations to. Ebay, being a vast wasteland, has become a haven for charlatans, snake oil peddlers, and others of that ilk. Ebay, being a vast worldwide marketing venue is also home to some of the most respectable, honest, and classy people that I have come to know. Essentially it is a world within a world with its own broad spectrum of inhabitants. Unfortunately there is a miniscule amount of monitoring of sellers by ebay except where it affects their business model. It takes much effort on the part of potential buyers to convince ebay that an issue needs to be addressed, and more often than not, their actions are sadly inadequate and insufficient. When all is said and done, however, class and honesty will rise to the top and as a result will bring repeat sales, which is the foundation and cornerstone (keystone) of a successful business. The fact that any business, whether online (by itself or part of a larger market venue) survives for a significant length of time is and of itself a testament to its integrity and that of its management. Ebay survives because 8t is a worldwide venue that still has good sellers on it that draw repeat business despite the bad sellers that draw the ire and complaints of buyers. There is that old adage, "fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me". You just don't buy from them again. This diatribe is not focusing, accusing, or targeting any individual or business. It is merely an observation and commentary of the way things are. Simplistically, you can't have good without evil, nor can you have evil without good. They are the yin and yang of life.
  14. 1 point
    That is what i’m referring to, this is the obvious reason they bought into sovereign rarities. Strangling the collector for even more money. SR are also expensive
  15. 1 point
    Julie Etchingham - she's lovely. Reads our news at 10 on ITV quite often.
  16. 1 point
    Fake. London Coins should know better.
  17. 1 point
    Picked up this amongst a bag of otherwise junk and modern stuff yesterday. Slight upgrade for me and always nice to get one of the scarcer ones: 1875 H Penny, Dies 8 + J, F85 I believe:
  18. 1 point
    I would say fake - this has some of the characteristics of the fakes discussed on this forum about a year ago. The dents in the second one of the date and in the neck above look very familiar. Is the orientation right? These should be medal alignment, but the fakes were coin aligned.
  19. 1 point
    Crazy seems somewhat inadequate; but your point is well taken. Idiotic, asinine, lunacy, senseless, brainless, irrational, illogical, absurd, ludicrous, ridiculous, etc, might be better. However the English language is insufficiently populated with words that might be considered adequate to describe that gobbledygook translation of the description.
  20. 1 point
    Give me the choice of one coin from your collection, and I promise not to relay this to Mrs Mike.
  21. 1 point
    To be honest, I was so taken with the presenter, Julie somebody or other, that I wasn't really listening to what they were saying. That's when they weren't talking over each other.
  22. 1 point
    Hi, Paul yes I have managed to get a 1923 sixpence, see below. What are your thoughts on this one?
  23. 1 point
    Quite a decent one as well. As 164A's go.
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    More like Benny Hill to me!