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  1. 3 points
    Having looked at the picture of this one numerous times a few days ago i have now found to the best of my knowledge that the Reverse die is unrecorded ,other than being used for the VIP set. I was told months ago that the coins for the 1953 VIP set and not just the penny were struck from different dies and this clear picture of a farthing is one. Its not REV A or B. F to GAP I to TOOTH ,possibly longer teeth also though not 100% sure on that one.
  2. 3 points
    If you want to remove pvc residue, as I do on occasion, why not just use acetone? Very effective, inexpensive, and doesn’t affect the coin in any way. And also doesn’t turn anything blue, unless you breathe too much of the vapour to the exclusion of oxygen….oh, happy times…..😳 🥴☠️ Jerry
  3. 3 points
    I take your point about PCGS' procedures, but it still doesn't address the question of how do I distinguish between those treated with solution (MS something?) and those that are 'PCGS or NGC blue'? Call me old fashioned, but I like to receive a coin that visually is at least a close fit to the colour and tone as listed at the time of purchase. If I was to purchase the coin in question and armed with the knowledge that it started out as a brown coin, would I receive a blue coin or a brown one? It matters because I have bought a blue coin in the past that actually turned out to be blue in hand and I wasn't overly impressed. Assuming I am addressing Mr Rix, in 2008 I purchased a coin from yourself whilst still at NEN which was euphemistically slabbed NGC MS63BN. See below for a good approximation to the colour. It's so unnaturally coloured with an even blue sheen across the whole surface that nobody could reasonably defend it as un-tampered with. The slab even had a little blue sticker which matched the coin's colour to perfection - designer colours? On a serious note, there is a genuine credibility issue here when the images don't reflect reality.
  4. 2 points
    Pete it looks very much like the reverse C found on the 1954 with the F in FARTHING to the gap, and as you say is not listed for 1953 . one other noticeable difference is the outer rim is much wider than the A or B. It also looks to be in Cameo with polished field and frosted images . Well done great discovery
  5. 1 point
    I don't need to look very far. As someone who has used Photoshop extensively, I'd estimate that any combination of Unsharp Mask, Smart Sharpen, and / or High Pass filters have been used on that image. As a picture of a genuine coin I'd always go with the London Coins image. The blue is a joke. Reminds me of nothing so much as Coin Monthly's Year Book images at the head of each type in the Blue Pages - the isolation of the main design, legend, and rim, with the fields just a blank blue. But they weren't selling coins, just illustrating the different types.
  6. 1 point
    Shows it can be done and on the 70th aniversary as well , many congrats
  7. 1 point
    The lighting source and angle of viewing/photography play a large role in how any coin appears either in a photograph or in hand. In my opinion the PCGS image emphasizes the color while the London Coin image muted the color significantly, which was also obscured by residue. All of the items we sell have a no-questions-asked return privilege. As far as pricing, we do not disclose our pricing methods. We dot sell any coins as investments, only as collectibles. On some items we take losses while on other items we expect to make profits. Sometimes we win items at auction for significantly less than we are prepared to pay for them. We encourage our clients to do their own independent price research. Simply as an example you may see another proof of this date here: Auction World Co., Ltd. > Auction 23 Auction date: 16 January 2021 Lot number: 3500 Price realized: 900,000 JPY (Approx. 8,665 USD / 7,165 EUR / 6,378 GBP / 7,712 CHF) Save this lot Jump to this lot in the auction Show similar lots Lot description: GREAT BRITAIN Victoria Victoria (1837-1901) / Penny 1859 / S-3948 KM-739 Young Head The number of existing young heads seems to be a little higher than 1856, but it is the rarest proof penny coin available. There is no doubt that it is an issue. ⓇⓇ / NGC-PF62BN Proof AU ~ UNC Starting Price: 200000 JPY
  8. 1 point
    Incidentally folks, I note that this coin originally went for £2,400 hammer at LCA in December 2021 - which would be £2,808 after buyer's premium - link Atlas are asking $14,500, which at today's exchange rate of $1.29 to £1.00 is £11,240 - link That's a 400.3% profit mark up - nice work. Emphasises the point I made the other day in relation to the 1797 gold penny mark up by Baldwin's over the DNW auction price, and that was only a modest 41% profit mark up. Buy at auction if you're at all interested.
  9. 1 point
    Yes, but you're now in possession of the coin ready for sale. So can you confirm that its current appearance to the naked eye is the same as the one shown in the thread starter first post above (ie: blue)? Or not?
  10. 1 point
    I noticed there will be another penny from LCA years ago to be auctioned in HA, with slab change from CGS to NGC. I think price will go much higher as well, in view of usual high prices in US n Japan auction houses.
  11. 1 point
    Very interesting Chris. Is there even more 'enhancing'?
  12. 1 point
    Just arrived yesterday and not the best picture 😀 1853 Small date P.T. and scarce.
  13. 1 point
    A recent acquisition, the eye has it (Rob taught me that!)