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  1. 6 points
    For Monday..........(with apologies for the F word. I would have said buzz off or clear off)
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    Received it today. Would grade about fine. I was slightly concerned that it might be a large rose, large date specimen, as so many times the two (large and small date) are confused. But I needn't have worried. It's the real deal. The bulbous end of the date 5 top bar is slightly worn, but still there under magnification. Plus the other indicators are in place, such as the die crack through the 5, some die clash marks off Britannia's right arm, and the colon being closer to the F of DEF. Apologies for picture size disparity. I had this sorted, but the solution no longer works, unfortunately.
  4. 5 points
    I just did an Amazon product review, and got this in reply. I mean, are they truly having a larf, or what?
  5. 5 points
    Just to add to how rare these are although you know F474 4+C. I have just been talking to Dave Craddock and over 40 years has looked at thousands and never found one ,in his opinion they are much rarer than R12 👍 If he tells me something is extremely rare it will be , as MOST types of BRONZE coins he will of had a few of and probably handled and looked at more than anyone else.
  6. 5 points
  7. 4 points
    Some heathen humour 😁
  8. 4 points
    Here are the stats from my 5 years capture of YH penny ebay listings, from over a decade ago. I think if I were to now repeat the exercise (which I won't!) there will no longer be as many 1856's appearing. It seems that for Plain Tridents the small and large numeral types appear in similar numbers. I was a bit surprised when I did this exercise to find that approx. one third were OT's; I had expected fewer. It is still one of the few coins I seek in high grade for my collection, so it's annoying that there were examples like the one pictured below which got away from me!
  9. 4 points
    My latest acquisition arrived today a 1929 PCGS MS62. While a common coin this one is a pleasing example with the thistle on the reverse well struck with the base of the thistle showing the detail a feature often missing on even high grade coins.
  10. 4 points
    I have just put on eBay a reasonable grade 1858 large rose (large date, sadly!!) penny, which members might be interested in, along with a few other lower grade scarcities and date width varieties. The link to the listings is : https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=285024221493&_ssn=1970kit&_sop=10 Hope they might perhaps be of use to members... Cheers!
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    Yes the Large date is only what i consider rare in grades above VF ,like most copper penny varieties you can find most if you look hard enough. Try finding them in high grade though...... I have this Large date in the Baldwin Auction and not many as good to the best of my knowledge ,if it wasnt for the ejection pinch at the top i feel it may of graded higher.
  13. 4 points
    Not purchased this week but received back from NGC today. Really happy with the grade as although its a weak strike as quite a few are they are scarce BU and Graded RED. Verify NGC Certification | NGC (ngccoin.com)
  14. 3 points
    Same here Ian. High grade 1856 OT pennies seem distinctly rarer than high grade 1843, 1849, 1860/59 currency, and 1839 & 1853 proofs. Even at low to middle grades they are hardly ever seen. I did notice an a/UNC specimen on offer from Dave Craddock a year or two back (for about £1600 I think), but hadn't read until the e mail had been in the in box for a day, and on enquiry, it was, as expected, gone. All the more frustrating, looking at your chart above (for which many thanks by the way), where is can be seen that they formed over a third of the 1856 total.
  15. 3 points
    I have just put on eBay a reasonable grade 1858 large rose (large date, sadly!!) penny, which members might be interested in, along with a few other lower grade scarcities and date width varieties. The link to the listings is : https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?item=285024221493&_ssn=1970kit&_sop=10 Hope they might perhaps be of use to members... Cheers!
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    It's not uncommon for the silver washed coins to be without most of the original coating. However, many counterfeits are quite worn, and I guess they must have circulated as small change for a while as there were often lack of copper coins in the early 19Ct - Here's my other three 1816 counterfeits. The first with a little silvering left
  19. 3 points
    Looks like the dark haired girl is about to fire off a text on her iPhone... The guy's saying "Right, I'm going to stick his burnt sienna where the sun don't shine"
  20. 3 points
    A day late and a dollar short on the 1847/6(or 8)
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  22. 2 points
    Hi - this is a Scottish Thirty Shilling piece, not an English halfcrown. The mintmark is thistle (as you suspected). https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces55469.html
  23. 2 points
    A Classic and so true....
  24. 2 points
    I came across the November 1969 "British Coin Index" while clearing out before moving house. I must have inherited it from my dad, as I was only 6 years old in 1969. Some of the prices are quite interesting. Uncirculated Gothic Crowns seem a bargain at £185 (or £210 if you want the plain-edge proof), while poor old Churchill crowns haven't made much progress on the 37.5 pence quote in 1969. On the florins, my particular area of interest, there are some surprises. The 1932 UNC at £230 (not far off today's price in absolute terms) is more than the 1905 (£200) or 1925 (£220), while uncirculated 1849 Godless florins are only £34.
  25. 2 points
    I've always liked JRM as a person, ever since that famous put-down of David Dimbleby on QT. Priceless, the lesson of which is underestimate JRM at your peril.





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