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    Another couple of Encased Farthings added to my collection. Both are bought on eBay the first I had to bid on. Picked up at a reasonable price considering the prices of these are now increasing. The second one was a BIN price and at a price that was exceptionally good. I don't think the seller realised what he had. This particular example is quite rare to find and the fact that its in an exceptional condition makes it all the more desirable.
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    For the 1999 edition, only the 4th point (about misaligned colon dots) applies. For the 2001 edition, the 2nd point (1862/1) and 4th point both apply.
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    I'll go £95 [If the seller is reading this, the words "I'll go" under no circumstances constitute an offer to purchase...]
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    Apparantly he wanted thanks for sending the US stock market to record highs ( well yes donald you did do this but only by the realization that there would be a handing over too someone else soon and america would be rid of you). Well not rid of but certainly , but at least you might be able to go full time on those golf courses
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    Yup, all from Lockdales....... No reply yet. Jerry
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    Have sent him a polite message, let’s see if he responds. His account may have been hi-jacked, he has been around some time selling coins.......or he may just be a fraudster. Jerry
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    £44. It looks more like a 'B' than a 3, so that should be to left of the lighthouse😁
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    I couldn't afford to spend any more on it....things are tight! When it arrives I'll have a good look at the ding and see if it's a '3'........oh hang on.......damn.......
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    Yes, not having a freetext box, or having one that cuts you off before you've finished, is truly irritating. Maybe it's because their agents are too thick to understand what's written, or more likely, English isn't their first language in many cases, or possibly it's due to many illiterate offerings from the public, or a combination of both. Either way it means that much of the time you can't get your message across, and/or that "none of the above" applies to the preset options. I did have the misfortune to speak to one of their agents in a rare successfully made call a few years back. I couldn't work out whether the individual was frighteningly stupid, or deliberately taking the wotsit.
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    I've just done this although it didn't allow me to put in a narrative reason for reporting. I could only pick from lists of preset phrases.
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    Perhaps, Richard, you should report him/the item to eBay using the report this item link on the listing page? Taking pictures from another source is against eBay rules, not to mention false advertising!
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    Bungle the bear and geofery might like them (Remember rainbow!)
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    I am constantly surprised by the high prices on ebay fetched by cleaned coins - in my opinion they are worth 1/3 of what a decent uncleaned coin is worth.
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    I think that's DNW'ese for "cleaned". I agree with Rob it's sacriligeous and it's very annoying, especially when a really nice coin is tampered with and ruined this way. Sadly, it may well get slabbed at good grade now. A similar example happened to me recently, where the vendors took a wonderful coin (an 18th century copper proof) and tried to "improve it" before re-slabbing it, which meant it ended up looking like something out of a Christmas cracker (once you knew it had been treated). Idiots, and I was the mug who fell for it. Luckily I got my money back on re-selling it soon after. Not one to keep. Here's one of my "favourites", mainly due to the over-the-top write up from Goldbergs. It's from the Cheshire Collection (still on the web). "Maybe Queen Victoria herself saved this little darling" is how they put it. Well, she'd have had to have been about 185 years old to appreciate the colour as I owned this coin up to a couple of years before this sale, and it was a dullish orange colour then! Ex SNC 2001 with a black and white photo. Talk about Christmas Cracker again......
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    As you are aware, I like provenances. To this end I have a database which I regularly expand with a view to establishing which are the best available examples of a particular type so that when I am looking to purchase an example I know with a good deal of certainty that I am unlikely to find better, or only marginally so, thus negating any further upgrade. Patterns lend themselves to this because they are relatively few in number, so Moore patterns for example have between 100 and 150 known for all types which makes it an easy series to analyse. This coin being one of 4 examples of P2103 I have traced had the best provenance by a country mile, going back to less than 30 years after it was struck. This was due to Norweb recording the provenance she obtained from Brand, who did the same. Prior to the last 20 or 30 years it was normal for these never to be illustrated or assigned a provenance, usually being made up into bulk lots with similar types if there was more than one example in a collection, so any provenance is a bonus. So in answer, no it wasn't random. By doing due diligence, it should be possible for me to get an example of the four states of the laureate obverse die, each coupled with a different example of the four reverses (any combo will do), each in a different metal (silver, gilt, white metal and bronzed), which in conjunction with the coronet head P2135 which is only in copper will therefore provide a complete potted history of Moore's pattern pennies (excluding models). The only thing to add to this will be the tin uniface in my possession which was done from an unfinished reworked die that was previously the P2135 obverse, but which disintegrated. It suits my eclectic collecting habits. The description by Peck for this series also sits at odds with the evidence on the coins, so I am in the process of rewriting this section with a view to an article.
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    He has...  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-Penny-1863-Nice-Grade/333797053007?hash=item4db7dad24f:g:JucAAOSwT~lftTJx  Now at £30, with 18 bids, and just under three days to go... Who fancies a sweepstake on its final silly sale price? I will say £250. Anyone else fancy playing?!😜
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    this is an interesting thread. I tend to see our coins as a reserve, rather than as an investment. In other words, we buy when we're flush, sell when we're skint. Try to always buy better than we've got, and try to sell the worst first. Car failed the MoT? Sell a load of coins - it's easier than trying to find more work. And we know that in a month or two, when we've bought another car, we can start buying coins again.
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    Yes, absolutely. Unless it's an error like "BBITANNIAR", which has occurred on a batch of coins, there will be no interest, because the error discovered is not well known and is indeed, unique to the finder. It has to have limited marketability before a collective interest is sparked. Witness the 2008 20p debacle for an example of collective interest sparked by a moderately high number of error coins of the same type. Incidentally, I actually got one in my change the other day, but as is always the sod's law case whenever I get something unusual, it's got a weird stain on it.
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    And thanks for buying my book Bob!
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    The conservation so far......read from the bottom. I was outbid on a couple of the coins he said were returns. Jerry New message from: mralexandergrant (411) You are a complete bore go and get a life. Kind Regards Alexander Grant Dapper Coins https: www.ebay.co.uk/str/dappercoins Reply Make an offer Your previous message Hello Alexander, I am a little surprised to hear they were unsolds from the November Lockdales auction, as I myself bid above the upper estimate on two of them and was outbid. In addition to my friends coin, which he has in hand, this does seem rather strange, I am sure you will agree. However I will leave it there, other than to check with Lockdales re the use of their photos on Monday, and to report to Ebay depending on the outcomes, of course. Regards, Jerry mralexandergrant: This is an unsold item from the lockdales auction they all are in the owner they were all passed Your previous message Hello, I think your EBay account may have been hi-jacked, your photo of this coin is taken from the November Lockdales auction lot 230, and this coin is in the possession of a friend of mine and this has been discussed online as a fraudulent listing. You need to check the details of your ad. Regards, Jerry 1854 Victoria Penny. PT. AU. Lustre.
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    Beware this seller. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1854-Victoria-Penny-PT-AU-Lustre/254791108305?hash=item3b52bbc6d1:g:~aQAAOSwSAtfwMgr The penny he's selling is sitting at home with me as we speak. He's taken the photo from Lockdale's site and is offering it as his own.
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    Here we have an object lesson in what not to do with a coin, which seriously p's me off makes me livid. First of all we have a pleasantly toned coin, a P2103 (dies 2+A) struck in silver with extensive rust spots to neck that had a decent provenance: T Bliss 653c, Sotheby 16/5/1916 V M Brand E M H Norweb 646, SCA 48 13/11/1985 P PAS 11.34g SCA 207 23/3/2011, lot 700 P DNW 183 lot 184, 8/4/2020 P NOW DIPPED and identifiable only by the tiny rim marks. Someone should be ashamed of themselves. Better still, if you want to play with dipping solution then use the change in your pocket. How to destroy value in one deft dip - take something that oozes character and can be chased back through previous catalogue images with provenance given and then transform it into a featureless landscape. There was no mention of the Norweb envelope in the DNW catalogue, so that's probably lost along with the provenance too. I despair. Two cheers for knocking a third off the value. £900 hammer for something that would go for in excess of 1500 all in under current market conditions is not a good result.