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  1. 4 points
    Received my latest coin yesterday. A NGC MS 61 1888 halfcrown. Perhaps a little under graded especially the reverse. Very difficult to photograph in the NGC holder due to scratches on the plastic capsule.
  2. 2 points
    Indeed. Going back through the centuries, the normal approach is not to mint any coins bearing the new monarch's effigy until the year following their death - so hence dated 2023 in this instance, not 2022. Maybe this is due to tradition, and waiting until after the coronation. Not sure.
  3. 2 points
    I think that is due to copper coins being more reactive than silver and is more susceptible to the effect of moisture and gases in the atmosphere. Hence copper is more likely to change even after slabbing.
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  5. 2 points
    Patterns are not something I usually go for, but got to have at least 1 example, right?
  6. 1 point
    That's quicker than expect. Originally think KCIII portrait won't be available until 2023. Now, thinking whether the upcoming launch of 2023 Britannia will also with KCIII obverse.
  7. 1 point
    I knew there was a 10 year "guarantee" but I'd no idea it only applied to the metals referred to.
  8. 1 point
    I'm going Pound, 50:1, Liz Truss 1000:1 Russia invading 100:1
  9. 1 point
    I would like to learn, in case if i discover the Scotch Tape proof coin earlier (due to capsule unable to screw) n have picture proof n the auction catalogue didn't mention it, is it possible to refuse acceptance of the auction items?
  10. 1 point
    Wonder what the long delay was all about. OK, so you live overseas, but that shouldn't affect posting dates. With regard to the capsule being wrapped in Scotch Tape, I find that inexplicable. I've had soft fabric round a coin, and that soft fabric wrapped in tape. But not the envelope or slab itself. As you rightly point out, you'd know immediately if the outer package had been tampered with, and the fact it was undamaged suggests the wrapping took place at LCA.
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    Actually, i don't know there is a 10-year benchmark for bronze/copper coins. Me too, once you notice any impecfection, you will always look at it😅.
  13. 1 point
    I think most of us do from time to time. The problem is that a blemish might be insignificant, but you will keep looking at it after it has been spotted.l keep mine in quadrums and so I don't need to worry about new scratches etc. But l do ask questions like if lustre has subdued on one side over time or is a carbon spot or other type of spot becoming more noticeable.
  14. 1 point
    Well, sort of, but it was my fault I guess. I bought a truly fantastic 1926ME Penny from a Spink SNC in the year 2000. Coin listed as GEF, but in fact on delivery noted it to have booming red/orange lustre. I was a bit nervous about maintaining the surfaces in the humidity of the Washington DC area and so about 5-6 years later slabbed it - it still looked superb but after about 10 more years the lustre had given away to Red Brown surfaces. Still the nicest I have seen but my goodness how it hurt....BTW the coin is the PCGS "plate" coin for the date if you look at their "Pop Reports" (it graded MS65RB).
  15. 1 point
    Quarter refers to 1/4 ton or approximately 500 pounds according to wiki and Google.
  16. 1 point
    You see these tiny spurs on the halfpennies of subsequent reigns too. I wonder whether the blanks were cut out of a strip of silver by four blows of a curved chisel of a quarter of the desired circumference. This would give a reasonable uniformity of size and weight, and they are certainly too small to be cut with shears. Jerry
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    I thought ide post this one as it may be of interest to some of you. It's an 1863 penny with a dot, well a dash really under the D in F D in the shape of a half round dot.
  19. 1 point
    Another type ticked off for me, I took a bit of a punt on this one but I'm more than happy!
  20. 1 point
    I'd say a plain 1865. The 3 isn't fully curved, it's the type with two straight lines for the upper, so a 5/3 shows a straight line angling down from the top right to where the 5 begins to curve. I see no trace of that. However, it's a very nice 1865.
  21. 1 point
    Not the greatest photo but I see no trace of a 3.
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  23. 1 point
    wow good spot, glad i got mine from a bulk lot where the coin was pictured (badly) or i may have gone for it trying to get an example. but it does say one coin at random from the picture... so if you bought all the coins individually?
  24. 1 point
    They just can't resist using performance enhancing substances.
  25. 1 point
    Pleased to be able to identify these tickets as the hand of Stephen Hill when at Baldwins (now Sovereign Rarities)