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  1. 14 points
    Bought an unusual penny on Ebay recently which had a re-entered G in D:G:, rotated noticeably.
  2. 12 points
    It being the first I've spotted for sale in 40+ years, and having been missed by the seller (though surely bloody obvious?), I'm very pleased to have acquired this C over L 1673 farthing. Although I have read fewer than ten are known I have seen two only, those being the Colin Cooke coin and Joe Lee's, both of which are inferior to this one which I'd grade as a solid good fine. There are no online records of any other examples, be that sales or in collections. I also checked through my old farthing catalogues and found no examples listed for sale, or even as a recognised variety, at any point throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Fifty quid. Bargain.
  3. 11 points
    With the purchase of an 1806 gilt copper proof from LCA last weekend, I've now got all three 1806 proofs from the KP31 die - Peck 1325, 1326 &1327, gilt, bronzed copper & copper. Whilst I've no intention of even attempting to become a major SOHO proof specialist collector (a lifetime's work, pretty much), it's always good to get a few proofs, and these were easy to recognise because of the incomplete 0 and no base serif to 1.
  4. 11 points
  5. 11 points
    I've just finished conserving my 1893 short proof set box, and I thought I would share the results. The first pic shows the box in its original state with dozens of scuffs, a broken wooden lid and damaged hinge. I've now re-glued the wood, repaired the hinge and used acrylic paint to touch up the scuffs, followed by a couple of treatments with with hide food. The results are in the second pic. I must say that I'm very pleased with the results. The box hasn't been restored to brand new, but it does look very much nicer than it did when I got it. Just need to visit the bank to put the coins in, and then its onto the next project of sourcing a 1887 set plus box!! Sorry about the slightly blurry image of the second pic.
  6. 10 points
  7. 10 points
    Picked this up about three weeks ago but I was away so didn't actually have it in hand until a couple of days ago:
  8. 10 points
    Very pleased to have obtained this problem free William IV 1837 penny in about EF. Scarcest date of the few William IV pennies, and very difficult to get in high grade.
  9. 10 points
  10. 9 points
    Delighted to have bought this slabbed 1806 copper proof - KP31, Peck 1327. It didn't sell at the recent LCA, so got it post auction at the lower reserve amount. Originally Lot No 1803.
  11. 9 points
    I spend most of my collecting time in local markets - I have a stall selling coins and as a result have bags of coins brought to me regularly. My experience is probably at the low end of the market, but I find much more positive. I sell lots to new collectors who are far more interested in the attractiveness of the coin and its history, not some remotely attributed "grade". Today I stalled out at a local car boot sale. I spent the best part of 3 hours talking about and selling coins to enthusiastic new collectors without once getting into a debate about "grade". To me, this is what coin collecting should be about. The top end of the market is dominated by "investors" and collectors with more money than interest in real coins. I will stick with grass roots thank you.
  12. 8 points
    Six years it has taken me ,i have looked at a lot and bought a few in that time. Finally even though i have stopped collecting i have bought a mint one ( due to knowing how hard they are to find ) of which the photos in plastic do not do the coin justice.
  13. 8 points
  14. 8 points
    Just arrived - 1918-KN. A nice addition to my George V penny set
  15. 8 points
    Much like many Ebay sellers.................
  16. 8 points
  17. 8 points
    Just won - and paid for - this 1914 penny at BSJ. Slabbed NGC and graded MS65 RB:
  18. 8 points
    From the recent DNW auction lot 544 couldn't resist it at £65 plus extras. A standard 1858, but IMO a nice coin.
  19. 8 points
    One i bought NOT attributed off a dealers website ,he is a good friend ,so did tell him what it was but happy to sell it me 👍 They are easier to spot with the other indicators ,die crack to the left of DEI and a wider I in Gratia. Dont see many in a decent grade 1848 /6.
  20. 8 points
    Very pleased with lot No 543 won at the DNW auction earlier this week. It's an 1856 small date PT penny in virtually BU, with extensive lustre. There is unfortunately a detracting mark on the reverse, without which I think it would have fetched a bit more. But still a really nice coin.
  21. 8 points
    I bought the F79 in this week's DNW sale. It's virtually BU.
  22. 7 points
    I have added a new page to my halfpenny site called rare halfpennies and added your photos. Not being a halfpenny collector, I'm open to suggestions of what other coins to include on this page, which would be of interest to collectors.
  23. 7 points
    1874H off eBay NOT attributed F76 and scarce.
  24. 7 points
    Or mine! More tarnished but maybe more detail?
  25. 7 points