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  1. I just end up keep recycling them in haha, I will probably call it quits after another couple though.
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    New Arrival

    Congratulations jaggy!
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    'dipped Roman contemporary forgeries'

    Hi Steve, You can reduce the pic size see Pickris' comment below: I don't know about the coin myself but thought I would just help getting a picture up, would be nice to see
  4. Oh and if you want any PM me which ones you need as I have a load from those runs that I might otherwise just put back into circulation.
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    The Last Round Pound United Kingdom £1 2016

    Me too, I quite like it. Here's the link to it for anyone who's interested, they're £10: http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Last_Round_Pound_2016_United_Kingdom_1_pound_Brilliant_Uncirculated_Coin
  6. Welcome Mark I have been collecting £2 coins as well, and only just recently in an active manner. As smoke mentioned one thing you can do, if you want a circulated Jane Austen £2 is go to the Bank and withdraw £X in £2 coins, then go through and see if you get one. This can be a long process though and of course the chances are slim you'll find one, but this is how I got 6 commemorative coins I needed in two trips. Hope this helps.
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    Beatrix Potter

    Yeah, they have been sky-rocketing haven't they.
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    I was thinking the same in terms of corrosion.
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    Hey Elaina, As it's magnetic it's unlikely to be Copper. I would say it's not of any particular interest and that something may have happened to the Nickel plating leaving the steel beneath to rust, but I wouldn't know for sure or how the plating would have come off.
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    Opinions on eBay

    Hey all This is a bit of a broad question but I was just wondering what people thought about eBay as a place to buy coins. Of course the majority of pictures (that I have seen) are blurry and lacking any detail, providing little chance to really get a good look, but some with 14-day return policies and good pictures seem less risky and sometimes a bargain (red herrings maybe ). I know that there are coin dealers and coin fairs etc but I was just curious to how often people use eBay as a source for coins and what they think about it. Look forward to hearing the responses, thanks in advance
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    Opinions on eBay

    Good idea azda, I will check around for the list you mentioned.
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    Recent aquisitions

    Nice coins @Matteo95 very interesting background, nice looking design!
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    Hi and welcome, I am also new so I will probably not be too helpful but in 2012 Royal mint changed 5 and 10p coins to nickel-plated steel, so it should be magnetic anyway: http://blog.royalmint.com/why-are-some-uk-coins-magnetic/ I can't help you with regards to the colouring, it's not rust is it? - I am not sure if they even can myself. Do you have a picture of it so we can see it? Hope this helps somewhat.
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    Opinions on eBay

    I definitely need to get more informed before going back to eBay myself as I believe some coins I previously bought on there were probably overpriced on reflection! I didn't know that about Sundays, I will avoid them like the plague in future, I appreciate the heads up. Luckily as I am only collecting £2 at the moment I don't have so much of an issue with having to be specific, but I can see that hitting me in the near future.
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    New pound coin

    Just throwing it out there, probably unlikely. But do you reckon there's a chance the obverse/reverse die is on the underneath instead of above the blank for a few machines whereas it's normally the other way?
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    Opinions on eBay

    That all makes sense, I have already found myself getting a little carried away with the coins, but have slowed down now. @IanB Waiting on a couple of books to arrive then I can get down to some reading and hopefully maintain my interest whilst leaving my bank account relatively unscathed. @declan03 Sorry to hear about the 20p, that must've been a big disappointment, did you get your money back? I think I will leave eBay for now and just casually flick through without committing to anything when I have the time. Save up my money for the November London Coin Fair Thanks for the advice all! Much appreciated!
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    Hey all

    I saw earlier this week, but thought I would be a little overwhelmed as it's just the end of my first week actively collecting haha
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    Hey all

    Hi all! My name is Duncan and I have recently started getting a bit more serious about coin collecting. The last few years I have been passively picking up commemorative £2 coins in change and holding on to them (although I have some that aren't £2), after slowly growing I looked at them recently and have started getting a little more serious. I have just finished getting the 6 pre-1997 £2 coins and now I look to expand out the rest of the set. Eventually I will probably work my way down into pre-decimal coins, but I imagine way off in the future. Hoping to learn a lot here about, getting myself a few books on coins suggested by this site so I can build some base knowledge and start to climb the learning curve. Thanks for reading, hope to get to know you all soon. All the best, Duncan
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    Hey all

    To get rid of the verdigris? Thanks for the tip!! I will try it
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    Hey all

    Ah nice, do you have many of the 50ps then? I was thinking of attending the London Coin Fair in November, I was worried it would be all coins over £150 or so, is it a fair mix of coin price ranges then? Either way I wouldn't mind going just to have a look I haven't really lurked, feel like I should have haha
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    Hey all

    Thanks for all the welcoming everyone Doing a little here and there Stuntman, I got a 1901 Penny the other day so little by little for me. Will probably be a little more decisive once I read more. With regards to the commonwealth coins I only have one myself too, luckily the Ireland one (I think), but if you look on the left it is the coin I mentioned with verdigris
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks for the link bagerap! It'll stop me stumbling into bad dealers. On another note, I saw this the other day, extremely over priced, probably a joke, but at least it's the genuine coin: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Abolition-Of-The-Slave-Trade-1807-2007-Minting-Error-2-Sold-by-a-Black-Man-/192125196061?hash=item2cbb8dd71d:g:v1wAAOSw4A5YwUWr