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  1. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It certainly makes you doubt their professionalism
  2. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This photo is from their website, resident coin specialist Ken Payne, perhaps grading a coin? sorry Ken
  3. The Cromwell Crown piece sold at Heritage on Jan 12, 2004 for: $13,800.00 (£11,000 in real money at the time). When taking the obverse dings into account it may seem steep, for some, at today's prices. After taking another look, I think that the reverse saves it, beautiful!
  4. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    🤔why not model it in 3D, divide it up and number each piece and allocate a specific numbered piece of the coin to each buyer?. Then the concept of fractional ownership might have some meaning to a collector, i dont know. I also wonder about the second hand market. It might be worth a punt in the short term. Shares will be on ebay for double the price or more before you know it. Not really my cuppa tho’
  5. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    and they say you can’t polish a turd
  6. Wasnt sure if this is the right topic but it made me smile. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10470663/In-penny-200-000-Rare-Edward-VIII-coin-sold-huge-sum.html
  7. Diaconis

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    All you miss is the helmet Blakey
  8. On a more serious numismatic note: Could this Aethelstan penny be proof, that Humpty Dumpty did, in fact wear a syrup? Moneyer; unidentified (but the case is still open).
  9. 1689 4d, Obv. GVLIELM (V/inverted A) S ?? Rev. Unbarred A in REGINA
  10. oops, i missed it. Ill be more vigilant in future.
  11. must it be traditional or modern? can it not be judged without categorisation? Personally speaking, I think it looks mass produced and lacking any character so it leaves me stone cold, …. its bullion and i’d only pay spot for it.
  12. Diaconis

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    Tell me you’re joking
  13. Diaconis

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tooveys/catalogue-id-srtoo10334/lot-77b30d5e-4fda-4d67-8e02-ae1601389015?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link Heres a contemporary cast copy for 300-500 which tbh is an extortionate estimate imo. Nevertheless, its a good copy.
  14. Diaconis

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Who's side was he on?
  15. Diaconis

    Books Section

    Gratifole from the bottmoly heartage Blakey
  16. Diaconis

    Books Section

    Looks very interesting. Has anyone read it? Publisher ‏ : ‎ Royal Numismatic Society (1 Sept. 2020) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 1870 pages £150(ish)
  17. Diaconis

    New Years Revolutions?

    Happy New Year all.