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Diaconis

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  1. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    Goodness gracious, as it ‘appens, I think you’re right
  2. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sage advice
  3. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Free postage though
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/17/us/john-j-ford-jr-81-dies-coin-dealer-and-collector.html
  5. Diaconis

    Florin 1849

    If it was a polished disk then I agree, but the overall dimensions do not take into account any variances in reeding/relief/embossing. The volume of displaced water accounts for this.
  6. Diaconis

    rare as hens teeth, Gold mancus

    I find it hilarious that the 'k' in 'Manc-Wan*s' is replaced by an asterisk however the word at the end of the sentence is totally devoid of censure. I always thought that the latter was higher regarding its order of precedence on the Offence table.
  7. Diaconis

    Florin 1849

    Specific gravity test - there are enough demos on YouTube
  8. Diaconis

    Brighton halfpenny

    Never mind, it seems that they crop up often so just a matter of keeping your eyes peeled. Good luck with the search.
  9. Diaconis

    Brighton halfpenny

    Try DNW https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=546&lot_uid=373462&search=1
  10. Diaconis

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Ebay, it's not ALL that bad, is it? Let's post some coins that we're happy we picked up on that much-maligned den of iniquity. I'll start. I picked up this Cromwell shilling in 2002 and I was very pleased with it at the time. I think it has been lightly cleaned at some time but is re-toning nicely. Prooflike fields. It wasn't a bargain, in fact, double EF book at the time😲. My inexperience led me into an adrenaline-fuelled bidding war.
  11. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    How weird, I’ve got that ‘vu jàDé’ feeling that I’ve never seen it mentioned before.
  12. Diaconis

    rare as hens teeth, Gold mancus

    Apparently there’s a plastic mancus but that’s from London.
  13. couldn't post links so had to screenshot The Numismatic reviews are also there but couldn't see a mention
  14. Wasn't sure where to ask this question but as it is related to provenance research this is as good a place as any I suppose. It's a long shot, but does anyone currently have access to the Gale Cengage Eighteenth Century Collections Online database? And if so would you be willing to access/download a document for me? thx Paul
  15. Diaconis

    Glendining auction catalogue March 12/13th 1958

    There's a copy on eBay now. Not sure if priced https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hn-Glendining-Co-Catalogue-of-Provincial-Tokens-of-18TH-Century-1958-cb308/254481367683?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225075%26meid%3D16974f583f5a4f378398a9103258d9a9%26pid%3D100290%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D114287901941%26itm%3D254481367683%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2060778&_trksid=p2060778.c100290.m3507
  16. Diaconis

    rare as hens teeth, Gold mancus

    looks like it was made yesterday👍🏽
  17. Trump’s still got the edge
  18. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    someone who's easily impressed https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/very-rare-1967-one-penny-coin-it-s-amazing-how-big-it-is/143311843467?hash=item215e0d308b:g:DKQAAOSwV7NdFjKI
  19. Dave, Surely that's a term that a Bishop could also use, however only a numismatist might use the term 'reverse' when alluding to the backside of the actress.
  20. said the numismatist to the actress
  21. Diaconis

    Site problems?

    Blakeyboy drew my attention to the fact that the recent topic concerning the Wyon Cambridge medal is no more, ceased to be, as it were. 🤔
  22. Re: catalogue cost This handwritten calculation was entered in the sale catalogue along with names of buyers. Cost of printing was not insignificant
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