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Posts posted by Diaconis

  1. 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!

  2. 1 hour ago, secret santa said:

    Grab yourself a bit of the Edward VIII penny.


    🤔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’

  3. 53 minutes ago, Sword said:

    Doesn't do it for me. I think the design has somewhat fallen between too stools, and is not particularly inspiring. It doesn't look traditional or modern.

    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.

  4. Looks very interesting. Has anyone read it? 

    Publisher ‏ : ‎ Royal Numismatic Society (1 Sept. 2020)

    Language ‏ : ‎ English

    Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 1870 pages



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  5. 10 hours ago, Michael-Roo said:

    Yes, pre obverse die crack would be a bonus but surely a realistic grade would be NVF? 

    After looking on their website one can see that the die crack, early though it is, has succumbed to the usual contemporary tooling.

    The leaves on the wreath and high points on hair are flattened. The reverse shows wear concomitant with that exhibited on obverse, lion’s breast and ribs in escutcheon, jewels in crown, Irish harp etc. Peripheral residual lustre is present so I’d give it a generous Sheldon of EF45, so in that context it is “extremely fine” though only equating to VF in ‘real money’.

    I’ve seen worse examples go for more than £6,750* and better examples go for less. 

    * here’s an example of someone blindly trusting the grade on the slab (MS63😂) and shelling out £11,500 for an example which I’d have to be put in a headlock to offer £4,000 for.