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  1. custard1966

    Advice on new collection

    Hi Bulldog, and Welcome. You might find it useful to read through this recent thread http://www.predecimal.com/forum/index.php?...=ST&f=17&t=1893 where this question was discussed. Then ask any follw-up questions here. Hope this helps
  2. The halfpenny would be worth around £6 in uncirculated condition with full mint lustre - in average circulated condition it has no real value. Assuming the Threepenny is not Edward VIII then it's worth up to £10 in mint condition, a few pence in average circulated condition. Hope this helps.
  3. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This guy's a real joker He posted this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/EX-RARE-1843-VICTORI...1QQcmdZViewItem as lustrous UNC I pointed out to him that it wasn't even fine, so he downgraded it to fine and cut the start price from £400 to £40 - which is still optimistic. Now he's back with this (Proof!) gem http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/QUEEN-VICTORIAN-1853...1QQcmdZViewItem
  4. I think it's a Freeman 6 - the commonest beaded border penny. It's definitely not a F7 - the sea doesn't cross the linear circle at the left and there's no rock to the left of the lighthouse. It looks like 6 because the shield looks flat and Britannia's thumb touches the St. George's Cross Worth £10-20 I should think.
  5. I'd expect a lighthouse to the left of Britannia - which appears to be there. I can't see a boat - but it's hard to tell from that picture. I think it's extremely unlikely since the ship disappeared in 1894 and never returned. I wonder whether what you can see is some sort of die clash ? With a better picture we might be able to be more conclusive. Otherwise, it'd be best to take it to a dealer who can examine the coin properly.
  6. custard1966


    I can never fathom why anyone thinks this is going to impress anyone or induce them to part with any cash. Good riddance to him.
  7. custard1966

    1909 Penny

    Michael Gouby has helpful pictures here http://www.michael-coins.co.uk/BP%201909%2...20varieties.htm He reckons there are 6 of the rare type known
  8. I hope it IS In fact I'm sure it is. I've only seen two for sale in the past 8 years - including the one I bought. Of the currency coins where there are more than a small handful extant this is pretty rare. Not only it is rare - it's desirable, the two don't always go together.
  9. Mine's the same. As is this one Michael Gouby's in the process of selling http://www.michael-coins.co.uk/bp_1860_k.htm Thay all seem to have die cracks on the reverse too ?
  10. It's unlikely there'd be more than one die for this variant so you'd expect them all to have the same features (all the N over sideway N in ONE examples have the 0 of the date over another 0). To be honest, with coins of this rarity 1. You take any one you can get 2. Condition is almost irrelevant, so long as the differentiating feature(s) are clear. You'd have to pay 2 or 3 times the cost of the examples we have for that EF one that's the finest available and I don't think it's worth it. If I've got one of the < 20 examples that's good enough for me - the rarity is inherent in the existence of the coin itself whereas for other coins - e.g. a BU 1918H - the rarity is in the condition of the coin.
  11. Thanks for pointing these out - I have deleted both coins from the website. If you notice anything further, please do let me know so that I can deal with it (and the guest dealer) accordingly. Many thanks Andy I saw Gary Phelps (or Gary Phelps-esque) dealing on your site a while ago. I considered emailing but thought perhaps it had been sanctioned! Just to be clear, I wasn't objecting to Gary Phelps selling clearly marked copies for a reasonable price on On-line coins, E-Bay or anywhere else. My concern was about ANOTHER dealer selling what looked like a couple of Gary Phelps products without labelling them sufficiently clearly and for a lot of money.
  12. Thanks for pointing these out - I have deleted both coins from the website. If you notice anything further, please do let me know so that I can deal with it (and the guest dealer) accordingly. Many thanks Andy Thanks Andy - if only E-Bay were as diligent Hopefully, it was an honest mistake on the vendors part, but even so it's disappointing since these were advertised in Coin News (and then refused further advertising) and have been all over E-Bay for months. Hopefully, the vendor will remove them from their own website too or at least clarify what they are and adjust the prices somewhat. Anyway, glad you've sorted it out.
  13. It's not just E-Bay. I'm prepared to be proved wrong but aren't these http://www.onlinecoins.co.uk/viewcoin.php?...7&keepsession=1 and http://www.onlinecoins.co.uk/viewcoin.php?...9&keepsession=1 just the Gary Phelps copies you get on E-Bay for £15 ? e.g. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1952-Penny-Highest-R...1QQcmdZViewItem and http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Very-Rare-1933-Penny...1QQcmdZViewItem ?
  14. This one (which looks very similar) was on E-Bay last week http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1 - and now it's mine
  15. custard1966

    new guy here

    None of those coins would appear to be particularly rare (though they're outside my field of expertise). The silver ones will have bullion value, otherwise the value (for all of them) depends entirely on condition and will range from practically nothing to 10-20 pounds for an 'as it left the mint' quality specimen. Without photos it's impossible to be more precise. There are varieties of 1862 halfpenny that are very rare and expensive, but again, without a photo it's impossible to see if it's any of those. Hope this helps.
  16. custard1966

    new guy here

    Hi Dave, By all means post a list here and we'll do our best. For some coins we can say straight away whether they're worth anything or not but for most the condition is the key factor so you'll get much more accurate info. if you sign up as a member and post pictures of the coins.
  17. custard1966

    Anything else?

    did you see this one ? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1926-MODIFIED-EFFIGY...1QQcmdZViewItem
  18. custard1966

    don't know where to start

    Your best bet is to grab a copy of Coins News that'll list all the fairs - major & minor
  19. custard1966

    1918KN penny

    I'd say it's short of being Fine, but otherwise problem-free These aren't too hard to find in lower grades. How much did you pay for it ?
  20. custard1966

    don't know where to start

    Welcome to the forum In addition to what the others have sensibly advised, if you're in the UK have a browse through Coin News in your local newagents. You should find plenty of ideas about what to collect. Note also that your budget and how frequently you want to be able to add to your collection will affect what you can go for. Unless you're buying stuff for a few pence I'd advise steering clear of E-Bay and the like until you're more experienced. Look through the forums here for all the pitfalls ready to trap the unwary. By all means browse E-Bay for inspiration/education. The best way to get going is to be able to find one or two dealers who you can talk to. If you can get to a local fair (or retail premises) this is the best way - though I'd avoid the big London ones which are just too hectic. Any good dealer will be happy to advise you and will look to build a long-term relationship with a customer who keeps coming back. You also get the advantage that they'll know what you're looking for and will keep an eye out for it when buying new stock. Hope this helps.
  21. custard1966

    1879 Penny 9+K, D:G.

    I have an 1860 F10 penny with a missing colon dot after BRITT I checked with John Jerrams and his opinion/experience is that a single missing dot is considerably less interesting/valuable than a complete missing colon, e.g. the missing colon after F:D variety.
  22. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This is the link http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...focusZbsQQfviZ1 The text looks like a copy (badly rearranged), as do the pictures The sellers feedback is dreadful.
  23. custard1966

    1883 Penny Obv.12 Rev.N

    I have the same 'fault' appearing on an 1882H penny.
  24. custard1966

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And notice how all but the first bidder have zero feedback