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  1. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Too late
  2. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Worth buying at that price!
  3. Peckris 2

    Coin cabinet

    But three of your 4 examples were house, car, and pension. Sorry, but those really are necessary (though car could be managed without IF you live in a city AND you don't have a family).
  4. Weird. It's rated more scarce than 1914 (lower mintage) but much less than 1911-1913. I am very surprised by the Bull rating, but maybe it's an error?
  5. Peckris 2

    New to Roman coins

    In the early 70s I was a volunteer on archaeological digs - the golden rule was that anything you found in the 'spoil tip' you could keep as it was archaeologically almost useless having been removed from its context. I found a decent Julia Domna denarius there which came up VF after vinegar treatment. I was an impov student sadly so I sold it to a dealer when I got home. I think I got about £7 for it which was decent back then! 'Juno' reverse? That's not one of the more common ones.
  6. Peckris 2

    New to Roman coins

    There's quite a few women - usually wives or daughters of emperors who then succeeded them, for example Plautilla and Julia Domna to name just two.
  7. Still waiting to know what this variety is - I thought there was only one type of 1915 florin?
  8. I don't know this variety. What am I looking for that's different to the normal one?
  9. Peckris 2

    New to Roman coins

    First, if you're going to concentrate on silver, you don't need to worry too much about fakes. Gold and - surprisingly - large copper from the early Empire are more liable; copper is very hard to find in good condition and the pieces are quite large. Compare that with small bronze from the later Empire such as Constantine, which survive in enormous quantities. Roman is not hard to find especially silver (denarii and antoniniani) and small bronze, and you can pick up examples in quite high grade for what seems to be modest outlay. For example, imperial denarii of non-rare emperors can be found in EF for often less than £100. Huge numbers were minted and many are found and put up for sale. Hence the lower chances of being faked. These coins are "ancients" rather than "hammered" as such, even though the minting methods were similar. They tend to be quite a lot thicker. Silver quality varies a great deal, and the antoninianus (similar to the denarius but lower denomination) ended up being merely a silver wash over bronze. That does not of course make them less collectable. Then you have the Republic (BC; pre-Augustus) where coins were struck in lower quantities and are consequently pricier. It's almost a separate area of collecting
  10. Peckris 2

    Coin cabinet

    There's a HUGE difference between 'desirable' and 'necessary'.
  11. I'm not very impressed by their identifying Plautilla (wife of Roman emperor Caracalla) as "Plantilla". It's not even a typo as that's the name consistently used.
  12. Peckris 2

    James I shilling, mm Mullet

  13. It's obviously not mint, or it would say TREBOR . . . . . . . . . . I'll get me coat