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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    or, minted by the Glazer family...
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    If only

    sadly an urban myth!
  3. Peckris 2

    Little coins big prices

    Does anyone know how Peter died? He was a real character, sadly missed.
  4. Peckris 2

    If only

    I hope you avoided Captain Pugwash - roger the cabin boy was a most unwholesome command.
  5. Peckris 2

    Little coins big prices

    Didn't he suffer a personal tragedy? I think he was very badly affected by it IIRC.
  6. Peckris 2

    Jeff Beck

    Over Under Sideways Down not only has brilliant guitar on, it's quite incredible it was created before 1967.
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    Jeff Beck

    Britain's best guitarist without a doubt.
  8. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    Ah, so the Titanic hit the Loch Ness Monster, not an iceberg?
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    More Pennies

    Titanic went down on 14/4/12 - presumably some pennies were struck after that?!
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    Lockdales auction 18-19/1/23

    it doesn't look like much as far as coins go - better if you like guns or Nazi memorabilia.
  11. Peckris 2

    Good morning all

    Welcome to the forums Kipster! With a few exceptions I've become a 'type collector' but I do like good quality copper and bronze; there seems to be more varieties in those series if you're into that side of things.
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    Royal Mint ads on Youtube???!?!!

    He already said - real crap
  13. I sent mine back - there wasn't a window 9.
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    More Pennies

    Indeed - there wouldn't have been any point minting a few pennies for that purpose unless they were to make up a set!
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    It seems that criticism of Putin obviously affects the inner ear leading to a loss of ability to balance properly...
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Ditto to the "I'm impressed". But the two coins are so similar that I'd say they probably must have come from the same location? Too much of a coincidence otherwise?
  17. Whatever happened to Accumulator?
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    there's an interesting (apparently) certificate authenticating the coin among the pictures. It COULD be genuine? If it is, then it could well fetch £100k or thereabouts. IF... however, the problem is that a Viking king Eric in the north is not necessarily Bloodaxe - Eric was a common name.
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    More Pennies

    There will always be a generation of collectors - some people buy vinyl records because they prefer that format, some buy just because they collect them as items, and there will be an overlap of both; among the collectors there is intense interest in - for example - matrix numbers that indicate the first pressing. Also, postcard collectors are thriving though not many still send postcards. I don't think we need to worry just yet.
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    Assistance Requested re: Identification Please

    The tetradrachm was widely used ultimately - the entire Hellenic world as ruled by Alexander, and also Classical Egytp? I can't give you more information about this particular one except to say that Herakles on the obverse and an eagle on the reverse was a fairly common design. If I could read the Greek legend more easily I'd transcribe it for you. This one is quite similar - a Ptolemy tetrad... https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bishopandmiller/catalogue-id-bishop10063/lot-ae6296b4-5623-44e9-a317-a8b200fe66c2
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    More Pennies

    Yes, if that was done much better, and was cheaper - I'd be up for it! It's true - I haven't left a gap, and if I DID buy a clever fake, I'd have to move everything along one... I wouldn't class a Taylor restrike as a fake - they're in a class of their own. As you and Rob say, he used original dies, warts and all, and sometimes in impossible pairings. It's almost as if the ghost of Boulton had come back to life.
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    No, but I'm never going to have a genuine 1933; however, if I'm collecting a complete date run of that series, a convincing fake carefully crafted from a genuine penny would fill a gap. Ah. I'm happy to offer £50 for that one! I was thinking of one in VF or better I think there's 3 factors: 1. objective i.e. absolute number minted 2. being recognisable - which explains why H & KN pennies (for example) are more in demand than minor varieties of bun pennies 3. popularity, which as you say is a product of marketing to some extent; either way coins can come into fashion a drop out again.
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    I can well understand that, and feel something similar. Having said that, I'd be willing to pay up to £300 for a convincing fake made from a genuine penny of that series.