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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    Disastrous month

    Unbelievable. If there were two bidders at 3000 zlotys the auction house should have notified you - as the later bidder - that you had been technically outbid. Either sharp practice, or extreme inefficiency. I sympathise.
  2. or... Alcune persone sono in campo?
  3. Heartening to see the community support around the defaced Rashford mural - and there was a piece on local TV today about primary schoolkids writing letters of support to the 3 who were abused.
  4. A useful resource - perhaps that link should be put into a separate post and pinned as a Stickie? It does seem though - from the pictures on the LCA page - that most of those coins look clearly cleaned, especially after a moment or two of inspection.
  5. That's one I don't have - a decent Geo IV Wyon "fantasy portrait" farthing, only the early "Georgie Porgie" type.
  6. Some absolutely disgusting racism against the three who missed penalties. It wasn't their colour to blame - it was their youth. I personally wouldn't have replaced Henderson with Saka, but ain't hindsight a wonderful thing?
  7. "Sausages with backside of mushroom, eh...? ...CYril"
  8. Yeah - you don't want coal dust all over your coins
  9. Or 'sometime cleaned' may merely be arse-covering time. When in even the tiniest doubt, play it safe.
  10. The Gnome Service, of course?
  11. Peckris 2

    Proof Set Boxes

    Mine's in cardboard too.
  12. There's much controversy about cleaning. I once bid on an 1887 silver set that a dealer there said he wouldn't touch "it's been cleaned". What I'd seen was coins with a mirror finish, and some people it seems can't tell the difference and categorise any old silver coin without toning as "cleaned". They aren’t, always.
  13. the 1925 in the DNW sale may be a better grade but it's no great shakes and is part of a 4 halfcrown lot.
  14. I picked up a 1925 halfcrown that had been seriously rubbed - GF/GVF from Warwick in the 90s. But as it only cost me £6 I didn't worry too much about it. Still is my 1925 until I get a better.
  15. Peckris 2

    1858/3 Penny

    This doesn't address Bamford's point about the low likelihood of a die lying around for six years and not reused. However, it could be explained by my pet thesis about the postponement of bronze from 1858 to 1860 being the reason why there are just so many 1858 varieties - if they'd used up older dies.
  16. Shouldn't his name be Hancockarse ?
  17. Peckris 2

    Halfpenny ID check

    PLNNY the Elder, or Younger?
  18. Peckris 2

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    Welcome Artisan, from yet another South Westerner! My first bit of advice is very simple. As a newcomer to collecting, don't even THINK of becoming a dealer until you have a solid foundation of knowledge in, and experience of, coins in general. I'm sure the dealers on this forum would agree? That doesn't of course prevent you from putting any spares you may have from your collection, up on eBay and you would get help doing that in this forum. Your area of interest - Roman to Victorian - is very wide, and there are many books you could invest in. The first one would be Spinks Standard Catalogue which is published annually. However, coin prices don't change dramatically these days so don't get the latest edition (rather expensive), but pick up a copy from eBay that's 2 or 3 years old and won't cost nearly so much. You can get help from members here about the coins you want to identify, but pictures are a MUST! If you need more room than the attachment maximum for each post allows, then just make more posts. Sadly there are no big coin fairs down here, which would be your best way to see and learn about the coins you're interested in, so treat this forum as your resource and we will help where we can. Good luck.
  19. I suppose it's one way of getting out
  20. Shouldn't be too hard? It was when the mintages shot up from 1914 that overuse of dies became a big problem (for collectors).
  21. Peckris 2

    2021 coin found

    Nearly 2 million? Not that rare!
  22. That would give me the pip.
  23. Here's one that looks very good value: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/265110436788?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D232899%26meid%3De95452bbb7dd4642ae96ab9b5ad9d552%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D10%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D255021337727%26itm%3D265110436788%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv9PairwiseUnbiasedWeb&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A265110436788e95452bbb7dd4642ae96ab9b5ad9d552|enc%3AAQAGAAACAKJpLCZ9BAnU%2BLv%2F2TlViRe5BiuLNxdinnoBu3Em%2Fh%2FcCQnr6%2FMnrSk90Q%2F%2FfU1yBC2j%2Fb%2Fgbbm6aMXJth3IUUgbh6Nh1t0I2HnzJG779FocVllifAwJXXW%2B0OBtr25RDCmv%2BTRPbap6oUOxuvviM5edRzb1gSYNu0yKQXfFZeQ5iljkx%2F2WDf5ZrFOhtBUqDCIeoNg0ZdrxWh6FJ0dSZx64LDibYEG2%2Bht39PqftG1JT1SJ%2BHQ1tzpm%2FfubiGdNFrCAEluwU3DLVtHsQwP%2FvhiZHlAXag5Xcaz5rc4Hg2L9PfD1aq7WXq6oIbF1FPXrPz5ybWDCffj%2FtJC9Mv2zpuq4YNHvS%2F1u58P82gKom5Jpu8CC%2BuqnCFumOfNVnd46oeodYQapVn8fj2OkDZ6VkVXRR%2FLxlgNNakxTyC8%2Be%2Bv39TVNfZZibVwdVfFPa%2F7sCOOfF2l4GpbynqTA57w4d734abNKB1Wpsivt%2BJSLlzkUSs3jjcI8kQCAz5Y%2FfCkec%2BYPPx6w1gbDHpWTFFMjKwsRfI2j20A1busquEtMSxhPphjZbucn%2FCi7T3WEfaoEi8OuodeZR3CEXvtwiCuiSw940gGM16ecMAHbdI0vzhaC1PAwkrkTldDOpqYwc6CWnicrzDbPgqiQ1v5RDzQ2v0dNLzILdAZwt1ymcKKS9An%2F|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2047675
  24. Nice. You won't have much trouble with a 1918, but as you probably already know, 1913 is the 'key date' in this series. Expect to pay nearer to £200 for a really top one, though you should be able to find EF for less than £100. In VF they are relatively easy. For example: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255021337727?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3b6074cc7f:g:smkAAOSwvuRgzKdu&amdata=enc%3AAQAGAAACkPYe5NmHp%2B2JMhMi7yxGiTJkPrKr5t53CooMSQt2orsSg3Ye8yTWgOW7pmE1t838ds6xaf4qHERs7uV%2Blw%2BJwaPS2IrSi6Y8Zr2fQ35Q4eogDMhexjrrQtysurJjix9tAfLWAZ1knBxAhmKRcCdMBj0XZTSlJSSLcfnYuULu9qX99rDcLFtiY3JcL3NZwoRSYjbe9GtLPfB0eFhohj%2BSWit%2FPtYuME%2Fh%2B%2Bu1Sv0ScsZaIJiEWDi93SFsQdT%2B0cShaCuqQLXJtGjPo0zOlE5k4ann7BV40QUi6nL58NWQD8uHdhpp1nG0lee3ITly1mRHWezo8o4AFUh9YX28F%2F3DlWSqm%2B1w0ccD14JPBK1fgeJlCjYvGVmsxaNQWjX9k9gys27P5NOpY3g1wgV%2Bzlgc313B5xmPR5cNqiIyJwratQ%2BBbD1RULZT8q8XaChGEJtrmr4M34QOraBlddMeiG5quVeuUzC0G2UTKCcrn7GFKJxApsAFkX5bSLhCz1pGm8GuzBb%2F9w2rbyB8kjZ%2BK46HpmoPOAXjPnO2Wx5xPR31xFg7dH2pw1m3P8WkZ%2FECEwxFbPNHX0x%2FgDSWHId%2FRBMGSOUkK3EJ9EsPUYMSI%2BchDV6GfNBMEYtO5r6QwkpSamqWOX6tlkPDqBDOcugzm4kE1SW7vEwO%2FXHRbuTxqgBxDttgsRXFT0eagmoL4MToiAGThiMulmo8oPCzGvZn5EpC2K4r5KAou1zlka8xNidVC4%2BuApjV3u%2Fqwo5TXmCT1kK7h2Z8yLunaj2wx7auw4oPjEbeavoyjJaCCNeyDucQm9GrzOCHZxnt5xaBE9y1n3vxoBPmg9jbGjxwFlUWnzEpacZ%2BzNebfkm%2BvKE9FGADT%2F%2FO|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524 (Why are some eBay links so bl00dy long??)
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