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  1. OK great, thank you very much, I'll have a look. Yes I suppose while £1,000 for a George I copper halfpenny sounds a lot, you'd be better off forging a James II tin farthing for £3,500!
  2. Is the weight (or indeed flan diameter) of any importance with early copper coins? I'm specifically thinking about Charles II and George I, but any copper of that era. With silver, if the weight varies even by 0.1g I believe you're meant to hear alarm bells, but a 1675 Charles II farthing seems to be able to be anywhere between 5 and 6.5g, while a 1717 George I dump halfpenny can be two whole grams different to another on a flan ranging from 25 to 28mm. Are there standard weights and tolerances? Does this make it impossible to distinguish a good forgery from the not-brilliantly-struck originals? Thank you
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    How do you get eBay to do anything about it? Reporting them doesn't seem to make any difference (not that there's an option to report 'fakes'). I know Offa's coins sometimes look a bit simple but this is ridiculous: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anglo-Saxon-Hammered-Silver-Mercia-Offa-Silver-Coin-757-796-AD/124144247833 Presumably meant to be: But currently 40 times cheaper.