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  1. Kipster

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Nice coin, if you don't mind paying around ten times it's value. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/295698268997?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20220705100511%26meid%3Dc37fc3406ef140acbcbb21494311c853%26pid%3D101524%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D295698268997%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv%3DRecentlyViewedItemsV2&_trksid=p2380057.c101524.m146925&_trkparms=pageci%3Aea972ba3-fd75-11ed-b848-ce50d4f4e3a3|parentrq%3A6338b4751880a55daf6abeb9fffa146e|iid%3A1
  2. Very true, if someone needed to put the final piece of a run together. I'd have a job selling anything though as I'm a bit of a Mr Trebus, unless it was something I was quite sterile to.
  3. True that. About 6 miles up the road from me in Hatfield they were called 'dobbers'
  4. Does anyone know where you can check the scarcity of farthing varieties and potential values at all please? I know the usual sources, but wondered if anyone had any other pointers with more listed? I have a look at allcoinvalues as a very general guide, but have no idea how accurate this is. I've just picked up a second 1825 over higher 5 farthing which seems to be close to uncirculated for a very reasonable sum, and wondered just how scarce these are.
  5. When I was a kid in the late 70's/early 80's, we used to do the same. The Pakistani kids in the class used to do a kind of coconut shy but with marbles, and had their various wares lined up at the back of the concave drain grates that were just narrow enough to stop marbles falling through. You paid your entry fee in marbles, and dependent on what you handed over dictated how many shots you were allowed to fire at the prizes. If you hit one and it landed it in the drain cover, you won it. The simplicity of a playground childhood in that era will always stick with me. But in answer to the question, around St Albans, they were called Giants.
  6. Kipster

    The rarest coin you own?

    I find all these fascinating, so thanks for your replies. Each of us has something that obviously means something to us individually, and that's a wonderful thing.
  7. Kipster

    The rarest coin you own?

    I've not been on these boards long but it's very clear that there are some very serious collectors that post on here. I don't own anything which could be classed as 'rare', but have a few 'scarce' coins, with probably the scarcest a toned uncirculated 1851 Rev A Halfpenny. So I was wondering what is the rarest coin in your collection? And out of curiosity, would you ever part with it?
  8. Reply just received from NGC following my email: They asked for photos, so I simply took their photos off the registry and voila. 🤷‍♂️
  9. Absolutely. So if I'm reading this correctly, they state that there was an estimated mintage of 150 for the bronzed proof. According to their population report, they have graded 26 specimens of this variety, which equates to almost 18% of that mintage figure! Highly improbable. If the mintage was 1.5m, then maybe. I would say they have these arse about face.
  10. Just had this reply so would welcome some opinion please.
  11. Thanks for confirming it. I've had a confirmation email back from NGC saying it's been passed over to their registry people to investigate, so will just wait and see what they say.
  12. Kipster

    Coin cabinets

    Always useful to know, ta. I always have an eye on the ebay for bits and bobs, so just in case will make sure I look out for them.
  13. I see. Thank you. This is the coin in question from the NGC registry: https://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/6673730-006/64/ I'd say it was the same brown colouration as the 1831 of mine, with perhaps just a bit more warmth to it.
  14. Yep. I saw an NGC MS64 BN graded 1825 halfpenny for sale the other day, but it was clearly an 1825 farthing. I let the dealer know it was misattributed and they pulled it. But that said, that's a pretty basic thing to get wrong. Interesting. Would it be easy to spot the difference between the two?
  15. Kipster

    Coin cabinets

    Yes indeed. Even came with the original care instructions. I think the recesses will be fine for what I need. I'm only really after bronze and copper and don't really have anything bigger than a Victorian copper penny, so there's at least 3 of each size recess trays which should be fine.