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  1. unknown coin

    It's a Harold I fleur de lis type, but I can't make out the mint, it's quite low grade and it's cracked. It's scarce as a type, but unless it's a rare mint not worth a huge amount on account of the faults. Try cropping the image so the coin fills as much of the image as possible and repost. You are only fillng 5% of the available image space with useful content.
  2. New pound coin

    Nah. There's always one.
  3. New pound coin

    At the £500 level they should be exceptionally rare.
  4. New pound coin

    Well, if it's only a handful of people listing out of a population of 60m +, then at least the idiots are rare.
  5. Here's an 1811 from the archive to compare. Sorry, only the one image to hand.
  6. Impossible to say from the image. Seuk's site with contemporary counterfeits is http://www.steppeulvene.com/index.bank_token_3s.html For a genuine example see below. This is 1812 (no 1811 to hand) and shows slight detail differences compared to the 1811 varieities according to Davis, the latter having 5 berries in the laurel, the first leaf pointing to the first limb or end of E and the reverse has anything from 24 to 27 acorns in the wreath.
  7. 6 Peter Rabbit 50p coins needed

    I know, but it's close enough to a rabbit for an Easter present given the likely age of the recipient. You could have Chinese Year of the Rabbit coins, however, there aren't a huge number of coins featuring rabbits, so beggars can't be choosers.
  8. Mine is 14.78g. A copper counterfeit with a silver wash would be nearly 15% light assuming all dimensions were as for a genuine coin, so you would be looking at around the 13g mark.
  9. 6 Peter Rabbit 50p coins needed

    Irish 3d. How many do you want?
  10. Is "Cameo" a recognised grade/variety ?

    In which case, the cameo designation does not take into consideration the level of frosting, as what they are effectively trying to measure is the degree of polishing done to the fields and/or the grit side of the abrasive used? Presumably therefore, even a coin with non-frosted features should qualify for cameo or deep cameo status if the newsprint test is met? Anyone expand on that?
  11. I suspect opinions might differ on that one.
  12. Is "Cameo" a recognised grade/variety ?

    I think they are trying another way to market slabs as the desirable way forward by 'assessing' beauty (which will always be in the eye of the beholder). Why else would a grading company which purports to assess the grade strictly on the degree of wear then give an aesthetic attribution - something they allegedly were trying to eliminate when getting the slab concept off the ground? As far as a grading company is concerned, they should be consistently assessing the level of wear and the catalogued attribution. Everything else is irrelevant. Proof or not should be noted, but not prooflike. If cameo is used, then, Washer 01 should be an equally valid attributed grade, but I suppose they already have that with their M(ostly) S(mooth) designation.
  13. Declan03

    You could also get a larger gap than normal as a result of a weak strike or from die refurbishment if the fields were polished.
  14. I'm surprised it even got a bid in the first place given the £19.00 starting price. Maybe a decimal point placing error - nobody's infallible.