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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Can't upload more just yet I have one raw in my album (that is the specimen that I have posted) and another entombed by ANACS as AU50. I will eventually post the reverse of the raw specimen and also obverse and reverse of the ANACS example.
  2. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

  3. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    That looks like an F-322a. Uneven berries... See attached image
  4. Bronze & Copper Collector

    I'm literally hopping mad

    Amongst my pet peeves is one regarding those that say “I COULD care less”. I have always said “I COULDN’T care less” inasmuch as it, to me, is more logical. If you could care less, then it has at least some modicum of importance to you. If you couldn’t care less, then it is of the absolute least possible importance to you. Yet, for some reason, both are used interchangeably, and accepted as meaning the same thing.
  5. Bronze & Copper Collector

    I'm literally hopping mad

    "Totally"
  6. Bronze & Copper Collector

    I'm literally hopping mad

    So, that's literally amazing, simply uniquely fantastic. Not wanting to split hairs (or hares, as the case may be). I also find certain egregious misuse of the language to be abhorrent, especially when presented by "professionals". What has happened to pride in presentation. I have seen errors in syntax, spelling, etc. in newspapers, on television, and other mainstream venues. Too many to list. Possibly it's merely that everyone has become an expert with that assumption supported by the use of spell checkers, grammar checkers, research done on the internet. After all, we are well aware that computers don't make mistakes, and that anything published on the internet should be taken as gospel.
  7. Bronze & Copper Collector

    NGC grading OMFG!!!

    Of course that is best suited, if at all, to the original submitter. A buyer of an encapsulated coin would simply return it to the seller. Although one caveat to that scenario is that most sellers will NOT accept returns of encapsulated coins. Additionally, assuming the seller DID accept returns, they want it returned as sold, not regarded or removed from the slab. And then there is always that one TPG that when challenged about its variety determination, simply creates a new, nonexistent variety to accommodate their attribution.
  8. Bronze & Copper Collector

    NGC grading OMFG!!!

    Aside from the possibility of the coin being downgraded, what compensation or benefit (term used loosely), does the owner/resubmitter/complainant receive? Are they compensated for the difference in value or do they just get a 'Thank you for catching our error' letter? It's a very vague statement on NGCs part, which I can understand from a business point of you...
  9. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    I reexamined the images and still think it is an obverse 11. To my eyes the spacing of the F:D: (letters and colon) match closer to obverse 11 than 12. Possibly slightly reminiscent of obverse 13 which I eliminated due to the lack of uneven berries. I also don't see the spacing as similar to obverse 13#, which, as I stated in the original post has the uprights of the R's in BRITT and REG pointing to a tooth. The coin in question has those 2 features pointing to spaces. Again however, images can be deceiving, although unintentionally, and the best assessment is done coin in hand.
  10. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Based on the image, I don't believe it to be an obverse 13 which has uneven berries nor an obverse 13# where the upright of the R's point to a tooth. Comparison of the image of the coin in question with images of obverses 11 & 12 and the corresponding respective descriptors lead me to believe it is an obverse 11.
  11. Bronze & Copper Collector

    December 2021 LCA catalogue now posted

    Lol... I should "have" (not "of") read your post first..... You're absolutely correct. And I love your example. The only caveat to blaming people entirely is the dreaded spell checker. Text from his neighbor I am so sorry Bob. I've been riddled with guilt and I have to confess. I have been tapping your wife, day and night when you're not around. In fact, more than you. I do not get any at home, but that's no excuse. I can no longer live with the guilt and I hope you will accept my sincerest apology with my promise that it won't happen again. The man, anguished and betrayed, went into his bedroom, grabbed his gun, and without a word, shot his wife and killed her. A few moments later, a second text came in: Damn autocorrect! I meant "wifi", not "wife"
  12. Bronze & Copper Collector

    December 2021 LCA catalogue now posted

    "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  13. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    For what it's worth, I have 1 8&c# and 2 7&c#
  14. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here you go... Now you can...
  15. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    How would you grade it? With a colonoscopy?? Assuming you can stomach it
  16. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Let's not get too "Saucy"
  17. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Penny Acquisition of the week

    An 1827 in that condition would be welcomed in any collection.
  18. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    Sure looks like a 14 & N... Nice find and nicer than mine
  19. Bronze & Copper Collector

    1684 Large silver coin ID.

    Some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth, other people ARE a silver spoon.
  20. Bronze & Copper Collector

    More Pennies

    Disclaimer: I'm looking at this on my cell phone. All I see is an F-29 obverse 6, reverse D. What could be confusing is that I do not see the LCW on the reverse. It could be the imaging, a worn die, or something else. But so far as I can tell it's a reverse D.
  21. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That would be an interesting "Twist".
  22. Bronze & Copper Collector

    Halfpenny ID check

    I use all the above AND Richards website.. I think I'll print it out and have a GREAT REFERENCE BOOK!!! It will just need to be updated periodically...
  23. My interpretation of those distinctions is that both coins are struck in copper. While the Copper Proof is 'As Struck', the Bronzed Copper is the Copper coin subjected to Bronzing. A Bronzed coin (or Medal), without distinction, COULD be struck in ANY metal (I'm not saying that it IS struck in any metal), and then Bronzed.
  24. A HUGE Thank You to Rob for that exceptional explanation (as always). I'll toss in my nomination to have Rob elevated to Professor Emeritus, resident Guru, some such title to recognize his enormous contributions to our knowledge base.
  25. The assumption is that the cataloger got it correct. Granted that they have MUCH MORE experience than I have, and I am loathe to dispute their attribution, but we all know that mistakes occur. Caveat emptor.
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