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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Ditto... Gut feeling based on very little experience. I would suspect, however, that a coin that has been bronzed would NOT display any luster (lustre). I think it might also display a slightly different surface texture. Whereas a coin as struck, would display some natural luster, at least until it disappears with handling or age.
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    My Browsers have ground to a halt

    I would suspect using cpu resources first.
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    My Browsers have ground to a halt

    Windows Task Manager???
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    The Iain Dracott halfpenny article

    PM sent...
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    Ernest Bramah - English Regal Copper Coins

    It might be in contention for Best Line of the Year...
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    Help With Denarius Identification

    Being an Emperor would trump Trump being only a President... Maybe the the etymological root of 'trample' is actually 'trump'. As in the following. "The Emperor exhorted the populace to 'trumple' over the Senate."
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    That was my impression... Otherwise it would be impossible to keep even semi-accurate population records. There will always be an overlap of coins which were broken out of the slabs and resubmitted as new submissions. These resubmissions, as opposed to submitting a coin for re-evaluation, will tend to skew the accuracy of the total numbers.
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    Anyone not able to upload pictures, like Azda and me?

    I had a problem last time I had to upload images. Secret Santa posted them for me....
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

     They deserve everything they get  I'm sure if it continues to be submitted, it will increase to its previous grade or higher eventually. At least until another entity with stars in their eyes thinks the grade can be improved upon once again. And the vicious cycle repeats itself ad infinitum (perhaps ad nauseum would be more apropos).
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    More Pennies

    As I'm still looking for an example, I would be content if I had found it. More convincing than the superpoor possible VIGTORIA that I found a while back..
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    Upon further thought, the slabbing would encompass MANY KEYS.....
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    cancelled

    Just so long as that they don't go a bridge to far...
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    cancelled

    Any Crowns???
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    cancelled

    The end of civilization as we knew it...
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    Coin aquisition of the week.......

    You would need a very large slab to encapsulate that....
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    NEW UNLISTED VARIETY of 1873 HALF-PENNY

    I recently acquired what is possibly the 5th known specimen of a Half-Penny variety, unlisted in Freeman but acknowledged by Dracott in his Half-Penny study.... An 1873 obverse 8 paired with reverse C#. What I later discovered amongst some coins that I already had, but passed over because it was not an obverse 8, was another 1873 Half-Penny with reverse C#, but paired with Obverse 7... UNKNOWN & UNLISTED till now..... See attached scans......
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    NEW UNLISTED VARIETY of 1873 HALF-PENNY

    Thank you Richard......
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    NEW UNLISTED VARIETY of 1873 HALF-PENNY

    For some reason I am unable to upload the images.... I'll keep trying...
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    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    As a regular seller, I am sure you are aware of the following, but I restate it for the record.. There are a many added fees for additional services which, IF you use them can add up very rapidly (ie: bold, picture paks, highlighted, additional country site, etc.). On a lower priced item, these fees can vastly increase your cost percentage. These fees are less likely to be as obvious nor skew your percentages on a higher priced sale. Another factor to consider is the cost of listing and relisting items that do not sell the first time around. It's very easy to jack your costs up with little or no appreciative added value to your gross sale. The fees only serve to cut into your net profit and/or increase your expenses.
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I got PLNNY of nothing......
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    No need to APPLE-O-GIZE
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    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    It would still have me going in circles... Or is it the upward spiral of technology..
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