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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 21 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Yes, that's technically and chemically correct. However, PROOFS are described as either "copper proof" or "bronzed proof". To describe one using both terms appears to be a deliberate move to cover up uncertainty ?

    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. 15 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    This one is described as a bronzed proof, yet seems to have lustre.

    I suppose my underlying point here is whether it's worth buying another proof of the same date, on the basis that it's bronzed rather than copper? If it's a gilt proof, no problem as they are very obviously gilt. 

    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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  3. 3 hours ago, Nick said:

    If I had to guess, I'd say copper in first picture, bronzed in second.


    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.

  4. 5 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Does Windows have the equivalent of Activity Monitor on Mac? I.e., a utility that shows all the processes using RAM, CPU, network, etc. That way you can see what's using your computer's resources and the answer MAY be nothing to do with your browsers. For example, on OS X there's something called kernel_task which can get out of hand : if relaunching the Finder doesn't work then a reboot will.

    Windows Task Manager???

  5. 1 hour ago, copper123 said:

    Like Trump?

    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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  6. 2 hours ago, Mr T said:

    Ouch! Someone is going to make big loss at some point.

    I thought they removed the old one if you sent in the old slab or the bit of paper in it when resubmitting?

    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.

  7. 7 hours ago, azda said:
    On 8/23/2021 at 7:23 AM, oldcopper said:

    I've mentioned before about some companies breaking coins out of slabs to get them hopefully graded higher. It can backfire occasionally. One company took a beautiful 1770 proof halfpenny (ex Gregory 1, May 2006 originally later ex JJ Kern CNG 2018), then "enhanced" it and it came back a grade lower! Unlucky! Why they even thought of enhancing it I don't know, the slab needed replacing of course but the coin from my memory was stunning. And both versions of the coin were on the PCGS website as well last time I looked! 

     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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  8. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    Hopefully the dentist will acquire wisdom in due course. Otherwise might be looking at a huge cavity of depression. The scale of the problem is immense, but with dedication they will develop the polish that is needed to succeed. 

    Sorry, sorry.....   

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

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  9. 7 hours ago, jelida said:

    Definitely basic 10% of final price although VAT could take it up to 12% and PayPal and listing fees may also factor, so 15 to 17% might seem reasonable. More than 40% certainly isn’t.



    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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