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Bronze & Copper Collector

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  1. 4 hours ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    I Though you knew about Gary's example Mike, yes I guess my ones about EF/ EF+  and Gary's  AU but, not quite uncirculated me thinks .  Is there a perfect one out there . ? :D

    Coincidentally,  I have recently submitted it to NGC for conservation (along with another coin) and am awaiting its return.

    Hopefully it will arrive within a month or so...

  2. 10 hours ago, secret santa said:

    I think I've seen enough specimens of this variety to exclude it from my rarest penny site. Michael Gouby's book states "35+ known" making it Freeman R17 but my gut feel is that it's more like R16.

    I've personally owned about 10-12 different specimens over the years.

    Passed on as I upgraded or just sold if not an improvement...

    I only recall 2 without the recut A, all the others had the recut A indentifier...

  3. 7 hours ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    Are you lot going to stop talking a load of rubbish and let us all get back to the serious stuff like Bunny pennies. ;)

    Across the pond we would say that that makes no cents....

  4. 7 hours ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    Are you lot going to stop talking a load of rubbish and let us all get back to the serious stuff like Bunny pennies. ;)

    Or get rid of cable television and go back to rabbit ears....

  5. 19 hours ago, bagerap said:

    I've spent this evening listing 20 or so toy coins. Mostly Lauer which generally say "Imitation of" whatever. The listings all start TOY MONEY and they're listed under tokens. I had ebay autobots all over my a**e for the entire evening telling me that I couldn't list because blah blah blah. Sometimes I'd used identical wording just minutes before witout demur. As a result my listings will be finishing after midnight which is a practice that I usually find unprofitable.

    So my take from this is that genuine collectable articles can come under severe scrutiny but just list an outright fake and it's Absolutely fine Sir, enjoy your selling experience.


    I had listed some lots of Halfpennies and pennies, identified by Freeman numbers and ebays' bots kicked it out as using numerical grading.....

    I had to change it from F number to Freeman number to get it to list....

  6. 7 hours ago, JLS said:

    I thought so initially too, as that's the commonest type, but wouldn't the obverse have relief lines on the leaves then ? 

    There are times that it looks like an obverse 6 too....

    You have the coin in hand so I'll defer to your assessment.

    Images can be deceptive even with no deception intended....

  7. 1 hour ago, mrbadexample said:

    Technically, by ebay policy, this listing should not be allowed, inasmuch as it is being listed with a numeric grade not assigned by an officially recognized  grading service.

    Number two, without having the references handy, I believe a Poor-1 needs to be identifiable to some minimal degree. This coin does not fit that description ....

    That being said, I can appreciate the humor of the listing, as I have similarly had "world's worst coins" listed in the distant past....

  8. 8 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Wait till you get it in hand Gary. My 1860 has a very clear crossbar that doesn't show in photographs but in hand looks as though an inverted V has been struck over the A.

    That's always the final determinant Richard, and I erred in reading it as "inverted V instead of A"..

    That being said, I distinctly see a crossbar so, my amended observation is, it is not an inverted V for A, although there is a possibility that it could be an inverted V over A, reinforcing the A.

    A close examination with coin in hand would be the determining factor.

  9. 6 minutes ago, Link Samus said:

    I've just purchased this F13 coin and it appears to have an inverted V over the A as in the the recent topic about the F10 coin. It hasn't arrived yet so I've only got these 2 images at the moment. Is this a rarity and does it look like a V over A or a filled die to you guys?


    Looks like a normal A with a weak crossbar....

    I've seen many like that...


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  10. 3 hours ago, Colin88 said:

    I’d be happy with the 37 penny on its own without chasing the set .. Sov Rareties had the sixpence a while ago at £55k 

    So would I.

    However, inasmuch as I only collect circulation strikes and do not actively pursue proofs nor patterns, I'm not losing any sleep over it.

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  11. 13 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    Its definately not a F164a Jon as the picture you have put up is a Half penny :D

    The one that was with it in the LOT though is spot on.

    I of IND to GAP

    I of IMP to tooth

    I of BRITT to tooth

    Then the colons are fine............You been drinking again 😛

    I guess I was being redundant.

    As you stated, incorrect image. But the coin in question is correct...