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  1. 4 hours ago, AtlasNumismatics said:

    Hi Everyone,
    We just received this piece back from PCGS: https://www.pcgs.com/cert/40396601. We can't find the overdate listed anywhere and wanted to see if any specialists in British copper knew of such an overdate or if it might be a die flaw instead? I have attached close-ups of the date.

    This is similar in many respects, however I consider it to be a 5/5...

    I'm not sure that yours isn't a 5/5 too...

    That being said, I'll defer to John and Ian for a more definitive response....


  2. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    Thanks - how many have you seen, out of interest?

    Just the one....

    For full disclosure, once I checked it off my list, I didn't actively look for more....

    However it did take me awhile to find this specimen...

    Chingford or Alfnail might have more information regarding population...

    Its existence proves that they do exist though...

    Good Hunting.....

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  3. 56 minutes ago, bagerap said:

    I've got some racing geese for sale. Let me know if you want a quick gander.

    I'll check it out like an EAGLE eye HAWK

    If it's nice, I'll be RAVEN about it. I'm just  BATS about them.

    I might have to DUCK if it flies overhead though..

    The price would have to be fair to you however, inasmuch as I would not want to be ROBIN you. Just as I would not want it to be overpriced, as I am not some PIGEON waiting to be plucked like some CHICKEN.



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  4. Think positive Richard, most likely it will eventually get there, don't know when however.

    I know the feeling.... Top 3 stories that come to mind right now.

    I lost an F-76 that way many years ago....

    The seller tossed it in loose in an envelope where it rattled around and punched a hole in the side where it slipped out....  I was the proud recipient of an empty envelope.

    The F-76 was purchased from a non coin dealer on ebay who did not know how to properly ship a coin....

    As infuriating as those who go to the other extreme and overly secure the coin DIRECTLY to a cardboard sheet with an exuberantly abundant supply of tape..

    I only lost a few dollars, but I missed out on a substantial upgrade.... as well as the loss to the collecting community.....

    I can only hope that it was found by some who knew what it was so that it would not be totally lost and might surface again one day..... 

    C'est la vie. .... 

    I mention this ONLY as a contrast to your coin which was properly packed.

    Similarly, with a happier outcome, was an F-103 that went missing in December, in the midst of the Christmas rush.....

    I received the missing package in a USPS body bag about 8 months later with the coin still intact inside. The outer packaging was all torn up. Fortunately the seller knew what the coin was, knew how to properly package it to survive mishandling, and had images posted of it, should it appear anywhere else in the future.....

    Not numismatically related however, was the time I sent 2 Christmas cards to the EXACT SAME ADDRESS, a friend of mine and a gentleman who lived in her basement apartment.
    She received her card the day after I mailed it. He was miffed because he never received a card. I told him that I had sent him one at the same time, but I'm sure he had his doubts.
    Fast forward to the following September or October, and I received the card back as UNDELIVERABLE, along with postmark from around the country, Texas, California, Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, of course New York, etc.
    We all had a good laugh at the well traveled card.

    Point being, short of being totally destroyed, it will most likely eventually turn up, either with the proper recipient, or with the sender, you....

    As an aside, although it is uninsured and more expensive, I prefer to ship more valuable sales by FedEx, as it is tracked at every stage and generally arrives within 2-3 days. This also applies when I want to ensure that something that I ordered safely arrives. Nothing is perfect, but Fedex seems to offer the best odds. And, although I never pursued it, I believe you can purchase 3rd party insurance for shipments.

  5. 9 hours ago, mick1271 said:

    Of Course I have , But I thought I would take it a bit more literally lol

    Of course another interpretation could be that the person is WEARING the barrel and shooting the fish in a stream, ocean, river, lake (any body of water containing said fish)... he/she might need to be concerned about getting a splinter though...

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  6. On 7/8/2020 at 9:09 AM, Rob said:

    William II type 5 of Romney. GOLD ON RIIMNE. ex Lawrence, Roth, Drabble & Lockett

    It came with a ticket that noted ex Stacks 1969, but wasn't in either of the two sales that year listed as having world silver - Illinois (16/5/1969) and Emmons (19/9/1969). If anyone has any other Stacks lists or catalogues for 1969, could they please do me a favour and check as this coin was unique until a second was dug up just over 20 years ago, so any reference as per the above description will be to this coin. Thanks.

    c2197-William II type 5 Romney.jpg

    Stacks had a foreign coin division called Coin Galleries... perhaps it was sold by them and not Stacks directly...

  7. 2 hours ago, Diaconis said:

    I'm trawling through American auction catalogues to find the provenance of a Cromwell coin I own and came across, "Ralph Barker's Collection dd 1904". I was stunned to see full-colour plates in such an early catalogue, beautiful quality. The Newark siege half-crown looks particularly identifiable with the red wax identifiers, unless NGC have 'conserved' it that is.😂




    A tantalizingly mouth watering assortment of coins imaged on that plate....

  8. On 6/21/2018 at 5:31 PM, Diaconis said:

    I rue the day we become a totally cashless society. It's bad enough as it is imo (nuff said). With disbelief, I witnessed first hand the distressing effects on a couple of Greek friends with whom I was working in the US in 2016. The financial crisis hit home and from one day to the other they had no access to funds, their bank accounts were frozen and their credit cards were blocked. Technically, 'someone' decided to  render them penniless overnight. Luckily for them they were not stuck in Greece at the time where no-one could buy anything without cash.

    I see it as relinquishing power to someone who has no regard for who I am, in which situation I am and views me purely as a cow to milk. 'They' would have the power to sentence me to a life of penury without recourse.  They could incite chaos and anarchy at the push of a button so to speak. No thanks. With cash in pocket we have the power to make at least some decisions and choices if the etherial pot of electronic money ever decides to go pop again. Call me paranoid, a Luddite, or more appropriately here maybe, a Ramage if you will, but I honestly believe that it should be resisted at all cost.

    That said, and in answer to 1949threepence thread question, Yes, I think we probably will.

    A well articulated and well thought response.

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  9. 2 hours ago, Rob said:

    No idea, but a guess would be the need for pennies far outweighed that for halfpennies [and farthings], the requirement for which could be considered already served by the numbers circulating, whether genuine or not. Another angle could be that the security edge wasn't sufficiently developed for a currency issue, bearing in mind there was no security edge on the pennies or twopences. Or maybe it was down to a shortage of copper given the quantities needed for ships' hulls.

    The IOM being self determining could presumably issue what it liked. The head of state might have been Victoria, but the Tynwald passed the laws.

    I doubt Victoria would have had much influence in 1797, having not been born till 1819....

  10. The issue in instances as this, would be more with the TPG than with the seller. Especially when the seller says to buy the coin and not the slab.

    I would NOT put it in Ebays Worst.

    I believe it was PROPERLY placed in the TPG section by the original poster.

    Just my tuppence worth....

  11. 1 hour ago, Rob said:

    I've screwed up my Microsoft Office inbox and have lost the spam folder. Tried to move a useful message to my inbox by dragging the spam folder to it and now the spam folder has disappeared. I'd like to reinstate it if possible due to the large number of useful things that end up in spam, otherwise I don't know where they will end up. I tried turning off and restarting but doesn't solve it. Ideas anyone on how to recreate a spam folder? Thanks.

    A long shot, but take a look and see if the spam/junk folder has been dragged to the inbox and is now a subfolder of the inbox.

    In that instance, you would probably (hopefully) be able to reverse the process and just drag the folder to where you want it to be.


    Or, alternatively, try searching for the missing folder and see if appears elsewhere among your other folders...

    It happens to me occasionally too...


  12. 4 hours ago, Sword said:

    Interesting newspaper clippings. With regard to the first clipping, I think the appearance of George V didn't change very much over the years. The modified effigy from 1926/27 did make an attempt to age him by adding some winkles around the eye and made his hair a bit more receding. It probably still flattered the King by giving him a bit more hair than he had, but is in my view still a good likeness. His beard might have turned white by 1935 but you can't show this feature on a coin.

    1911 portrait 



    1923 photo



    1933 portrait



    Added some wrinkles too....