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  1. Nice John, and I suspect even nicer in hand! I like these war year silver when nice. Bang-up strikes are a bonus too...
  2. VickySilver

    1965 Double Obverse Crown

    Yikes, quite a diversion! Well, I am a late milled fan but always like to hear of other coins. However, I am interested in some of the coins coming from the 1960-70 period - knowledge, but if possible collecting them - this would exclude the halfpennies and pennies struck in gold!!! I have the 1964, 65, 66 and 1967 pennies struck in CuNi. Interesting that there should be such a run, but wonder what else was going on at the mint. Was it all "shenanigans" performed on after-hour shifts, or just what? But back to the original topic: I will likely get this coin certified as there is trouble in many quarters accepting it otherwise. Not that TPGs are infallible, but because that will give the coin somewhat greater plausibility.
  3. VickySilver

    Has anyone heard of ICG

    Yes, they've graded a few bits and bobs but not particularly well thought of. I have gotten some nice ones they slabbed because the plastic/label put people off..
  4. VickySilver

    1965 Double Obverse Crown

    Ah, thanks for that. Will follow the lead. Thanks Richard for not running that price up then! LOL
  5. VickySilver

    1965 Double Obverse Crown

    I agree that if genuine that it was likely done on purpose. It was the final year of the predecimal penny and have no doubt this was the case. I have a 1970 halfpenny struck in nickel that is probably the same, or maybe test strike testing alloys or die compatibility. Whatever, certainly it was a lot cheaper than the 1949 double obverse and does have the dated side (Reverse) so prefer it. Given all the odd OMS coins known, I think they were busy at the RM with or without the consent of management, or maybe it was management.
  6. VickySilver

    1965 Double Obverse Crown

    I think that one was taken as legit by people that looked at it. I bought the Double Obverse 1970 proof penny at LondonCoins. Will see what I think of that on delivery.....
  7. Yes, first information may not have been duly recorded, or lost (with all the changes of ownership of the mint, etc.), and then gathering whatever left a problem. I think initially most info was reported to Krause, and then that seemed to stop. I am with you and would love to have such. The RM also difficult with information at times.
  8. VickySilver

    Which 1914 Florin

    Yes, coin number one for me - better struck on reverse & see lions on shield as example as well as hair detail on obverse as well as brow showing a bit less detail. Maybe just a bit of rub. Lustre better IMO on second.
  9. VickySilver

    Waterbird Collection

    Yikes, wives must be on the mild side! It will be interesting to see how some of these coins fare. Many really nice, some not quite up to the rest...
  10. VickySilver

    Waterbird Collection

    I agree with Azda about the 1854 shilling. Really now! I did get an MS64 some years ago that is the real deal and this is not in a league - I thought maybe a "61" The 1860/59 has a truly lovely obverse strike with the average reverse, [in]complete with missing pectoral/boob.
  11. VickySilver

    London Coins Sale Question

    Ah, thanks for that. I rather like this type. Does anyone recall the Glendinning c. 2000 era coin coming up for sale? That is the one on the PCGS web site. 8k was probably a decent price for that.
  12. Yikes, that doesn't sound good at all! Don't think that is standard practice other than for them....
  13. Just a quick one: what did the currency 1839 half crown go for?
  14. Stacks-Bowers has just sold a "Churchill" crown of the expected 1965 date, except struck with two obverse dies and evidently not doctored or messed with. So, two QE II effigies and none of Churchill. Grade appeared to be at lower mint state levels - maybe a 63 in the Sheldon scheme. Has anyone seen/heard of one of these? Price? $2880 USD