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  1. 1949threepence

    More Pennies

    Thanks Ian. Regardless of the cost, whoever got it will never need to upgrade again. A magnificent coin.
  2. 1949threepence

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    One of the best I've ever seen, Ian. Not sure it's worth £4k though. Do you have a pic of the obverse as well?
  3. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Being the operative word.
  4. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    That was the one, and virtually the entire consignment damaged by seawater along the way. Yes, I wondered if it had been sometime cleaned.
  5. 1949threepence

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    more $$$$$$$$ and ¥¥¥¥¥¥¥¥ than we have ££££££££ !
  6. 1949threepence

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    This 1827 penny was in my opinion, one hell of a bloody bargain for whoever got it - not me I hasten to add, as I've already got one, but decided to keep an eye on it anyway, out of interest. If I'd known this one was coming along, I'd have hung on. Quite noticeable pitting in places, particularly on the obverse. But overall in very good condition and higher grade. Hope somebody on here got it. 1827 penny
  7. 1949threepence

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    Incredible prices, especially the 1927.
  8. Maybe so, but those scenes are real.
  9. I don't blame them. Yes, there is big money to be made through crypto, but even after reading the book, I get the feeling it's a very risky business. Possibly invest small sums to see how it goes? Trouble is, for those who have capital savings, the usual safe haven of a building society ISA is increasingly a loss maker with pathetic interest rates and rising inflation. Thus ongoing real terms depreciation of cash holdings. Best to invest in something else - maybe gold via the Royal Mint. Has a great track record over a long period. Property if you have the money, but you'd be buying in an overheated market, and buy to let seems somewhat deleterious to the interests of landlords these days. That programme "Nightmare tenants, slum landlords" is enough to fill any potential landlord with horror.
  10. Yes. There's a coin I will be watching intently at the upcoming February DNW auction, and comparing its hammer + juice price with a coin in a virtually identical state on offer by a dealer. Purely academic exercise.
  11. Hmmm.......it's interesting isn't it. Not referring to this auction specifically, but I've noticed a trend whereby the prices of some dealers are either the same as or even less than the hammer prices at some auctions. I don't think it's my imagination. Maybe some of the coins have sat so long with the dealer they still have 2016 prices on them, and not been re-adjusted.
  12. 1949threepence

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    Just what I was thinking. Dave is a stand up bloke and didn't deserve that crap. Bastards
  13. 1949threepence

    Advice on splitting proof sets for an album

    I agree Jon. Proofs should be treated with the utmost respect.
  14. 1949threepence

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    Interesting. I hadn't even noticed it Cliff, to be honest. Obviously some kind of metal flaw peculiar to the variety, but not on the example I upgraded from. Also just had a look at the no incuse curls sold by LCA and none of them have it either (although no pics for the ones before September 2008).