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  1. Fahrenheit....300 degree is a medium heat. I forgot I was talking to Europeans! Ha,Ha...
  2. You might try putting a light coat of olive oil on the coin (dob off excess oil) and bake it in a 300 degree oven for 10 minutes for each side. I use a glass dish to bake it in. That should tone it. If you want it darker...do it again!
  3. Mike and Richard. Add me to the list also! :-)
  4. Oz, If you had dipped it first, before sending it to the grader, you would have probably got a MS64 or 65. That would have brightened the patina. Nice coin.
  5. Pete, I am not sure why they split them up. They just wanted to have them slabbed before the sale, and I agreed. Both PCGS and NGC got both US coins and British coins. I think they may have wanted to give them both some business...not sure though, and I never asked. I do remember the cost though US coins were $15.75 each, and the British were $31.00 each. They did mis-identify some coins though, one a 1922 F192A, came back as a F192! I got that one corrected though. You are right John. Of the raw coins I sent to Heritage, about Half were sent to PCGS, and the other half were sent to NGC for slabbing, by Heritage.
  6. You are right John. Of the raw coins I sent to Heritage, about Half were sent to PCGS, and the other half were sent to NGC for slabbing, by Heritage.
  7. I sent about 100 coins to Heritage to include in one of their auctions. Two of the coins were graded by CGS. I was advised, by Heritage, that those two coins would either have to be sent to NGC or PCGS for regrading, or returned to me. I chose to have them returned, as they were not that scarce of a issue (one was a 1946 dot).
  8. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    We will never know.......
  9. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    Putting the reeded edge, of a like coin, up against the mark would show if it was a bag mark or not. btw...the bag mark is usually "new" looking, since it is exposing bare metal.
  10. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    Oz, Bagmarks are made inside a bag of coins, or when they are dropped into the collection container after striking, not during the minting process itself.
  11. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    It looks like a "Bag Mark", where one coin in a bag has come in contact with the reeded edge of another. It is pretty common, even on newly minted coins.
  12. Customs Duty

    International postage went way up in January for the USA. I use to be able to sent a 2 ounce package to the UK for about $6.50...it is now $13.23 for the same pkg. That increase, along with the UK mandated Vat tax, really hurts international business.
  13. e bay to drop paypal as its main payment provider

    It makes me a little nervous when someone in business, tells me "In a move to cut costs for sellers". Generally that phrase is just propaganda, they are doing it for reasons other than for the seller! ...You mean there is nothing in it for eBay! LOL. I got the same release from eBay in a email....
  14. Colin, Do you have a picture?
  15. Diemakers are known to drill a hole at the end of a crack in a die, to stop the crack (sometimes only temporarily) to allow the continued use of a die. This is mostly done on forging dies, but maybe on finish quality dies also. (?)