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Generic Lad

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  1. While ngc and pcgs might make a mistake id'ing a british coin, they would not do the same with a silver dollar! Lol! The funny thing is, it doesn't really much matter! No matter if it was a business or proof strike I'm sure the vast, vast majority of collectors and dealers will take PCGS's word for it. That's what makes fake slabs so dangerous... Once its in plastic, common sense goes bye bye.
  2. What is that one in the middle of the first full row? The one that looks gold-ish? It looks to have a bend in it.
  3. 2011 red book has an 1881 proof Morgan as being $3,150 with a mintage of 984. I don't know why its so much higher than most of the other years, I mean in the same book 1904 has a mintage of 650 but is worth $3,100. I don't have the budget to collect Morgan proofs so I couldn't tell you whether that estimate is close or far off in today's market. I do see though that NGC has a similar price estimate on it http://www.ngccoin.com/poplookup/us-coin-price-trends.aspx?c=17316&g=63
  4. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Great-Britain-Coin-3D-3-Pennies-/121158606444?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item1c359d9e6c The Queen looks a bit seasick.
  5. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    For what it's worth, NGC has images of the coin on its website so you can check that everything is in order. http://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/CertResults.aspx?CertNumber=3260636-001 Its kind of hard to tell because the photographs are very different. However, I notice that there is a rim ding that looks to appear on both the eBay and the NGC images by the colon between G and F.
  6. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/British-1-3rd-Farting-1878-Unc-Good-Lustre-/370876067579?pt=UK_Coins_BritishMilled_RL&hash=item5659efaefb I'll just leave this here...
  7. Generic Lad

    Where To Sell Old Coins

    American coins are quite collectible, and certain date/mintmark varieties are worth quite a bit even in terrible condition. Depending on the type, there are also micro-varieties (Large cents and Morgan dollars are the two with the most micro-variety collectors) and certain issues are extremely grade dependent with a BU example going for $700+ but a worn example of the exact same date/mintmark selling for melt (Barber coins and Standing Liberty Quarters). Post some dates/mintmarks and pictures and we can help you.
  8. Generic Lad

    Die Errors

    Try Tinypic or Imgur for photo hosting, no registration or anything required and you can just get the picture itself without any album details if you like.
  9. Anyone know some good sellers of antiquities? I'm looking for a Roman (or really anything Victorian or older) intaglio either pre-set in a silver (or gold) ring or loose to be set in a ring for me to wear as a signet ring (since I don't think I'll see one come through the scrap gold pile anytime soon).
  10. Generic Lad

    Antiquities For Sale?

    Thanks! I'll take a look!
  11. Picked up this 1918 6d yesterday. Not sure why but I'm really happy with it even though its really only worth melt I think! (I picked it up in the melt bin)
  12. Generic Lad

    Jane Austin

    Hasn't the Queen been on all banknotes for the past 60 some years?
  13. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/UK-1940-6-PENCE-UK-1940-6-PENCE-UK-1940-6-PENCE-UK-1940-6-PENCE-/281136870855?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item41751035c7 I'm not entirely clear of what this seller is selling. Selling a 1743 farthing... no wait, that's not it. An Australian sixpence? No, not it either...
  14. Generic Lad

    Gothic Crown Anyone?

    -wipes drool off of keyboard- Lovely coin, granted, its certainly overpriced but I'd love to have it in my collection! ...Christmas present?
  15. Sorry about the links, click on them to view the image since it won't let me post more than a couple images per post and I don't want to spam the forum with several different posts for just a single afternoon's worth! Well, cleaned up a local auction. It was an estate-type auction, all of the US coins went quite high (with the exception of Kennedy half dollars because the auctioneer said there was no silver in them when most of the bags had at least 2-3 silver coins... bought 5 bags of them and got $90 worth of silver for $75 with about $30 or so of just spendable coins) Bought this 1935 crown for $7, nothing special but for that price, how could I turn it down? Bought this trade dollar for $7 also, its got some PVC damage (minor but certainly visible in hand) since it was stored in a plastic flip for quite a few years... It came with a tag though showing it was sold by a local dealer for... $7 way back when. Its a 1912 B dollar http://i39.tinypic.com/642sg4.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/1z5qjbn.jpg Bought these next 3 coins in a lot with a bunch of junk foreign coins (decimal 10ps, decimal 50ps, a couple of Spanish coins, some common wheat pennies, etc.) I think I paid $14 for the lot. First, what I think is a Gordian III Denarius http://i43.tinypic.com/2vkkn0m.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2zyey5u.jpg Next is an Austrian thaler http://i42.tinypic.com/2l8cexi.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/qs1nk3.jpg Next is a 1904 Serbian Dinar, it looks like its a key date and seems to be selling for over $100 on eBay! http://i40.tinypic.com/2lny3ns.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/mt1rur.jpg and finally, for $2 I bought this Chinese coin, it also has an old tag from an old local dealer but thankfully looks to be PVC free. I know next to nothing about these (other than they are heavily counterfeited!) but mine appears genuine and on eBay they are selling for quite a bit! I think the date is 1934 http://i39.tinypic.com/fuyjc4.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/2wgzti0.jpg Overall a very enjoyable morning! I think some of them might hit the 'Bay later on, especially the Chinese one and the Serbian one since I don't collect either of them.
  16. This is very worrying, most of the fakes that I've encountered have been very poorly done and no one looking at the coin under a loupe (or with good eyesight!) would think it was genuine, but that half crown... I have to say that if I saw that one on eBay for a decent enough price (or in person) I most likely would have bought it. The hard part about these things, coming from a US buyer is that provenience is rarely recorded, especially not for foreign coins. Dealers don't blink an eye if you've got something slabbed in a NGC/PCGS slab so long as the online verification works and if NGC/PCGS can't identify that these are fakes they will enter the marketplace without much suspicion.
  17. Got my sovereign love token in the mail today! 7 grams of gold! Now off to the coin shop and scrap it and use the profit to buy nicer coins Die number 47 but no date.
  18. Generic Lad

    more FAKES

    Yeah, it seems that their logic is, "we're not going to tell the collectors about what we know, instead just buy from us and we'll do the checking" No matter how good the fake is, it can never be flawless but the only way that collectors can know what the fakes are is if there's an open and public database of fakes compared to the genuine coins.
  19. Picked this one up on eBay, don't have it in hand yet though. Bought it for $90, description said it was a love token on a gold sovereign, (a bit light on the weight 6.64 grams according to the description, but, heck, I'm a bit of a gambler and the missing weight can easily be explained by the engraving, and it looks like it had a pin-back at one time) Either way, going to try to flip it for melt (6.64 grams at 22K should be about $271 in melt, meaning I should get a nice $100 quick flip even from the cheapest gold buyer ) I just hope it checks out in hand like it did on the images!
  20. I'd imagine that if you promoted the 1776 date enough you'd be able to find a buyer in the US who'd buy it for the date alone for more than someone who collects UK coins would buy it for a year/type example.
  21. What about three-halfpence? Or are those not considered to be part of the British series proper since they circulated in the colonies.
  22. I think its really sad that the west has adopted such a silly, inflationary monetary policy that makes discontinuing a coin make sense. Personally, I like the US penny, cheap to hoard the pre-1982 95% coppers and with enough searching you can find 100+ year old wheats and even older Indian heads with some searching. I'd just like to see a return of circulating gold and silver coins...
  23. What grade did NGC give that one?
  24. Generic Lad

    Bulk lots

    Depends who the seller is. Some sellers of "bulk coins" are dealers who are just getting rid of stuff they can't sell and it will most likely be junk. Others are truly unsorted, either as a result of people inheriting a collection, non-UK dealers getting rid of foreign coins, etc. If you're buying stuff on eBay, check to see what else they've sold, if they're selling or sold stuff like minor Bun Head penny varieties, its likely the coins have been cherry-picked. If they're selling unrelated stuff, its more likely to be unsorted. But there are certainly some good deals to be found on eBay in bulk lots, its just having the time to comb through various listings for them. I'm with you when it comes to overseas shipping, being an American collector of British coins its often hard to find coins that really fit my budget, especially when it comes to older, hammered coins which might only be $5-6 for a low-grade coin but have $16 postage! And over here most British coins are low-grade George V or later, so no real use going to coin shops (although there undoubtedly are a few gems...) If you've got any coin dealers near you, you might want to check their "junk bin" I know a coin dealer near me has a huge container where he puts in any Cu-Ni non-US coins and sells them for 15 cents a piece, I managed to snag a 1952 3d proof in there, along with most of the George VI and Elizabeth II bronzes in decent enough grade for a small collection.
  25. Generic Lad

    Silver/Gold Down

    Silver's down to about $22/oz and gold at around $1300/oz although the premiums for physical metal is insane at the moment ($28/oz for generic bars/rounds and $31 for Eagles from my coin dealer) anyone else out searching for some sovereigns or cheap silver coins?
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