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  1. Not in 1891. Albert died in 1861. I guess he might have stuck around as a vampire.
  2. My missus does! Oooops shouldn't have said that.
  3. Vampire going for Victoria's neck, more like.
  4. New List

    Thanks for that, I'll email.
  5. New List

    Is this list online? I can't seem to find it.
  6. Don't know if the left hand one is a proof, but these appear to be two minor varieties of the 1977 crown. The left hand one has smaller beads and the gap from beads to the legend is larger. On the right, the beads are larger and the gap is smaller. However, the only caveat is that the pictures are not exactly the same size, so I'm not 100% sure.
  7. 2nd attempt!

    Before you rush to condemn this coin, I would just point out that it doesn't appear from the photos, to have the classic scouring lines that come from polishing. The picture though isn't really good enough to tell. It may be that it is unpolished but dipped and that is why it has come up so shiny. In terms of grade it loooks quite high. Difficult to say from the pics.
  8. As I understand it, the striking process puts the edge legend on the blank before striking the main design. That being the case, then the blanks will be fed into the press with the edge legends randomly either way up. Hence, you should find that the two types are more or less struck in equal quantities. Certainly, that has been my observation of the previous £2 coins over the years.
  9. Plus at $70 you should have smelled a rat straightaway.
  10. Wanted - Maundy Case

    I recently obtained an Edward VII Maundy threepence (1906), and because the threepence is always the most tricky Maundy coin to find, I thought I would put a set back together. This shouldn't be too difficult given that the other coins aren't really very scarce. Ideally, I'd like to be able to arrange them in a case, and so I wondered if anybody has a spare Maundy case for sale at a reasonable price. Ideally I'd like a contemporary one, even more ideally dated 1906, but even a more modern would probably be OK. Please let me know if you have anything, and I'll sort payment etc. PDQ.
  11. Auction Coin Values Help Needed

    In my experience, coins in local Auction Houses often go for rather more than they would in a specialised coin auction. I also find that estimates are often much lower than the realistic price, so don't be surprised if this lot doesn't go for rather more than the top end estimate. If it doesn't then its a fair buy, especially the cartwheel since that has very nice edges and details.
  12. Ultra-violet in sunlight does it, by providing energy at the correct freqency to cause a reaction in the dyes used. Hence the fading.
  13. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm amazed that this would be graded at all. As for the label, well I guess that's just the colour wash of the photograph. If genuine, it doesn't reassure me about TPGs though.
  14. Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I don't believe that PCGS would grade this offering. Plus the slab looks very iffy. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282359645142?ul_noapp=true
  15. It was that good then!!!!