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  1. Coinery

    1696 William III Shilling error

    Well spotted, I didn’t check out the reverse!
  2. Coinery

    1696 William III Shilling error

    Hi CA, that’s basically just a jump in the die, causing a part of it to be double-struck. The A under V will be a bit of the W. If you look at the tops of the III’s you’ll see they’ve rotated too. Not rare or valuable, for me it makes it less desirable, though some out there rather like the miss-strikes. It’s actually not a bad little coin, keep enjoying it!
  3. Coinery

    Unusual Elizabeth I threepence

    Would really love to know about the soft close on CGS in my other post if you have any experience or insights?
  4. Coinery

    Unusual Elizabeth I threepence

    Ha ha, that really made me smile, brilliant! I’m so glad I asked 😊 Imagine at a coin club telling BCWs Chris Comber he was wrong about an Elizabeth three pence! That will make me chuckle ‘til Christmas and beyond! Thanks for that, Richard, have a great Christmas and a very happy new year! Best, Stuart
  5. Coinery

    Unusual Elizabeth I threepence

    Was just reading through a few old posts and stumbled across this one! Of course CC has since died, but did you ever get to show him your coin?
  6. Coinery

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    However, extremely frustrating to watch it pass nonchalantly across the screen, leaving one helpless to do anything much about it! A bit like being on planet watch, only to watch helplessly as we screw that up too 🙁
  7. Coinery

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Shocking behaviour...check out both images! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184720682573
  8. Coinery

    ESC, Davies, Freeman, Rayner

    These books have now sold! Many thanks.
  9. Definitely different lettering for me, especially when compared against Nick’s example.
  10. Agreed re the 1892 3d, a really nice coin!
  11. So how would it be possible to distinguish between the pattern and the proof coin, with all devices being equal? Is that the main enquiry?
  12. In case anyone is interested? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284187934869
  13. Many thanks for this! I too carried out a similar exercise with the LC past sales’ list and, as you point out, the differences are spectacularly small for a phenomenal increase in final value. The way these coins wear and are struck is many, with the example I shared having a much better fringe and front hair band than many GEF examples, confusing the variables of strike, wear, and die condition, much more than usual. I think you’re right re eye-appeal in these middling to better grades, it’s the best guide in the end.