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Coinery

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  1. Wow, with just on exception, the half crown, all the Elizabeth hammered is eBay fodder!
  2. Coinery

    Gutted - E1 Halfgroat DNW

    Lot of 2 halfgroats at todays DNW sale which I set an alarm to bid on but missed the lot (been on nights). What a lovely little coin, and an uncommon PM too, I wanted it SO much. The other in the lot (PM 2) was worth £40 on eBay, so an absolute steal at £75 hammer for the two!
  3. Coinery

    Gutted - E1 Halfgroat DNW

    Beautiful reverse too!
  4. Coinery

    Gutted - E1 Halfgroat DNW

    Well look what I’ve just had the very good fortune to spot for sale and procure…thank you once again Mr Tout!
  5. Coinery

    Cabinet Friction

    You could be on to something here 🤣🤣
  6. Coinery

    Cabinet Friction

    You could even argue in this case that cabinet friction can actually lift the value and eye-appeal of certain coins, where the design is nicely and artistically picked out by contact with a surface…where the tone has been partially removed to highlight the detail like a well-executed brass rubbing.
  7. Coinery

    Cabinet Friction

    I’ve always held it to mean the minimal removal of tone from the highest points of the design, spoiling what might otherwise be an immaculately toned coin. Nothing that you could call wear, but definitely a less pleasing coin on account of it.
  8. Have always admired these big coppers…lovely coin!
  9. Only just seen this! Wow, could easily be a 1967 BU penny, it’s that good!
  10. I once had one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321000179711?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 What's interesting, in light of this 2nd copy showing up, is that the cast coin was originally a plugged coin! I assumed initially that someone had contemporarily drilled my copy (thinking it to be a genuine coin to carry around the neck), and then a modern plug was added by someone, who also thought it to be genuine and worth plugging! Seems neither was the case! How odd to make a cast from a plugged coin, when there must have been better out there! I have emailed the seller. If there is no response, I shall pop the link into seuk's new list for 'the treatment'!
  11. They never even bothered to respond to my email, I sent 2 other examples too. I’ve just taken a look on their app., they’re certainly in no rush to pull it, it’s still ticking away.
  12. And now CNG are at it too in their next timed auction, Lot 664…I don’t get it, it’s so obvious in hand, everything is wrong about it! To be honest, a lot of the Elizabeth coins in this ‘Cloudesly Collection’ look ‘odd,’ I’d love to buy the lot of them, just to look them over.
  13. Coinery

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And it sold for even more the second time! An unbelievable £116
  14. Nice to see a bit of hammered every now and again
  15. Coinery

    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    I didn’t think it too much of a presumption to assume you knew who I was talking about; you’ve been a member for over 6 years. It’s a relatively well known fact that Rob has a large library and sells books. I mistakenly expected you to have stumbled across that with a 700+ post count. Always a pleasure to help.
  16. Coinery

    Counterfeit Georgian Copper Coins R Coleman

    Have you checked with Rob?
  17. Coinery

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    What is wrong with people? Currently £84 plus postage on eBay! It’s not like it ain’t obvious! 265717824427
  18. Brilliant! Can’t get enough of him
  19. A decent enough example of this rare mark. Only 60,000 ever produced (BCW), divided between PM O and PM Anchor, so few and far between today - roughly the weight of 3 bags of sugar were minted. Paid around half the price you would for a common variety, so delighted really
  20. Coinery

    BCW AN-1 Elizabeth Halfpenny

    Here’s an example in the bottom right of one coin that didn’t correlate with the template. It has larger rings on the ‘chains’ too. BCW state there’s only one portcullis punch, meaning either they are wrong or the ‘no mark’ coin is suspect? OR they refreshed the bolts as the punch broke up and started to spread?
  21. Coinery

    BCW AN-1 Elizabeth Halfpenny

    Ah, yes, I see what you mean! I found a template I made up for the portcullises whilst looking out your coin. Very useful for spotting some of the counterfeits.
  22. Coinery

    BCW AN-1 Elizabeth Halfpenny

    Just had another look at your one, the anchor is set further right on yours!
  23. Coinery

    BCW AN-1 Elizabeth Halfpenny

    I notice the cypher over anchor is still the only overmark missing in the halfpenny section of BCW’s 2021 memorial update. Amazing that they’d never come across one…hens’ teeth and all that!
  24. Very sensible! Takes a lifetime of collecting to find a sweet spot! Such an historically interesting period too!
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