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Posts posted by Coinery

  1. 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!


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  2. I think so many lower-grade detector finds are spit and foil to clean, that anything is possible. When hammered is really crappy, and consequently aggressively cleaned, the end result is a flat, washed out, and uninspiring coin.

    I believe the deep-layered cabinet tone of old collectors’ coins on good metal, is what we’re all really looking for.

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  3. 41 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Not TOO shabby...

    Yes, resizing on a desktop is a doddle, but on an iPhone...! Best thing is to go to the App Store and type in "jpeg" and hopefully an app to resize images will show up?

    Ahh, yes, a good and logical shout, thank you :)

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  4. 7 hours ago, mhcoins said:

    Look at all that red wax in the legends !

    Strange isn’t it? Not a super-grade coin…I can’t imagine it being worthy of copying.

    I appreciate the overmark is of interest to a small minority, but otherwise nothing noteworthy about it in the context of the other specimens out there.

  5. 1 hour ago, Sword said:

    If it took selling off all your books (and coins?) to rekindle your interest, then it was worth it! Love to get a decent Elizabeth I at some point myself.  

    I agree, and I’m grateful it’s still deeply under the skin, it’s such a tangible and lovely art!

  6. And there was me thinking, after selling ALL my coin books for a song, that I’d never buy a hammered (in fact any) coin again!
    I still love the Elizabeth I coins the best…blimey, I now need to buy a BCW again! 😳

    In the meantime, anyone happy to share photos of the sixpence section, with the relevant rose, lions, shield and Lis bits at the back of the book to accompany? 

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  7. 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!

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  8. 4 hours ago, Richard2 said:

    Hi Coinery, Yes I did get to speak with him and showed him the coin . But from what I can remember he disregarded it as anything than just a ordinary 3d . It was quite dark in the room and it was just a quick look without a loupe so not really what I was hoping for as an answer. It didn’t feel right to tell him he was wrong and that he should take a better look, I’m not that brave😁.

    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!



  9. On 6/26/2018 at 7:44 AM, Richard2 said:

    I agree,you guys nailed it. As you say it will be good to get his insight, and he might make me an offer I can’t refuse💰😁

    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?

  10. On 3/30/2021 at 10:37 PM, Peckris 2 said:

    That IS a shocker. Mind you, the winning bidder at £330 deserves all they got if they didn't examine both pictures.

    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 🙁