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Paulus

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  1. This one is for you Garry, don't miss out! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200697276765?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_500wt_141
  2. Rather apt, Yesterday I was looking at the auctions of rare girl guides ones, then the wife came home with a unc one, suddenly I got given another in change by the bus driver, then another from Tesco metro in town, so I now have 3 rare ones, how rare, only 50,0000 or 70,000 struck according to whichever page of the RM site I look at. I also got a number of other designs from the bank without auction fees or postage of course Garry, I am interested as I was thinking doing this myself - did you say that you had gone to the bank and exchanged some cash for some bags of 50p's? If so, what proportion of them were commemorative roughly?
  3. Actually ski there are 10 kinds of people in the world ... those that understand binary and those that don't.
  4. Paulus

    Bad day today

    The bad news is, now it is circulated
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    Gold, Silver & Bronze.

    And mine, it just about qualifies as a 'type' according to my criteria!
  6. Paulus

    Grading coins both pre and post decimal

    I agree with Tom. It's relative to the supply and demand for the coin, there seem to be many early milled coins graded VF or GVF (even by reputable dealers and graders) that in the condition they are in wouldn't sell for anything at all if they were post 1950. But thankfully there is some consistency across the centuries, so that inevitably you won't ever find any EF or above hammered coins or UNC or better coins prior to 1797 ... I have the sinking feeling however that I might be contradicted by some of the experts, of which I am certainly not one!
  7. Paulus

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I didn't know the Fat Duck issued coins! I live not for from there - will have to see if I can get a tour of the facilities! I emailed her. Could we please have a larger picture of this coin showing the "unique" Heston mint mark please, we are amazed as the only H mint mark we know of is the Heaton mint mark. reply lol... err... umm... yes ..well. thank you for pointing out my error... i shall rectify immediately. kind regards, dawn. She actually has 2 Heston pennies for sale, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1919-BRITISH-KING-GEORGE-V-H-HESTON-ONE-PENNY-COIN-SCARCE-/170758681412?pt=UK_Coins_BritishMilled_RL&hash=item27c202b344#ht_500wt_1413 , and she combines postage!!!
  8. Sure. I much prefer them to the countermarked pieces of 8. (By the way, George III had porphyria, he wasn't really mad.) Thanks, I didn't know that ... as a kind of coincidence, I have just started watching the film 'The Madness of King George' half an hour ago, I wonder if they will put the record straight?
  9. Sure. I much prefer them to the countermarked pieces of 8. (By the way, George III had porphyria, he wasn't really mad.)
  10. They are modern concoctions, make no claims to be fakes, or genuine. They are just a pair of obverses and reverses combined to provide gullible consumers with something that they won't be able to sell easily in the future. The 1823 obverse doesn't even look real. Pence, not pounds should be the real price and I would recommend you avoid them. The 1823 'coin' went for £103, incredible!! What's going on there I ask!!
  11. Just English milled silver for me, maybe I'll have to pretend that it isn't a different 'type' ... Do you know what the shilling went for and if so are you allowed to say? £2750. ex Ashby 2448. Thanks, I have contacted some dealers on-line, and if there are any dealers/members on here that know of one for sale please let me know, I have a reasonable budget for one! So do I That's all I need, two of us going for the same coin!
  12. Just English milled silver for me, maybe I'll have to pretend that it isn't a different 'type' ... Do you know what the shilling went for and if so are you allowed to say? £2750. ex Ashby 2448. Thanks, I have contacted some dealers on-line, and if there are any dealers/members on here that know of one for sale please let me know, I have a reasonable budget for one!
  13. Just English milled silver for me, maybe I'll have to pretend that it isn't a different 'type' ... Do you know what the shilling went for and if so are you allowed to say?
  14. If these are mainly for investment rather than frequent taking out and loving, then acid-free paper envelopes would be ideal (they are sold specially for coins). The first, last and most important thing ever at all times with no exceptions is - KEEP THEM DRY!!! Temperature doesn't matter too much for silver, copper and bronze (and gold), but a dry humidity-free atmosphere is paramount. The second thing is to keep them free from pollutants - PVC, coastal salt in the air, acids, fumes, dyes, fingers etc. Lustre may fade somewhat over the years but it won't disappear if the coins are stored with care. I use the Lighthouse self-adhesive 2x2 coin holders, are these then less than ideal for top condition coins? If so I had no idea and am a bit shocked (although I am a naive and ignorant relative newbie!) Paul
  15. *cough cough* ↓↓↓↓ Sadly I only have one of those, it is very nice though!
  16. *cough cough* ↓↓↓↓ Sadly I only have one of those, it is very nice though! http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/paul_whittingham/Charles_I_Shilling_Rev.jpg http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/paul_whittingham/Charles_I_Shilling_Obv.jpg
  17. I will be selling a large proportion of my collection to concentrate on 'type' collecting, whatever that may be! For now, for me, it means all 1603-1946 English silver coins, one of each denomination and 'significant' type for each monarch, wondering if under this definition selling all my 'duplicates' will finance all my 'missings' ... not sure in the case of a Northumberland shilling and a Gothic Crown (although I might ignore proof only issues) ... There, that's my 2012 strategy articulated! What are the other rare 'biggies' I am missing I wonder?
  18. I am starting to sell some of my collection in preference for collecting VF+ older milled English silver ... in the rarer coins, where grading seems to make exponential differences to the value I am struggling to assess the appropriate grade, and struggling even more to take photographs that do the coins justice. Here is a very collectible 1905 shilling, which looks miles better in hand than these pics show: I use a 12mp camera without flash, macro on, in natural daylight Perhaps I should: photograph them 'naked' i.e. not in their protective holder (the crease at 11 o'clock on the obverse is cellophane) use something to keep the camera steadier use different/better lighting? I am always amazed at the quality of the pics some people manage to achieve! Any tips gratefully received! Would anyone like a stab at grading/valuing this one?
  19. Not without a better picture. Ed.VII is difficult at the best of times because the hair detail is very low relief and so difficult to tell what is worn unless well lit or in the hand. Thanks Rob, I'll have another go!
  20. I was wondering what experience other members have had with on-line shops (other than eBay) such as John Newman, Online coins, David Seaman, Coinage of England, et al, and whether there are any people would particularly recommend, for buying or selling? If you were selling a James II shilling in aVF would you use eBay or something else? Thanks for any help!
  21. I do, but I am not sure how to grade it or the best way to sell it, I am only just starting to take this hobby seriously and have a lot to learn! It was sold to me as aVF but I think I would grade it as something like 'GF+ and probably dipped' I would value your opinion(s)! (It is much more 'shiny' than the photos show) It is short of VF, but not that far away because there is still a degree of hair detail and based on the image nVF would probably be more appropriate, but it has been polished which is a no-no and as they are not rare won't help the cause. Selling on ebay, honestly described as cleaned is probably the best way because on there, people see what they want to see. A dealer will knock it down for being polished unless it is a Hobson's Choice piece (which it isn't). Thanks Rob, I will be listing it later today with your suggested description, loving this forum!
  22. I do, but I am not sure how to grade it or the best way to sell it, I am only just starting to take this hobby seriously and have a lot to learn! It was sold to me as aVF but I think I would grade it as something like 'GF+ and probably dipped' I would value your opinion(s)! (It is much more 'shiny' than the photos show)
  23. Hi I just joined today, here is my latest acquisition purchased from eBay yesterday Do people think I paid a fair price (£57)? Comments welcome ...
  24. Hi

    I am interested in your Anne Vigo half crown, is it still for sale?

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