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Everything posted by copper123

  1. Lovely coin - but i must admit i cannot see a trace of lustre. However i have had coins of my own with lustre traces 10% to 25% and it has not shown up on a scaned picture, for some funny reason. I must say the deep chocolate tone is very attractive anyway
  2. I hear that acetone is not safe to use on Hysterectomies as well!!!!!
  3. I have tried acetone on cd covers - it has the same effect - totally ruins them. As for totally ruining slabs - i think acetone deserves a gold medal . You now have the perfect reason to set the coin free!
  4. Vicky ww portrait charles II William III George 1V George V willaim IV George III George II George I
  5. women usually have an ulterior motive- watch out - lol
  6. As mongo says these forums provide a wealth of information and help to anyone seriously interested in numismatics. The people that set up the forums are the ones to thank really , they do it more to promote the hobby than to make money and deserve a big THANKS from everyone who uses it. :D :D
  7. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    This might be worthwhile yes - it should give you a good idea after six months of notes. Remember however you are far more likely to get forgeries in certain places than others - ie pubs , betting shops and the local corner shop , also taxi drivers tend not to check their pounds as well.
  8. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    Last time I looked Scotland were in the UK. I know the Scots would rather it were different, but there you are.
  9. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    By the way If you really want loads of forged pound coins just get in touch with me i could sell you 40 a week . i would charge £1 each , i suspect 5% of all pound coins are fake these days
  10. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    By the way If you really want loads of forged pound coins just get in touch with me i could sell you 40 a week . i would charge £1 each , i suspect 5% of all pound coins are fake these days
  11. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    The funny thing is that people actually think that scottish / northern irish notes are legal tender in the uk. Legally you are not bound to accept them just because they say "pounds sterling" on them. Only uk notes are legal tender in the england and wales and if you get someone to accept your "foreign" notes they are actually doing you a favor. Personally I don't like them at all but will accept up to £100 in these notes . The reason? pure and simple , I don't handle them that often and cannot spot a forgery that easy
  12. scott probably hangs round in the bury area and burys things
  13. WOOOW nice coin - would tend to agree with the other posters but 1699 date in Ex is quite hard to find - I would say even with the weak strike you have a £50 coin there
  14. Also does george look just a little too small ? My opinion only ! A bit like a dwarf on a horse really
  15. i like this - BUT the head of George just looks wrong there is no face there and it just looks bad - i am sure it could have been a lot better
  16. A bit of reserch on the net brings up the name fridericus goodwinus. He now insists that it was not from the roman central bank but indeed part of his pension pot fron julius caeser that he just forgot about
  17. Probably an early example of quantitive easing from the roman period - obviously a roman bank manager buried a few stashes from the central bank of rome and forgot where this one was.
  18. The horse stole your shirt? Surely there was someone inbetween - like a Bookmaker - I would presume
  19. Watch out Mongo gets ANGRY when he sees coins nicer than he owns - and you will not like mongo when he is angry
  20. oh by the way you are now on the london mint co. s "sucker list" Expect a pile of worthless rubbish to end up behind your door very shortly, and hours of fun staving off lawyers who want to bankrupt you if you dont pay like a good boy.
  21. This coin is certainly not the worlds most common coin if you look at the mintages of USA cents in the last 20 years you might think it is comparatively rare! unfortunately it has as much investment appeal as a common usa cent
  22. Thoughs on the kew gardens 50p anyone? Nice design i think and well worth keeping if you find one
  23. Back from all the sillyness (that I started!) sorry, and on to the original post. The value of money in williams time and what it bought would not really equate very well to translating a wage back then to what a wage buys now. Remember lots of clothes and everyday items , soap, food, water (clean in mean!)would have been luxury products and well beyond most peoples wages . Weak beer was what most people used to stave off thirst a visit from a doctor would have been very expensive (and that is even if you don't mind leaches.) Mass production and the chemical industry and science advances since this time have changed our values and the way we value money or goods on an unprecidented scale. Remember the silks from china that would cost a king's ransom back then and even the craze for delft wear (these china pieces are probably worth little more than 300 years ago) even taking inflation into account, which is very important
  24. If you are really broke you could always visit baldrick from time team , down at the docks!