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Posts posted by copper123

  1. On 9/29/2021 at 5:56 PM, jelida said:

    Is this Marleybob by a different name? She’s from Leeds as well.


    Similar contrived sort of story, and look at the verbiage attached to some of her other items. And the number of faked ‘error’ £5 notes she has sold for good money 😠

    Oh, and you can have the rag free too.


    I emailed the seller to say it was a forgery - I never got a reply

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  2. 34 minutes ago, secret santa said:

    One thing's for sure - you can't make a decision on whether a coin is bronzed from a photograph. See the photos below of the same coin:


    LCA (top pic) and NGC (lower pic) both describe the coin as bronzed copper. My own photo shows a very patchy colour, unlike the consistent finish that Rob describes. So, is this bronzed or not ?

    I would think there was more than one way to bronze a coin so possably several diferent ways were tried with various degrees of sucess.

    The coin above is bronze not copper so an experimental and maybe unique method was probably chosen.

    Remember its a very limited run of coins as all 1860 bronze patterns were possably 20 exist  in various metals pos auctioned to collectors .

    Numismatics was a tight circle of collectors back then.

  3. 8 hours ago, Rob said:

    I don't know. I've looked but can't find anything written down. Logic says it has to be a fluid to ensure even coverage because anything else would give inherently patchy results, but whether that is a chemical solution or reactive atmosphere, I'm unsure. The Taylor restrikes sometimes have what appears to be powder residue in the recesses, which I think may be dried out bronzing agent due to insufficient washing after application.

    Are they put in some sort of acid bath b4 striking , the process is probably writen down in peck somewhere , otherwise try the obvious and google it, LOL

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  4. 16 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Even then it's only boring 1p and 2p coins. 20p only goes back to 1982, everything else is no older than the 90s.

    If i remember rightly pre decimal crowns and double florins are also legal tender , but they are rarely found in everyday change from any source , would be nice if they did.

  5. 15 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Possibly because there's no current US silver? IIRC the Kennedy half dollar of the mid-60s was the last.

    While it is not something you find everyday in your change in the states , silver is something to watch out for, kennedy half dollars are the most popular finds, though 1940s and 1950s silver is in there with a shout as well as silver is not pulled out by private banks for the fed it tends to circulate till someone finds it .

    Many current coins are still legal tender even after 100 years or so (cents) so the stuff that you can find (In theory at least ) is much more interesting than the uk where there is no circulateing silver and nothing b4 1971

  6. On 9/18/2021 at 12:41 AM, Mr T said:

    I thought that lots of American coin collectors hoarded the pre-1982 pennies for their copper, but I agree, surely not worth it in the long run.

    I thought the USA goverment has made the melting of current USA bronze illegal , its strangely legal to melt USA silver though.

  7. Anyone noticed that the pre 1991 bronze in your pocket is becomeing scarcer and scarcer

    Recent rises in the price of scrap bronze might even be making the withdrawal of these coins and their hoarding / melting a common ocurance.

    While illegal it would be hard to prove it was happening .

    There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow with these coins though , you might get a 50% premium at the moment and its a lot of messing around for little reward


  8. Septimus severus is an interesting emperor  he died in York UK after catching an unknown infection (probably a flu bug ) and leading a battle against the scots

    Funny enough not many emperors put the uk on their bucket list after this and most remained stuck on the palitine hill with its mod cons and relative safety.

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