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copper123

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  1. In a lot of ways ebay laughs on this forum really sums up the general public's lack of knowledge about numismatics - well we all go on it and have a laugh at the polished buttons described as near mint , and the metal detector finds of blank corroded pennies .

    Things ain't gonna change overnight guys and in the end the only person in this numismatic jungle who is really to blame for buying rubbish is the buyer :o , no matter how wise or foolish this person might be.

    In the end just make sure it ain't you that's buying the unsellable rubbish


  2. In the absence of getting upgrades on coins in my collection , I have now started buying similar grade coins to the ones i have now but with a better tone (colour) , I really love the light coloured chocolate tone on early bronze and copper.

    Early Victorian bronze is harder to find with a good tone than the copper

    Anyone think this is a waste of time , or is eye appeal not valued in this country (Unlike the states).

    IMHO a lovely toned copper George IV penny for example is a real thing of beauty and to be admired a black toned one does very little for me , but I might consider it as a space filler.

    I sell the spares on ebay - this sort of upgrade usually cost me 20% of the coins value , so it really is not that expensive.


  3. In the absence of getting upgrades on coins in my collection , I have now started buying similar grade coins to the ones i have now but with a better tone (colour) , I really love the light coloured chocolate tone on early bronze and copper.

    Early Victorian bronze is harder to find with a good tone than the copper

    Anyone think this is a waste of time , or is eye appeal not valued in this country (Unlike the states).

    IMHO a lovely toned copper George IV penny for example is a real thing of beauty and to be admired a black toned one does very little for me , but I might consider it as a space filler.

    I sell the spares on ebay - this sort of upgrade usually cost me 20% of the coins value , so it really is not that expensive.

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