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  1. JLS

    Glasgow retailer's token D&H 44

    Still looking for this if anyone's got one or seen one for sale !
  2. Anyone recognize this cursive script ? The price of 3 shillings appears to have been added later. Would appear to be a late 19th century or early 20th century hand. Not Cokayne or Batty.
  3. Hmm, I just haven't seen any 1675's which look like this. If the last numeral is a 5 the bottom of the loop is touching the upright; there aren't any in the Colin Cooke collection which have this feature.
  4. I know this was reported by Batty (unreliable source if there ever was one), but it's not in Peck. What do people think of this piece ? Date doesn't look like anything else ! Probably a contemporary forgery ?
  5. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Four-Generations-Of-The-Remington-Typewriter/202945869303 Nothing wrong with the medal but the title made me laugh.
  6. JLS

    Possible Fake Coin

    It most probably is genuine, I would agree. Having said that, if you'd really like to be sure, David Sear himself is willing to authenticate ancient coins; money is not wasted as the certification does make pieces more saleable, and he may pick up interesting features than non-experts would miss. https://www.davidrsear.com/certification.html As for the clipping, if it's ancient that's OK and it doesn't reduce value too much. The problem is that a lot of these coins were mounted in jewelry, from the time when they were made to the 20th century. When removing a coin from jewelry, it's often more salable if there's no trace of mounting at all, so someone unscrupulous might remove a little bit of the edge of the coin to achieve that. In any case you bought it at auction so there was at least one other person out there who thought it was worth roughly what you paid for it !
  7. Yes, you can actually see the C too on the flan, on second looks, so it is definitely a York coin. Probably Edward IV second reign then, with London dies ? I've had the York die piece before and it looks nothing like these, crude almost Irish style portrait.
  8. Might be worth resubmitting for an "appearance review" (at least that's what NGC calls it). It's probably the toning which is pulling it down sadly, PCGS has a thing for blast white (dipped) silver. You might have better luck with NGC if you care about such things.
  9. Do you think the portrait style is compatible with that ? There are York issues of Edward IV with cross in central quatrefoil; it would have to be Archbishop Neville suspended (1472 - 5) presumably given lack of marks by neck. I'd be skeptical of an Irish attribution simply because I've never seen an Irish penny of Edward IV which isn't heavily clipped !
  10. I'm struggling to identify this admittedly very well worn piece, which is clearly a York mint issue of (probably ?) Edward III's florin coinage. The reverse has a quatrefoil in the centre, with a fine cross in its centre. I've only ever seen examples before with a pellet or nothing there. Any help much appreciated !
  11. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Even then, if you could get the seller down to £25, not a bad buy.
  12. JLS


    Yeah, it does look a fair bit nicer in the video. To me, probably a bit better than EF; lots of lustre, minimal wear on devices, just weakly struck with ugly toning.
  13. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Looks like a bad contemporary forgery. I'd bet the weight is wrong, the corrosion suggests poor alloy choice. Potentially interesting to the right person at that price - I'd like it if it wasn't in such rubbish condition.
  14. JLS

    Possible Fake Coin

    Nothing screams "fake" to me here. The reason it's underweight is more likely because it's clipped, most of these were struck with flans larger than the dies. The straight edge on the right of the reverse looks suspicious. Very easy to get the style of the reverse of these right though - just a matter of doing the lettering; would be interesting to see the portrait.
  15. JLS

    Possible Fake Coin

    A really quick but lazy way to do this is to use screenshot software (try "snipping tool" if on Windows) to capture the photo as it displays on your screen.