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  1. Totally agreed - CGS might have been slapping numbers on minor Victorian and George IV farthing varieties for years, but the market hasn't noticed...
  2. If you’re into Georgian coins I’d also recommend the evasion halfpenny and farthing series, almost infinite variety, poorly studied and plenty of bizarre types and spectacular errors. You can buy acceptable examples of the common types for as little as £10.
  3. I’m having fun collecting early milled halfpennies by Peck variety right now...most of the VR and ER ones only have a few specimens in high grades; if you’re content with low grade examples you can get some real rarities for £100 or less. They turn up in dealers’ junk bins too occasionally ! William III halfpennies in particular were terribly badly made and you can sometimes get decent examples cheaply because people expect a VF or EF coin to have a lot more detail than they actually do. And the number of minor varieties is large, Peck is really just the start.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2004-liberia-tiffany-art-2oz-silver-coin-rare-dont-offer-ridiculous-waste-time/183870257401 Whatever the merits of this "coin", I am glad I know to dont offer ridiculous waste time
  5. While we're on Victorian silver, what do you make of this 1899 halfcrown ? I reckon much closer to EF than uncirculated.
  6. Someone obviously decided that 100 years of circulation just wasn't enough for this poor 1866 penny ! It actually feels pretty similar to an old size decimal 50 pence in the hand.
  7. I think at £450 the price isn't extortionate given the nice matched toning. PCGS are quite strict with Edward VII florins for some reason so an AU58 is not necessarily only an EF coin, probably more a British AU if the problem is just bagmarks. I wouldn't buy this set though because the sixpence and threepence are spotty. If this came up at auction in the UK it would probably go for £250 - 300 + premium, optimistically. The 1902 coins are very common in mint state because of high mintages + first year of the reign so they were all put away. And you can get true BU examples of all of these coins without too much difficulty, except perhaps for the florin which becomes a bit tricky in top grades.
  8. Interesting piece. I wonder if it was produced as a "general" Scottish token analogous to the anonymous Glasgow issue (W7450). Don't have an example of this myself.
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    Really hard to say on these without looking at an example in hand, given the existence of very high quality forgeries, but nothing stands out as fake with the style of this one. What's the origin of this piece ?
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    Denarius ?

    Looks like a horseman facing right. Working out specific gravity might help - not obviously silver to me.
  11. Like so. I believe these are Kettle pieces as another one of the "Beloved and Lamented" pieces (BHM 1379) is signed KETTLE under the bust. These came from a bulk lot a while back at Lockdales.
  12. From my junk drawer so to speak, the following two pieces with similar psuedo-Wyon busts: both by Kettle and Son, Birmingham presumably, based on style - note that they are definitely by the same manufacturer as the same defective E punch has been used in the name of GEORGE. I may well have others lying around somewhere...
  13. Probably a bit of a shot in the dark, but I just need this one to complete the full set - listed by D&H as "common" but I doubt it given that I can't find one for sale anywhere and the plate coin is pretty low grade. Distinguished by the bird being under the A of Glasgow on the tree. I'm not fussy about condition.
  14. Looking at it again in hand the right annulet looks broken - the left one looks closed, the apparent break in the photo seems to come from a weak strike. Do you know if this is a definite diagnostic for these ?
  15. Hello all, Recently picked up this hammered halfpenny. I'm pretty sure it's Henry V due to the annulets on either side of the crown; wrong portrait style for Henry IV. Can't decide if it's class A (emaciated bust, rare) or class C though. I'm leaning towards class A because the annulets don't appear to be broken, and the portrait style seems different to class C coins I've seen photographed online. Anyone know of a photographed class A specimen to confirm ? Thanks, J