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  1. The problem is that the photos have different lighting which makes an accurate comparison difficult. Just from those, the Obverse on the second looks better but the Reverse on the first looks better. Also, the Obverse on the second coin seems to have more marks on it and a couple of minor edge dings. That could be the difference between a 62 and a 63.
  2. Good point! I thought the 1884 sixpence I bought recently (MS62) was a nicer coin than the grade suggested. I got it for $45 plus juice and postage with other buyers, no doubt, put off by the grade. I was watching three lots in the Heritage sale, none of which were on my buy list. The first, a 1905 AU58 Florin, went for $550, a full $200 below the low estimate. The second, a 1918 KN MS61 penny, did not sell. The third, a 1928 Crown sold for $500, right at the low estimate. Unfortunately, there were no 'must haves' for me in this sale so I am keeping my powder - and money - dry for when the right coin shows up.
  3. I always find that Edward VII sixpences sell pretty well and more strongly than Victoria old head sixpences. Assuming it is better than the photo suggests, then anywhere from £50 - £75. Top quality UNCs can easily fetch £100 or more.
  4. The 1910 looks to me like a GVF. Nice clean coin but the hair detail is a bit worn.
  5. Upgrade. When I looked at my existing example, I wasn't too happy with the quality and, specifically, the number of contact marks and scratches. This one is a lot cleaner.
  6. And then there were my recent DNW 'wins' - which I just got around to photographing - including this lovely 1878 sixpence:
  7. Picked this up at Heritage last night. MS 62, total cost $70 including buyers premium and postage.
  8. My Spink win today. George 1, 1726 sixpence. Photo is from Spink.
  9. I tried to have a look at the St. James catalogue but it won't download for me. From memory (I don't have my reference books with me) there are no varieties listed for 1838 and I was certainly not aware of a plain edge currency piece. For my own purposes, I have trawled both ESC and Davies and listed the Victoria sixpence varieties (mainly for my buy list) and a plain edge 1838 isn't one of them. I'm not really a proof collector although I do have a plain edge 1839 proof so not sure if there is an 1838 proof which would fit the description. Who slabbed the coin and is there a certificate number we could look up?
  10. Milled edge. There is an 1839 plain edge proof, however.
  11. I bought 8 lots and only missed out on one lot that I really wanted because the price got silly.
  12. A nice 1743 sixpence. A tiny bit of wear to the hair just around the cheekbone. So a decent EF.
  13. Tracking seems to be the thing now. I am able to track just abut all my coins whether I buy them at DNW, Heritage or from a dealer. I like it.