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  1. Far be it for me to defend Atlas. However, the last two coins I bought from them were significantly better in hand than the photos suggested. With $80 software (e.g. Photoshop Elements) it is very easy to 'doctor' a photo without actually touching the coin itself.
  2. Thanks. As you know, I'm not too knowledgeable on pennies but I liked the look of this one and the price was reasonable.
  3. Picked this up at Heritage on Thursday.
  4. My Latest Acquisition

    I have thirty five (35) 1952 sixpences at least two of which are UNC and very nice. Picked most of them up years ago. They seemed more plentiful then and you don't seem to see them much nowadays. It is hard to get one in really good condition. I did pick up an UNC although with an edge nick in 2013 and that one cost me £50 plus postage, etc. etc..
  5. There is a poster on here who has specialised in 1887 and has, I think, either a complete or almost complete set of the pattern sixpences.
  6. I have a similar example though in aluminium and not silver (ESC 3307).
  7. Pretty disgusting and sordid but I don't see what the link to Trump is.
  8. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    This looks like a nice reverse and, were it not for the gouge, might have achieved a much better grade. In my experience, NGC is very intolerant of marks such as hairline or other scratches which are more than just contact marks. They are, however, tolerant of marks which can be attributed to the minting process such as adjustment marks. I don't know about PCGS as I have never submitted to them. UK auction graders seem, in my opinion and experience, to be more tolerant of hairline scratches and often don't even describe them. As such, I have learned to become very cautious when buying at auction in the UK. My overall experience of having coins graded by NGC in the USA is that the graders are pretty strict and generally accurate. When I go back and look at a coin following the grading, I can usually see exactly where the graders are coming from. That, incidentally, has helped me become a better judge of grade when buying.
  9. US Grading vs UK Grading.....

    It is just a question of getting used to the different systems. The UK system is a bit more general in that, for example, EF is a fairly broad designation. The US system, on the other hand, tries to be more specific. In my opinion, graders on both sides of the pond usually get it right despite the odd 'failure'. I am pretty comfortable with both but there is still no substitute for looking at the coin and forming one's own opinion.
  10. March 2018 LCA

    Well, went back in and had a good close look. While there are some nice coins, there is nothing that is on my buy list and in the quality I am looking for. So I will have to pass on this one.
  11. March 2018 LCA

    On first viewing of the catalogue, not much there for me.
  12. Pushy

    I don't see anything wrong with the above. The guy is in business and a business is supposed to make a profit. Your memories are not his problem. There is a programme on TV called Pawn Stars where this pawn shop buys stuff from people. The number of individuals who don't seem to understand that the shop had to pay overheads such as rent, utilities and wages as well as providing a living for its owners and, as a result, cannot pay retail prices is amazing. When I was in business and clients were haggling over rates, I would sometimes respond that we were not a charity. I don't have a problem with a business pointing this out to potential sellers. It has the merit of clarity.
  13. I paid £45 for an EF at Glendinnings in 1990.
  14. Now you just need the 1821 BBitanniar sixpence: