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  1. Warrington Auctions

    Here in the USA, I have bought a couple of coins from Atlas. Now, I know that they are generally on the pricier end - though not always - but postage is included in their price. What you see is what you pay. Personally, I find that policy to be very attractive.
  2. 1967 - thin flan, milled edge and just 1.4 grams
  3. A couple of error sixpences acquired from PWA 1967. 1963 'off-strike'
  4. Doesn't look all that worn to me. Nice coin.
  5. LCA June

    I have also spotted a couple of coins but, sadly, relatively little there for me.
  6. TPG just gets silly

    Personally, I don't see the added vale. But from a TPG perspective, why not? It is business, revenue and virtually no risk.
  7. TPG just gets silly

    It isn't the TPG that is getting silly, it is the collector that submitted the coins for grading and slabbing in such a fashion.
  8. I had a look on their site and can only see an auction for May 9th. Tried to download the catalogue and nothing happened.
  9. Agreed. As I am in the USA I have the problem the other way around when I buy from DNW or LCA.
  10. I was tracking a 1741 sixpence graded MS62 at a Heritage auction and Atlas also had a 1741 in MS62 for sale. Both were nice looking coins per the photos but the Atlas one had, in my opinion, nicer toning. Anyway, to cut a long story short, the Heritage one sold for $540 including buyers premium. Add postage and you have $555 approx. I bought the Atlas one for $495 including postage and saved at least $60 and possibly more as I hadn't entered the bidding. By way of comparison, a "better than EF" example sold at DNW last year for £340. Add the buyers premium and postage and the price is comparable. I do accept that Atlas can be expensive but so can auctions. But my point is the same one that I made above. You have to look at it on a coin by coin basis and make the comparison between other sources for a coin of similar quality. The other coins I have bought from them have all been competitively priced compared to what an auction might cost. And, I might add, their service has been outstanding.
  11. I have bought three or four coins from Atlas. First, they are not always more expensive than coins at auction and especially when the buyers premium is taken into account. Second, the service is outstanding in my experience. The coins I have bought have always lived up to, or exceeded, expectations. It is like everything, you have to look at it on a coin by coin basis.
  12. I didn't bid in this auction as there was nothing there for me. Like it or not, online bidding is the way of the world now and having a good system is a competitive advantage. Spink's system isn't as good as DNW or Heritage but at least they have one, unlike London Coins. While the catalogue photos are awful, using the My Spink feature does give access to better photos which is a plus. I can't really comment on prices but, looking at other auctions where I have participated - not always successfully - prices do appear to be strong. And if it is that coin that you just want an that somebody else just wants then that can easily push the price.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.