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    British Pre-decimal Milled and Hammered coinage. Some decimal and foreigh coins.

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  1. Picked this one up (with 5 other Wreath Crowns) for my own collection today. Just need a genuine 1934 now to finish the series.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49331042 Featuring Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral in the background this time. If they really are "in circulation" I will get them. If they are another RM packet only then forget it.
  3. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    In Ebay if you click on any seller ID, it brings up a summary page for that trader. Then click on "Items for Sale", which will bring up all his or her current items. Then scroll down the left side to "Sold listing" and click that. Bingo! Here is the result for our counter-marked Thaler man - one look at that list and you know he is selling fakes. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/sattar-uk/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_ipg&_from&LH_Complete=1&LH_Sold=1&rt=nc&_trksid=p2046732.m1684
  4. Yes - it is the privacy issue I really don't like about going cashless. The banks, and by extension the government and probably most of the big internet companies, would know where we are and what we are spending all the time.
  5. This on the BBC website today - apparently no 1p or 2p coins produced for circulation in 2018, but this is not an indication (yet) of the demise of the coppers: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49275300
  6. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here is a video on Youtube teaching our snake oil brethren how to fake up toning on silver coins:
  7. As you know, varieties are not my speciality, but I would say P is to a tooth - just to the left of centre on it, which seems to match with the example on the headsntails14 website. First one of date is also directly over a tooth, so I think this makes it Freeman Reverse A?
  8. Or just more gew-gaws, as they have been for the last few years.
  9. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I have no time for him or his illegal practices. (Shill bidding is actually a criminal offence.) But to point out - the reason virtually no one uses reserves on Ebay any more is because they charge a substantial percentage of the reserve in fees, even if your item does not sell.
  10. Picked up this amongst a bag of otherwise junk and modern stuff yesterday. Slight upgrade for me and always nice to get one of the scarcer ones: 1875 H Penny, Dies 8 + J, F85 I believe:
  11. Paddy

    more FAKES

    I would say fake - this has some of the characteristics of the fakes discussed on this forum about a year ago. The dents in the second one of the date and in the neck above look very familiar. Is the orientation right? These should be medal alignment, but the fakes were coin aligned.
  12. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Has been ended by the seller - hopefully because they learnt from their mistake.
  13. Thanks very much for that @JLS - that suits me fine. Apart from the damage to part of the portrait, quite a decent coin I thought.
  14. I had this brought to me in the market today. I think I have it right as Henry III voided Long Cross of Class 5 and by Ion of Canterbury, but I am not sure which sub-class. Can someone please help me?
  15. This topic is supposed to be "Stuff to make us laugh" but seems to have veered once more into the very unfunny political arena.