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  1. That is good. I started with Henry III and had it down as Class 5h, but then the large almond shaped eyes diverted me to the Edward I coins. Thanks for the ID of moneyer - that helps a lot.
  2. Paddy

    Fake Roman or Greek coin?

    Seconded I'm afraid.
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    Fake Roman or Greek coin?

    Sadly pictures not loading.
  4. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Reassuringly in "Sold" listings, none seem to make over about £25, and that is for a decent Uncirculated example, so the punters are not being taken in by this hype. I wonder if all the con-artists have got together and decided to "push 1921"?
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    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    They have charged commission on postage for quite a few years now. The legitimate reason is that people were dodging paying it by listing a valuable item at £0.99 and then charging £100s for postage. Having said that, I have given up with selling on Ebay - the last lot of rule changes, including requirement to give direct access to your bank account, proof of ID and VAT on international sales, were all too much for me. I have not started selling anywhere else yet, although others I know have gone to Etsy. (By the way, that platform is now inundated with fakes and just like Ebay they do nothing when these are reported.)
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    She never gives up, does she? I note this time she says the 1933 penny is "for free" - thereby giving her a get out if someone buys the lot and then claims it is fake. My blood boils...
  7. Nothing scarce but a pleasing upgrade for me:
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-58982457 Not just the American rarities, but look at the hammered gold too!
  9. I won't even give that for them - I sell them on my market stall for 50p! I keep the tray of them there as much to persuade people that their coins are not valuable as to actually sell any. (They do go occasionally as souvenirs.)
  10. Paddy

    Help with identification please

    Welcome to the forum! Any chance of a sharper picture, preferably cropped to just the coin, and also one of the other side?
  11. Paddy

    1693 halfcrown correct date variants

    Welcome to the forum! You have certainly jumped in with a very specific and knowledgeable query. I can't say I can help greatly as I have only one 1693 Half Crown and that has the blundered 3 in the date, so probably outside your remit. It appears to have no dot between HI and REX whichever side of the Crown. Herewith for interest:
  12. Well I have just acquired this, which fits the criteria nicely. 1928 Cyprus 45 Piastre - same size as the British Crown:
  13. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I would have said "Dear Fagin" would be more appropriate.
  14. Yes - I thought so. I use Freeman die numbers usually, and he makes no distinction, but based on Secret Santa's halfpenny site, A# is right. (No knot in the tail.)
  15. Just received this Halfpenny as an upgrade - 1860 and I believe 1+A - F258. Interesting web of die cracks on the obverse:
  16. Been a bit quiet here, so here is a penny I have just picked up. Not particularly scarce, but an upgrade for me. 1854 PT I believe:
  17. Interesting. Research on "Is Restoro safe" throws up very conflicting results. I suspect many of the positive reviews are fake, and the negatives are damning. It purports to be a fix for slow PCs, but many of the customers suspect it is a con. This from the Microsoft forum seems to be the most reliable: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/is-restoro-a-safe-website/33a40afd-74ed-4e9d-b57e-201e65cda0ad?auth=1
  18. Paddy

    Silver Roman Denarius - Republic?

    This is a more comprehensive list than Sear, which may help: https://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/commodus/i.html
  19. I cannot hope to get this one exactly, but this web page may get you closer, if you haven't already used it: http://ptolemybronze.com/ptolemy_series.html The size might help to home in on which it is - certainly from around the time of Ptolemy VI but which mint will be the question.
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    Silver Roman Denarius - Republic?

    Certainly not Republican. I think it is Commodus as Augustus, 177 to 192 AD. Legend is one of three variations similar to M COMM ANT P FEL AUG BRIT, types L M and N in Sear. I can't be sure of the reverse - there are lots where there is some God or other standing and holding various items with long and complicated legends around the edge. Legend ends COS III I think, but Sear does not list all of the variations. It could be S5654 - Libertas holding pileus and sceptre - or similar.
  21. That does seem high for Onedrive. Have you made big changes to your photos stored in Onedrive recently? You could try turning off the Onedrive link - in Outlook or the Hotmail website, whichever you are using - and see if that resolves the problem. You can always turn it on again later.
  22. Yes - the Task Manager, as mentioned before, is the thing that will tell you what resources your laptop is using, and which app is doing it. Quickest way to launch it is to right click on the window icon in the bottom left corner of your screen. In the pop up list you will see Task Manager about half way down - click on that. There are lots of things to look at there, and I am not going to try to give a tutorial! Explore the various tabs and see if anything is using a great deal of resource or if any of the measures are running at 100%.
  23. The usual immediate action is to shut down and restart the computer - see if that helps, if you haven't already done so. Another frequent cause is if Windows is doing a big download ready for an update. If you bring up the task manager (under settings) you can see what is happening - if the disk drive and ethernet are very busy when you are doing nothing, that could be the issue. You can also check to see if you are working at RAM memory full, which will also slow you down. You have checked for bugs, so doesn't seem to be that. If you don't have a "cleaner" installed, it might be worth trying that. AVG has a good one with a free trial, so you can see if that makes a difference without spending money. One other possibility - how old is your machine? I have experienced it when a laptop gets beyond a certain age it suddenly slows down massively. It is suspected that the machine makers have deliberate "built in obsolescence" to do this and make us buy a new machine!
  24. I have picked this up at market and after some reflection decided I will never use it, so I will move it on. "Devon Tavern Tokens" by Yolanda Stanton and Neil Todd, 1982 paperback. Printed as part of a series by Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. In Very good condition - handled but no tears, spine perfect, no writing inside. Includes a loose addendum of 7 pages identifying the illustrations. Has many black & white photos both of tokens and sometimes of the pubs they relate to. £12 including UK 2nd class postage, first come first served.
  25. Paddy

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I think he should have called himself "Norfolk an Idea".