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  1. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Reverse D designs can and do vary quite a lot, albeit in very small ways but the reverse of my F22 seems to match the reverse of the coin question pretty convincingly, especially in the folds of Britannia's gown and left sleeve.
  2. Yes, coming back to your original point, a total uplift of 33.8% on the Ian Sawden sale is outrageous compared with the 5% that I used to pay at Croydon Coin Auction when I started out going to auctions.
  3. Thanks Mike, I should have noticed that as I'd asked DNW to send me the catalogue for the auction. It's a good thing to have on the shelf, sitting nicely alongside the Colin Adams catalogue.
  4. I've no idea why Import Duty is payable - maybe Ian Sawden lived abroad ?
  5. Actually Mike, it's only 5%. Commission is Buyer's premium (24% of hammer + VAT) + Import (5% of hammer) i.e £1000 hammer attracts £288 premium plus £50 import - £1338.00 total Nevertheless, an additional 5% is less than welcome !
  6. I watched in awe at the prices realised - I was worried a while ago that the market was dropping - not any more !!!
  7. Michael Gouby has recently sent me pictures of an 1860 F10 with an interesting variation on the reverse. There are 2 additional lines to the border of St Andrew's cross in the top left quadrant of Britannia's shield. They seem to be too accurately placed to be the result of a die clash and Michael has asked collectors to check their reverse D pennies for any further instances. I have checked all mine and can't find any. Michael (and I) will be interested to learn of any additional examples.
  8. Plain old "D" I think.
  9. secret santa

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Just recounted - both sides of the fake have 160 teeth.
  10. secret santa

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, they are very good likenesses but fortunately they have different numbers of border teeth. True 1933 - obverse 162 teeth, reverse 184 teeth Fake 1933 - obverse 160 teeth, reverse 159 teeth ( I did a quick count and must check these)
  11. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Are you able to name its owner ?
  12. secret santa

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sorry about the size and quality of pics but, comparing the obverse of the "fake" against the real thing, the fake has 10 teeth across the width of REX whereas the real thing has 11 teeth.
  13. secret santa

    More Pennies

    How about this one ?
  14. secret santa

    More Pennies

    I'd not seen that - many thanks for the link. Really interesting. Richard
  15. secret santa

    More Pennies

    My 1970 edition contains the numbers you mention. No mention of missing H and I don't think there's a later edition ?
  16. secret santa

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    An 1882 F115 with apparently no H was sold by London Coins in 2014
  17. secret santa

    More Pennies

    But it can be difficult to distinguish exact obverse/reverse on very worn specimens.
  18. secret santa

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    £4,500 plus commission
  19. secret santa

    More Pennies

    Just watched the unc 1882 F112 sell for £30,000 plus commission !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. secret santa

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Lovely coin - good buy.
  21. Can someone provide me with a link to this article please. I have just uploaded photos of almost all the J Moore patterns to my varieties website.
  22. Thanks to Bernie, I picked up an average 1895 wide date recently on Ebay. Not wonderful but a reasonably interesting example of 1895Bb which Gouby describes as scarce.
  23. secret santa

    Halfpenny ID check

    Thanks, although I have neglected it through the summer. If anyone has additions/corrections etc I shall have plenty of time in the winter to update it.