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  1. damian1986

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sorry Newark whoever that is, but... Santa Claus 😂 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123839413231 Or maybe this is groundbreaking, wonderful discovery on a par with the pre-Neolithic cave paintings taking us back to our ancient past.
  2. I meant sell to them in the first place
  3. It's a shame really, coins around the £300 mark are costing £400 with postage, which puts a lot of reasonable but still common Saxon coins out of reach tbh. Vendor is only going to see £270 back on such a sale, so assuming they want most of their money back, £400 is only getting you a coin worth £270 a few years ago, which isn't a lot. Obviously over simplifying this, but I did see my 1c/1a E1 mule sell on here with coinery for probably only half what I paid through DNW (of course I got carried away 😅) Let the dealers have em. No point whinging about this and then hitting the bid button. Likewise they're running a business and and provide a good service and this is how it is. All in all... 🤷‍♂️
  4. Thought I'd share this as it's not a bad one mostly, but has the interesting die clash -- (and if you think it's something else that caused this let me know so I can update my notes!! 😆)
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    Bags of Roman

    Might be being optimistic to think you can get bags of the stuff in any sort of reasonable grade (VF) with the chance of finding the odd scarce one But would pay a reasonable amount for unattributed lots more for research purposes Have a small collection but when buying singly in higher grades they get to "I could probably spend the money elsewhere better" sort of prices.
  6. Wouldn't mind a reissue of the Pistrucci cameos, to wear on my favourite lapels
  7. Had a brew with Pete and came away with this.. not bad at all 😎
  8. Not sure how many boats this will float 😆 This is number 11 out of 40 wanted for the hammered copper farthings (covering types). Provenance always a win. But where are the remaining 29 coming from 😆
  9. Oh I just dug this out didn't see the thread at the time 🧐 you pay a premium for lion over sideways lamb?
  10. Went to see Pete he's a decent bloke! and picked a few decent bits up off him. Don't know if I could really do better than the 1934 and for some sadistic reason I chose that as my wanted example for the 5th Freeman obverse, and the halfpenny is 'kin glowing with lustre and can't get a decent photo. A few more boxes ticked off. Sat here, melting, trying to understand the reference to lions and lambs 🙄 I'll assume that speaks to my naivety 😅
  11. I'm seeing demons in everything at the minute 😄
  12. I'd rather defer to the experienced guys we have here who will give you an honest opinion bu it'snot BU and a few bag marks and edge knocks rather than flan flaws? - smidge of friction to ear maybe? That would knock it down from UNC by a grade. It's a good example though for the year as far as I can tell.
  13. Thanks Rob it's hard to say - I would say no, except around the 1 in the date there's a case for a displaced tooth but with the coin in hand I'm still not really sure. The "double striking" is only really clear in 1 GEORGEIUS III DEI running clockwise from the 1 to the I in DEI. The portrait shows no signs of double striking which is why I initially considered to not be double struck.
  14. Just wondering if one of you kind people can explain what's happened here? A second punch to working dies? Why the broken 1 in the date?
  15. That's how I got here initially... 🙄 The earliest memories I have of coins in hand were the bigger 50ps... so never saw a predecimal coin except in a tin my dad had. Obviously cash still reigned supreme, but my interest since mid-20s was always further back, without ever having connected to the predecimal system. I was thinking about young lads I know who collect things... Magic cards is one thing at the minute... There's an end result to collecting those in that you play the game with them. The collector mentality is pervasive in society. But the *outlet* has to be kept going, by promoting the hobby and linking it to our history. That's not to say that younger collectors will have a spare £1600k to buy a not-very-pretty few grams of bronze. But the buy in is gradual and has to start somewhere.
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