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Michael-Roo

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  1. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    No Chris, definitely silver.
  2. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Late 1960s: I found this in the street.
  3. As already stated, a normal 63 with grot on the last digit. Here for comparison: normal/the 3 with grot/the 3 with grot erased.
  4. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Sorry to be a bother people, but I really felt I needed to come back in with this one. VF WTF???? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1863-PENNY-BRITISH-COIN-FROM-VICTORIA-VF/362715235474?hash=item5473834492:g:ggwAAOSwul9dQvps
  5. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I thought I might dip in to see if Buckscoins gradings had improved during the past week or two. I didn't yet get past the first listing. aEF? Dear me. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1858-PENNY-BRITISH-COIN-FROM-VICTORIA-aEF/202747462453?hash=item2f34b0c335:g:BL0AAOSwy1ZdSWlX
  6. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    £11,000? What a lightweight….. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Extremely-Rare-2p-New-Pence-Coin-1971-Old-Original/383122593338?hash=item5933e2d63a:g:-~cAAOSw0w5dZAKE I love that this div is offering £1.50 P&P on a 56 grand listing.
  7. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I just love this. Good old Iris. If you're in need of cheering up the seller's other offerings are worth a squint too: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/boutiqueunique2015/m.html?item=362689455958&hash=item5471f9e756%3Ag%3All0AAOSw2jFceerJ&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562 Oh, and check out the top item in seller feedback. Clearly bollocks, but is this kind of lying also illegal? https://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=boutiqueunique2015&ftab=FeedbackAsSeller&ftabfocus=true&searchInterval=30
  8. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    What's this price guide she's using? If her 1887s are 'sitting' at these valuations then lord knows what everything else must be valued at. We all must be holding riches beyond our wildest imaginings... First thing tomorrow morning I shall swap my inverted 1 1820 sixpence for a winged unicorn (unipegasus?), just because I can afford to, then flutter about showering the hoi polloi with the beneficence which would be my half-chewed Greggs vegan sausage rolls. Er, no rubbish mind, we're talking king size here. Make sure you're up and out early...
  9. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Book prices and where they sit. What's she on about now? This is for a superb 1887 Victoria jubilee head silver double florin ARABIC 1 IN THE DATE THE COIN IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION has a slight mark near the date but nothing major IN MY VALUATION BOOK SITS AT A PRICE OF £550 in unc condition My grade is vf+.. 483.347 minted This is for a Victoria 1887 jubilee head silver half crown this is a stunner My grade EF PLUS TO UNC but that's my grade so please view yourself . Although it is a FANTASTIC collector's coin An absolute asset to a fantastic collection this is what collectors call a gem one you really don't want to miss... the coin is in fabulous condition Almost unc but thats my view so please view yourself In my valuation book in unc condition it sits at £450 1, 438.046 minted I like this from the 1887 crown description too: THIS IS AN AUCTION SO WHO WILL START ME IF THERE IS TONE ON MY COINS THEN THE TONE YOU SEE ON MY COINS IS THE TONE THAT IT IS Where's Alan Turing when you need him?
  10. Collecting these is my thing and finding the errors is great fun. Could be but, as you and Chris both say, the jury is out until another/better specimen turns up. Something I would draw your attention to though is the upright bar of both the disputed first L and that of the second. Compare these with that of the E, which is much thicker. If the first L was an E wouldn't the uprights be similar? Obviously, a blocked die might account for the difference, but it is something worth considering. Either way, on the visual evidence as it stands, were you to describe it as 'GIVEIELMVS' I don't think anyone would object.
  11. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And still buyers don't question why all her silver, regardless of origin, age, condition, has the same artificial appearance. Some of those which have really been gone to town on are absolutely horrible.
  12. And a splendid specimen it is.
  13. Absolutely right Dave and, oddly enough, this was an auction lot, not a BIN. My £56 winning bid was one of only five so it would appear the coin hadn't been noticed by many people at all. The maximum bid I'd left was almost four times what I paid, so to say I was pleasantly surprised to find I'd won it for that sum would be an understatement. There's one in the same grade being offered online at the moment for £525!
  14. Cheers Ian. I'd grade it GVF rather than EF but a fantastic buy for the money all the same.
  15. So, my occasional visits to ebay continue to pay dividends. A few weeks ago it was the Gouby X penny for £1.50 BIN. This week, it's the attached sixpence for which I paid £56. ESC R4. Happy days….
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