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  1. Michael-Roo

    MS 63 ?

  2. Michael-Roo

    Seaby Standard Catalogues etc

    Paulus, probably best to delete that post.
  3. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This was in my inbox this morning:
  4. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    At it again I see…. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOW-BREXIT-AND-RONALDO-MICRO-INSCRIPTION-POLYMER-FIVE-POUND-NOTES-x2/123951517239?hash=item1cdc160e37:g:S3kAAOSwvGtdoJlg
  5. Coppers, my apologies, a post reading simply 'Er….?' made no sense. I was responding to your comment regarding estate collections and wondering if I'd missed some important information on here. I see now you were just making a general point, and it's one with which I would concur.
  6. Dark, reverse B, seven to gap. The common variety (I think?). GVF or NEF? Hard to tell from the scan. Still, a pound? Bargain.
  7. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Clumsiest example I've ever seen. Couldn't even be bothered to match the portraits. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarce-double-headed-penny-George-V/283636549584?hash=item420a0e47d0:g:sqEAAOSwqZNdm9dO
  8. Michael-Roo

    Ref no required

    Nose job ("I'll have 'The Pixie' please.") and false lashes.
  9. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    You would think, by now, he'd at least know what a dump farthing looks like. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/George-Farthing-1717-Unrecorded-Last-7-Inverted-RARE/233359054885?hash=item3655489825:g:YVMAAOSwfttdlj9C
  10. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    …and a new listing from the same seller. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1841-Victorian-Half-Crown-Good-Condition/174035014567?hash=item28854b93a7:g:z~8AAOSw4RBdgmH8
  11. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    No Chris, definitely silver.
  12. Michael-Roo

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Late 1960s: I found this in the street.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. And a splendid specimen it is.