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  1. Spotting that it is the only example in a database of 500 sounds pretty good research to me! And a good buy for 100 Euro I would say, whether or not it currently attracts a premium, it probably will when you have finally published your study. Jerry
  2. Yes, I saw that on Numisbids, but a few hours after the auction! Correctly described, but wonderfully cheap! Well done, I wondered if it would find its way back to the UK. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    And done.
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    1978 2pence coin

    It can only have been made out of two separate coins, as the halfpenny has been struck within a collar - it has an outer edge. Somebody has been playing about with a lathe. It has no numismatic value. Jerry
  5. I assume that when there is a genuine bid, but below the reserve, they have to introduce a ‘house’ bid before they can knock the item down, otherwise the genuine bidder might think he has won the item. Not an issue when there are no bids at all, of course. Jerry
  6. Also don’t forget the RM might still have the original dies............ Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, this is one of the other differences between the two reverses. Well done on the ‘shuttle’ penny, you must look at a lot! Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Wheras this coin is positively angelic! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1864-QUEEN-VICTORIA-PENNY-UPPER-SERAPH-4-NICE-COLLECTABLE-COIN-SCARCER-DATE/273479590540?hash=item3faca7628c:g:idkAAOSwzfNbqhDZ Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That was pretty much my thought. Interesting, but not I think what the seller implies. Again.....
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It isn’t......is it? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-Penny-1877-Small-Date-RARE/332817636500?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Jerry
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    Halfpenny ID check

    The rounded top lighthouse coins are rare, I think you have done well to find 1-2 per cent of your 1861’s with this reverse. It is possible that a new master die was made up rather than an existing die modified, though at what stage in the process the Britannia/lighthouse/rock were changed I have no idea, whether an existing punch was altered or a new punch made from scratch. As there are no 1860 reverse F we can I think safely assume that the reverse D came first and if an existing die was modified this would seem the most likely candidate. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    You are lucky you were outbid. This is a common fake, and a common fake sellers ploy, sticking it in amongst a load of c**p, this often happens with siege pieces too Jerry
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    Madness' Coin Grading Training Ground

    Try and get some crisper photos, very difficult to be sure from these. But if the surfaces are genuinely as described by the auctioneer, he may well be right. Throughout this thread, as Rob alludes to in an earlier post, some of these variations are in the die and strike, ie we are grading the die rather than the coin. The Davissons photos suggest a nice coin, but I do agree some of your other illustrations show coins with a little more detail. It comes down to experience with the coin in the hand, and I feel that a continuation of the protected field surface over the raised elements of the design is a massive clue in terms of lustre, sheen, texture, colour, indicating whether the coin has actually had much handling. Some of the early twentieth century bronzes that I collect have minimal remaining fine detail yet full original lustre. The combination of a crisp early strike and lack of circulation can be elusive - and attracts a premium even for a relatively common coin. Jerry
  14. I would get on to DNW. This is an issue they should resolve. Jerry
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    I think most are genuine , but they are continental and plain and I find them rather uninteresting. They are at least cheap. There are many fakes around though on EBay and good feedback is no guarantee. Have a look at the Ebays worst offerings thread. Don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion here before purchase. Jerry