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  1. jelida

    2021 Unc set mystery

    There does seem to be a packaging error with the proof set, maybe there is some confusion due to this? https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/annual-sets/2021-annual-coin-sets/the-2021-united-kingdom-premium-proof-coin-set/ See the note at the end of the description. Jerry
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    Indeed. This is the new normalcy. Jerry
  3. The seller tells me that he has been notified of its rarity and withdrawn it for further investigation. Maybe it will reappear in a different guise? At least it doesn’t appear that he has been ripped off. Jerry
  4. Sadly the coin has just been pulled, and my bid cancelled. ☹️
  5. Don’t worry, you are forgiven! These things happen, and we move on. Jerry
  6. The number of watchers has jumped from 2 to 8 since Martin’s post, presumably mostly forum members! Jerry
  7. This is a really unhelpful post during an active auction when I and possibly other forum members are already bidding and watching. By tradition we do not post in a way that can affect others interests in ongoing auctions and I am most disappointed. We normally save comment until the auction is completed, and due time given for the lot to have been posted, other than in the ‘worst offerings’ scenario. Jerry
  8. Now that is really tempting...count me in, subject to date and ‘her indoors’.... Jerry
  9. jelida

    1953 VIP Proof set

    The penny seems much more handled , centrally tarnished, than the others; I suspect it is an interloper to this set. Jerry
  10. jelida

    1885 Queen Victoria shilling

    Unlikely; I can’t see it, and also don’t think they would have had need for a ‘U’ punch in the first place if preparing or repairing the die. Jerry
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    1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

    I think that this variety was disproportionately collected from the day it was minted, in much the same way as say a Kew 50p of which there will never be many circulated examples. The LCW below the foot is quite a distinctive variety of what was already a novel new coin issue, and if spotted would likely have been put aside by those that could afford to. The vast majority of those that continued in circulation would have become indistinguishable from other varieties of the date long before the popularisation of coin collecting facilitated by easy access to literature such as the Seaby catalogue from the mid twentieth century. Jerry
  12. jelida

    Edward iv

    Well, the slab is interesting; seems they are a new slabbing company, in the early stages of development. https://www.facebook.com/UKCG-Coin-Grading-Service-106479238102082/ To me the coin is probably genuine, but not a ‘touch piece’ of course. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes, it’s awful! This is what it should look like. https://www.christophereimer.co.uk/medals/Oliver+Cromwell,+Battle+of+Dunbar-1 Jerry
  14. I too bought a couple of lots, and found a nice selection of oddities; I am sure Hiram must have been aware of these. Remarkable that one bulk lot had not just one but two D* obverse 1860 pennies, and they do seem to remain rare. I did show a selection here. http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/12193-penny-acquisition-of-the-week/?page=52 I agree that proper cataloguing could have made a substantial difference financially, though I’m not complaining. Jerry
  15. jelida

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The fraudster who made this ‘sixpence’ caught that ‘morning after’ feeling perfectly! Ah, I remember it well.....oh no, I’ve forgotten! Bring back our pubs! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coin-sixpence-uk-1829/284164234670?hash=item4229821dae:g:atEAAOSwu9NgEteg Jerry