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  1. In fact the tail if the ‘G’ is very variable in these early bronze pennies, many in my collection have these curved sides and some the more rectangular, but whether due to die wear or a formal font variation I don’t know. Perhaps proof coins, if from unworn dies, might clarify. Clearly the ‘G’ repair punch used here had the curved sides, and thus differing fonts on one coin is quite possible. Oh, and congrats on joining the VIGTORIA club, Richard. One of my favourite errors. Jerry
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    Jeff Beck

    Bacterial meningitis. That’s a bugger. Taken before his time. I must re-visit my vinyl collection, I have several Yardbirds and Jeff Beck albums. End of an era……..again. 😢 Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    That is an impressive piece of work. So either both coins are genuine, or neither is. As the PAS is not infallible, at this point I’m going to sit on the fence. I would comment that there are a number of Eric coins on the EMC database, of many different dies, including nice round coins. There will be more genuine coins out there. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I am surprised that this happens in your area, it certainly doesn’t in mine (Wales, Hereford and Shropshire) for non-treasure items and for two fairly straightforward reasons; firstly, valuation (and it’s costs) is not a funded part of the FLO’s remit, and indeed could open him/her up to challenge -and secondly, for a non treasure item a museum ( or other State entity) has no right of acquisition and therefore advance valuations would be a pointless expense. Of course, should a finder wish to sell a non treasure find, then normally both parties will seek valuations informal or otherwise and hopefully reach an amicable settlement. I have recently undertaken to donate a Saxon coin that I purchased at auction (Noonans) as it is an important Herefordshire find to the Museum involving a £5k gift on my part , the purchase price was taken as the market value. That coin had been through the PAS and recorded by the EMC in 2022 without valuation - difficult anyway as a unique coin. Even for Treasure items, valuation comes late in the formal process and then only after a wish to acquire has been expressed. If Treasure is disclaimed and returned jointly to finder/ landowner, it is up to them to sort out their financial commitments to each other - hence the need for prior agreements. As I stated earlier, it does not appear that this coin, if indeed a find, ever entered the PAS process. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The PAS will not value a find, though ‘Treasure’ items are valued by the ‘Treasure Valuation Committee’ as part of the Treasure process, if found to be Treasure and a museum wishes to acquire. As a single find it would not qualify. But this coin does not appear to have been reported to the PAS, and I suspect that the landowner is unaware of its existence, if genuine. To my mind it is not an obvious fake, as most are, and indeed may be a die duplicate of the PAS one . Jerry
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    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    I have already had a nice reply from ‘Jenni’ thanking me for the info, and stating that she is pulling the coin to have it independently assessed, as she does not sell fakes. An innocent but expensive mistake I suspect sadly. Jerry
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    Possible fake 1905 Halfcrown

    I have just messaged him, maybe others should do likewise. He seems an established EBay dealer, he is probably unaware. Jerry
  8. Another Edward the Confessor penny of Gildepine at Canterbury, the latter given as CA. Jerry c.1065-1066AD) Spink 1184, BMC XV - Pyramids Type, +GILDEPINE ON CA - Moneyer Gildewine at Canterbury Mint. Good portrait and clear legends with a solid flan. (HHC5568) Anglo-Saxon Silver Coin
  9. The BM mentions two coins of Gildepine , both of Canterbury, no pics though. But the mint name on yours may well begin with ‘C’. https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/BIOG108550 Jerry
  10. I wonder if the moneyer is Gildepine (Gildewine) who North lists at Leicester. I can’t see that in the mint name though. The reverse seems to read ‘GILDEPINE ON ‘ and then a letter or two that may be a gross abbreviation due to lack of space. I will try the EMC database. Jerry
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    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    My second edition Peck with dust jacket cost me £12 from a secondhand bookshop in Abergavenny in the early ‘80’s, when I was a junior doctor in the local hospital, and freshly married (same wife). It seemed expensive to me then, when I was buying lustrous Victorian pennies for a few pounds from Lloyd Bennett in the Tuesday market. The book is still in my bookcase, but I use a ‘reading copy’ without dj that I acquired somewhere since. Jerry
  12. TopCarp on EBay is John Jerrams (of the Satin penny guides). The blue ink tickets are definitely Comber, I’ve just checked the tickets of some Lizzie shillings, and a number of Lizzie pennies from two separate Comber sales, they are all identical. Jerry
  13. It looks a lot like a couple of Comber tickets from my collection. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Yes just a couple…wrong variety, wrong grade, wrong price and polished! But at least this time it’s not the wrong 1909 penny! I know someone here won’t be surprised to see this! Jerry
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