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  1. jelida

    Royal Mint Circulation figures

    There’s your answer, Peter! They hardly circulate, but are still required for some transactions. Jerry
  2. This vendor seems confident in identifying the ja reverse variety on a Freeman 72. Maybe. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1874-PENNY-F72-rev-ja/273847142732?hash=item3fc28fc94c:g:JekAAOSwpcpc3BYk Jerry
  3. But even then the absent ‘H’ could be due to die fill. If it wasn’t for the unique (for 1882) die pairing, would we be so confident with the agreed ‘no H’ variety? The couple of ‘no H’ 1876 are generally accepted as die fill. I suppose a reasoned judgement published by a top expert , a Freeman or Gouby equivalent, would have to be the determining factor in the absence of contemporary records. Jerry
  4. Yes, that was the main indicator of the doubt, and what DNW didn’t seem to get to grips with at first but I think Chris does now. I think that whatever the (historic) cause of the dishing of the flan below the date, the end result is the removal of the ‘H’. It looks to me like a coin that may have been in the ground at one time, and when cleaned on recovery a thin layer of patina was rubbed off, along with the mintmark. But I have seen several ‘no H’ with the wrong obverse offered for sale, including by LCA. What would it take, I wonder, for this combination too to be considered a true variety? Jerry
  5. Chris Finch of DNW asked me to look at the 1882 no H penny at the MCF yesterday. There is no visible evidence of the ‘H’ under the loupe but I also felt it was a little ‘dished’ under the date. No recent shenanigans, but as it is one of those coins that has considerable surface patination it is quite possible that the ‘H’ might have been lost. Either that, or a filled die, as the obverse is clearly ‘wrong’ for the ‘no H’ as we recognise it, though I don’t know that can be entirely written in stone. My advice was that if they do try to sell it, an explanation of the reservations about its authenticity would have to be included in the description, then the punters can make up theit own minds. Not one for me. The links can be found above. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I have no sympathy for the bidders in this case. The vendor, if a little clumsily, does make it clear that this is a base metal gap-filler. People really must read the descriptions. I doubt they will get their money back in this case. Jerry
  7. jelida


    That’s nice guys. Well done both.😋 Jerry
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    That’s wonderful. I was born in the Shetlands, spent my first six years on Fair Isle where my dad was the warden of the bird observatory. I have never been back, despite fond early memories. I must remedy that. Jerry
  9. jelida

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Buying it themselves, possibly. This coin, https://www.ebay.com/itm/KREMNA-in-PISIDIA-Authentic-Ancient-Amyntas-Galatia-King-Greek-Coin-ZEUS-i77184-/233193738940?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true sold and feedback received, is for sale again https://www.ebay.com/itm/KREMNA-in-PISIDIA-Authentic-Ancient-Amyntas-Galatia-King-Greek-Coin-ZEUS-i77184/352659299993?item=352659299993&pageci=eb59148d-ed8e-4fb0-b683-4b9f13f596bb&redirect=mobile so all is not as it seems. Jerry
  10. jelida

    Hey guys

    From its appearance I would be suspicious of a cast coin I’m afraid. Let’s see what others think. Jerry
  11. jelida

    Hey guys

    “If real” is key here, there are more fakes than genuine of these about. http://rg.ancients.info/owls/forgeries.html For a start, we need much better close-up photos. These pics are the sort of quality associated with less reliable EBay sellers. Jerry
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Ah, but it is back...... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Victoria-1-Penny-1863-Genuine-Proof-Grade-EF/233219981496?hash=item364cfe80b8:g:SsgAAOSwajRc0YoC Jerry
  13. Number of lifetime sexual conquests, and partners satisfaction rating? Or so I’m told, obviously! Jerry
  14. These weak strikes and worn dies are often an issue for my pennies too. In terms of actual circulation, I feel the amount of real wear is likely to be indicated by the better side, in that the general effects of circulation (“shove ha’penny” and local damage aside) should be symmetrical. I would agree that in terms of wear the reverse of your coin is AU to MS. Logically in terms of wear the obverse will be similar. Of course the sharpness of the strike is always a factor in the overall desirability of a coin. Jerry
  15. I also had emailed DNW, and at the Midland Coin Fair Chris Finch mentioned it and reminded me (I had forgotten). They had taken the issue up with the vendor, it seems he was aware of the doubts and had been ‘trying it on’ rather. Anyway they had agreed to withdraw it, quite correctly. Likewise was a little surprised at the lack of an email acknowledgment though. Jerry