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    TPGCs & 3D printing

    It would be simple to make moulds, casts and dies using 3D printing technology. A roll of mint 1905 half-crowns could cost as little as £49.99, only because silver blanks would be needed. A scary prospect for numismatists that could kill our little hobby, should we be worried? Could TPGCs hold the key to such a problem?
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    TPGCs & 3D printing

    Exactly, which is why it is important to look beyond the present. With the current technology one can make exact replicas. Moreover once a scan is captured the softcopy can be doctored to create flaws that will be unique to each coin produced. This will take care of Matt’s point that replicas will mirror the originals in the flaws that they carry. A BIG YES but how do we know how many specimens of a given genuine article exist? For instance everyone knows that an 1864 penny is very scarce in unc, yet no one knows exactly how many of these exist in UNC currently or where they are. How then will one tell a replica and a genuine article, possibly saved in a vault for the last 150 years, apart? Unless we have something that can tell the composition of the platchet apart or something, like Carbon 14 dating, that can pin point the exact time of when a platchet was manufactured; it is going to get very difficult for everyone. Possibly something we should all plan for and for all we know it might be the next biggest thing since TPGCs as far as numismatics is concerned.
  3. Very rare coin! Well done Brian.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's not an Open 3 however I concede the penny has a horizontal lower leg in the 3 and I’ve seen in other worn examples. Is this something that happens due to wear?
  5. I am yet to come across a better F175.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    These are AKA salespeople
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I must admit that I've purchased from Jon (off ebay) before and he seemed like a really nice guy. His pricing however is rather optimistic.
  8. We didn’t have gas at our home in the 60s but I recall we had APM SMITH’s electricity meters, which took a florin
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    Trump v Clinton

    I fail to comprehend how Trump is even being considered for the job, though I admit Clinton herself is no seraph. And this is where it gets stimulating because a sizable horde of people will consider both candidates unfit for the job and not bother to be shift their proverbial backsides. The candidate that wheedles a significant number of these ‘I don’t gives a FuXXX’ will walk away with the keys to the Bleached Cottage IMO.
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    More Pennies

    Man wants it man gets it :)
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    More Pennies

    I am with Santa on this. There is no toning band on Santa's picture.
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    More Pennies

    Based on the toning band on the reverse it would be fair to say both the pictures are of the same coin.
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    More Pennies

    .. I will alert the cavalry
  14. jacinbox

    More Pennies

    Nice coin Pere. Does anyone know who purchased the 1869 penny from Spink. Had to take my Godson to AnE so missed that sale.
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    More Pennies

    There was one on ebay not long back and it sold for £18.
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    More Pennies

    Hard copy, getting a soft copy would be a bit difficult because 23/10/1984 is a bit before the internet age . If you don’t have the catalogue it might be worth getting someone to scan the Appendix because that’s where the pictures are instead of being alongside corresponding lots.
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    More Pennies

    The pictures are available on the Christie's Auction Catalogue. Though the pictures themselves are not great, the catalogue itself is one of the more substantial sources of reference for ex Freeman coins yet.
  18. City have a decent chance
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    More Pennies

    Santa, I think Matt and Pete are right. Look at this one and it's not even as scarce as the 1897 Dot.
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    Coin of Nero

    Thank you.
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    Coin of Nero

    A very interesting R over B on your profile picture Gary. Could you share the details regarding this error please? Considering Gary hasn’t been on the forum lately does anyone from here recognise this error?
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