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  1. hazelman

    UNC 1912 and 1922 penny coins

    Hi, looking for UNC AUNC 1912 and 1922 penny coins
  2. Thanks guess i need to purchase this book if im going to improve my skills.
  3. Thank you Jerry. What is the key identifying feature that makes it a rev g?
  4. hazelman

    UNC 1921,1922 and 1926 Bronze penny

    In my quest to have a Uncirculated run of pennies from 1902 to 1950 I am still in search of many- if anyone has spare 1921,1922 and 1926 penny for sale please contact me.
  5. Agreed.As mine is a small convenience store near a college many of my customers are students often purchasing soft drinks and crisps etc. My products are all price marked perhaps the suppliers will start factoring in this cost when deciding on their prices.
  6. Shopkeepers like myself would disagree. Contactless payments of small amounts hit us directly in the pocket. Banks charge us a transaction fee for every contactless payment reducing our profits significantly.
  7. 1 - have i referenced correctly? 2. What grade would you give this?
  8. JLS, thanks for your thorough and clear response. regards Fred
  9. Bob, Thanks for your response, I can however say that i bought this coin many years ago and as i stated besides acetone bath I have not done anything else to this coin. best regards Fred
  10. placed in acetone then dried a cotton bud dipped in aacetone. That was about 4 years ago and is now housed in coin capsule .
  11. Its been wiped with a cotton bud dipped in acetone.
  12. I have this at Aunc - please walk me through why you have graded it lower? Why does it appear dipped?
  13. Easy mistake I must learn to reference correctly
  14. OK i see it the inner rim is thinner hence Obverse C right?
  15. After dancing around the house I re-read your reply - so its not a Gouby BP1860BB which is Freeman 8B, but rather Gouby BP1860E which is freeman 6. Is that correct?
  16. After dancing around the house I re-read your reply - so its not a Gouby BP1860BB which is Freeman 8B, but rather Gouby BP1860E which is freeman 6. Is that correct?
  17. What grade would you give it? Is it still so rare?
  18. Yes? Really pleased with this purchase.
  19. Difficult subject in which we must consider the following: 1. Like any collection tastes change - values change - what is popular today becomes totally uncollectible in 20 years. 2. As for the new coins being made of metals that have no intrinsic value - what about the bronze pennies? 3. Some collect coins for their design, others for their history etc. just a quick snapshot on peoples behaviour. What got me hooked on pennies - was - a. my pocket size b. The design and c. The History. So as a collector I am satisfied with my passion for the Bronze penny and will always continue to collect. Do I expect to make some money when I sell - yes hopefully. At best I hope not to loose money but realise that it could turn on its head and no one wants them even at give-away prices. Im just pleased that people are collecting coins again and hope some may delve deeper and start collecting predecimals.
  20. One of the most contentious issues on any coin forum appears to be grading. Could grading methods used by Freeman vs Gouby be one of the issues? In addition what is the equivalent of the following grading by Gouby for Freeman. Gouby Fine Gouby Very Fine Gouby Extra Fine Gouby AUNC Gouby UNC Thanks Fred
  21. Yes thanks I do have a copy -that’s what I use to grade my coins - the uncertainty arose out of swing terminology that I was not familiar with which I assumed came from Freeman.
  22. Gents perhaps I haven't phrased myself correctly . To be fair i dont have any reference material from Freeman an as such tend to use Gouby. The reasons I came to this conclusion is that I have heard terms that i am not accustomed to which i assumed are terms used by Freeman such as Good Very Fine, which to me would be VF+ is this incorrect?