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  1. mrbadexample

    Rare coin lost in post

    Financially, maybe, but what about the loss of a scarce coin to the collecting community? You own a number of coins that are probably unique, some of which you've likely had your eye on for years. What if they were lost on the way to you from the auction house? You are refunded, as is the auction house. Has anyone lost out?
  2. mrbadexample

    Rare coin lost in post

    That's disappointing for you, the buyer and the numismatic world. Fingers crossed it will eventually surface.
  3. mrbadexample

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    I see what you did there.
  4. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    Tough call, isn't it?
  5. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    No, but you've changed the parameters. We've gone from bog standard at 10x market value to an unattributed variety at a fair price. If you mean I've looked at one of their coins at a hugely inflated price, and one of their other coins was an unattributed variety, I wouldn't have seen it in the first place because I'd have moved on. If I think a coin is a good price, I look at the seller's other listings to see what else looks good. If it's a terrible price, I don't bother. I can't look at everything.
  6. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It also makes me dismiss all their other listings as they are clearly trying to rip someone off.
  7. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    I'd have said not fully struck up, or you'd see the wear elsewhere too.
  8. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    I don't think I've got a common date that nice!
  9. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    Enough with the washers Pete, haven't you got a decent one to share?
  10. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    I understand that it's not worth the time or trouble to list and sell individually. Instead of chucking them in the melting pot, how about you chuck them in a not-for-melting pot, then every 6 months or so offer them on here as mixed low grade varieties for a very modest sum. You'd get a little more than scrap and you'd not be destroying them.
  11. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    I would have been pleased to save them from the melting pot.
  12. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    I thought the F164a was one of those that was off! 20? I'm pretty sure as a forum we could rustle up that many without too much trouble - doesn't even warrant a mention on Richard's site. I thought the 1922 trident dot was way off at 10 too. I haven't had chance to have a proper look through yet but I would certainly agree with your last point, albeit with exceptions like the 1887 coronation head which needs chucking in the bin*. *Other opinions are available and no less valid, I guess.
  13. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    Nor me. I'd say some are way off the mark.
  14. mrbadexample

    Cleaned or not?

    Thanks all. To me the 1950 looked cleaned, not sure about the 1936. I can't even say why for sure, it just looks a bit unnaturally shiny to me. It could just be the lighting, of course.
  15. Question as per title. Yes or no please. Not mine, not buying, just after opinions. Cheers.