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Everything posted by mrbadexample

  1. 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.
  2. mrbadexample

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    I would have been pleased to save them from the melting pot.
  3. 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.
  4. mrbadexample

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    Nor me. I'd say some are way off the mark.
  5. Question as per title. Yes or no please. Not mine, not buying, just after opinions. Cheers.
  6. 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.
  7. mrbadexample

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    I don't think it's legit though, that 9 on the reverse looks iffy.
  8. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    In my population of two I have two flat-bottomed 2s.
  9. I'm convinced there are actually relatively few collectors compared to the number of profiteers.
  10. mrbadexample

    Brighton halfpenny

    DH 6-8, not fussed which as the obverse is the bit I want. Needs to be a pleasing example devoid of disfiguring marks, some wear quite acceptable but no less than VF. Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Cheers.
  11. mrbadexample

    Brighton halfpenny

    Thank you. I'll keep an eye on it but since it comes as a pair it'll likely exceed my budget, unfortunately.
  12. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Pobjoy mint have been going longer than I thought.
  13. mrbadexample

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    That farthing is beautiful. I bought this a few years ago. Well pleased when it turned up. There's a prooflike quality to the fields that I am unable to capture.
  14. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Somewhere between the two I guess. I can't get my head round photography, I just stick 'em on the windowsill on top of a coin box and point and press an old Fuji Finepix F500EXR. It mostly works ok. I tried one of these much-vaunted mats as a different background to the box - completely different colours as a result:
  15. mrbadexample

    Stuff to Make Us Laugh

    Not. USA has no jurisdiction here.
  16. mrbadexample

    Coin inspection table mat - recommendations please!

    I'm a bit disappointed with mine. I dropped a coin on it but it still dented the desk.
  17. mrbadexample

    More Pennies

    Can you upload the video to YouTube and then post a link or embed it here?
  18. mrbadexample

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    Have another go then.
  19. mrbadexample

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    Don't worry Pete, I've never seen a video of a coin that was better than a photograph.
  20. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    I go by the tie ribbon if I'm looking at the obverse.
  21. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    As well as the 1853 and 1871. A quick £350 to boost the coffers. Interestingly, the fakes are private listings with bidders' identities hidden, but other auctions are not.
  22. mrbadexample

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's £25 less you've got to spend on the real thing.
  23. You'd probably get your hand bitten off at £85 Mike. I see them going on the Faceache groups for over £100.