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  1. Hello my friends, So, I have been on a journey of numismatic endeavour to try and finally find my niche, and it's early milled Charles II silver, specifically Crowns and Halfcrowns. Anyway, I need your help please... Is the attached an example of a 3rd or 4th bust of King Charles II ?? And can any of you clever people point me towards a simple guide to distinguishing between them. Your help would be much appreciated. All the best, Weaver
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    I couldn't believe that a replica Cromwell crown was on display for sale in a local antiques bazaar priced at £50 😮 Is that normal? For a replica piece??
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

  4. Weaver

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    I agree my friend, hence the challenge! I personally love this period in history, and I expect the origin was being in Stuart house at school no doubt. I read daily excerpts from Pepys diary, plus one of my ancestors fought in the civil war, so it's no surprise that I ended up focussing on collecting Charles II coins. It would have been Cromwell coinage, but yeah right! I'm not made of money 🤣 All the best, Weaver (Wayne)
  5. Weaver

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    I agree, and what JLS has taught me is the value of a problem-free coin over a higher grade with issues piece. I would be prepared to pay a little more than book price for a lower grade yet problem-free coin with eye candy appeal, and I'm hoping that my future customers would feel the same way. All the best, Weaver (Wayne)
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Out of interest, here is the reverse of my Crown.
  7. Weaver

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Thank you for the lesson Chris! 😊 All the best, Wayne
  8. Weaver

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Just to totally verify Sword, are you agreeing with Michael that my crown is 3rd bust? Cheers, Weaver (Wayne)
  9. Weaver

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Many thanks Sword ! I have always been fascinated with this turbulent period in British history, so finding my niche has come quite naturally. Thank you for the guide. JLS on here suggested I buy a copy of Bull's book which I have duly done and await it's arrival. Guess I should wait for book to arrive, but are there many varieties in this series? All the best, Wayne
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Thank you Michael-Roo, I'm still learning to grade accurately, and in the case of this Crown, I was thinking About VF, but I appreciate your assessment. Many thanks! Weaver
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    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Thank you Michael-Roo What grade would you give it? All the best, Weaver
  12. Good morning everyone, Ok, so I was watching a YouTube video of someone sorting through their coin collection, and they had a really smart coin mat/pad in view beneath their hands. I could do with one of those, so can anyone recommend one please? Needs to be pretty small max 30cm x 30cm Any Ebay links would be hugely appreciated. Thanks to all, Weaver(wayne)
  13. Hi everyone! Hope you're all coping ok with this bloody Covid-19?? My skills are developing as I gradually move from coin hoarder to numismatist. Can any of you lovely people help me to confirm the identity of this 1840 Farthing please? I think it's - 1840-VA-1a/Ab - peck 1559 - Narrow date & stop after DEF Am I right? All the best, Weaver (wayne)
  14. Honestly Sword, I should have been on commission mate! 🤣 But they are seriously useful little coin mats! I've got a nice 1856 Nova Scotia one penny token sitting on it right now! All the best, Weaver (wayne)
  15. Thanks Paddy! I was worrying that I had upset everyone 😂 and maybe those coin mats I recommended a while back were terrible after all 🤣 Appreciate the confirmation Paddy. All the best, Weaver (wayne)
  16. Please don't leave me hanging guys 😂 Just a quick confirmation would be really helpful. Cheers, weaver (wayne)
  17. Well done my friend 😎 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  18. I tell you what eh? 😂 I missed a trick there! 🤣 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  19. Bagerap beat me to it😂 Here's mine... It's really good for saving a coin if you drop it during inspection with minimal bounce! 😎 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  20. Holy Moley! I'm worried now 😬 These coin mats had better live up to your high standards! My one has just been posted via Royal Mail 2nd class, so hopefully I will receive it before you do and will either be in total SMUG mode or HIDE BEHIND THE BIKE SHEDS mode😆 No pressure😅 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  21. Well done my friend😎 Flipping 'eck I hope they're good after all this.😁 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  22. Funny isn't it? I didn't think I needed a coin inspection mat either until i watched this YouTube video where this guy sorts through loads of 50p's looking for collectable ones. Halfway through the video he gets excited because he finds a Commonwealth Games 50p and drops it, but the mat beneath his hands cushioned the fall. That made me think...I need one of those mats💡and the search began! All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  23. Man, I feel good 😃 Let's hope they are quality mats. £1.50 is a steal, but the seller states that they are bankrupt stock, so I think I have stumbled upon a bargain. Glad to have shared with you guys! All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  24. Nice one Mike😎 It feels good to have actually helped out with some useful info. I'm the one usually asking everyone else for advice😂 All the best, Weaver(wayne)