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  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Please don't leave me hanging guys 😂 Just a quick confirmation would be really helpful. Cheers, weaver (wayne)
  6. Well done my friend 😎 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  7. I tell you what eh? 😂 I missed a trick there! 🤣 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. Well done my friend😎 Flipping 'eck I hope they're good after all this.😁 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. Just ordered this from E bay - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-INNOVATIONS-ANTI-SLIP-JEWELLERY-MAKING-MAT-SIZE-23cm-x-30cm/254579385914?hash=item3b461d263a:g:TggAAOSwsiBepDMN Might be useful for anyone who needs a small coin inspection table mat. Also nice background for coin photography too😎 All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  15. Interesting suggestion, but it might be a little bouncy.😆 I was thinking of something with fabric pile y'know? Velvet maybe? All the best, Weaver(wayne)
  16. Weaver

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Man, I have got soooo much to learn because I didn't spot that as a fake at all. I knew that it wasn't in much of a collectible grade, but I never thought it would be a counterfeit or replica coin. I'm learning from you guys!😎 Cheers, Weaver (wayne)
  17. Weaver

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    So it's 'clearly' a fake coin right?
  18. Weaver

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Forgive me, but can you list the problems with the coin listed on e bay please? I ask so I can add to my knowledge bank. I mean, I see several edge knocks and am I right that it's been harshly cleaned? Cheers, Weaver (wayne)
  19. I'm a fair newbie like yourself theoder, and the biggest lesson I have learned from key members of this community is this... Always check the coin for fine hairlines in your hand preferably, but if you can't personally look at the coin in hand, then ask for close up photos of the obv and rev. Fine hairline scratches across the surface (usually in the same direction) suggest that a coin has been cleaned or polished at some point. A cleaned or polished coin is less desirable to collectors, so the value is much less. Just something to bear in mind for the future my friend ok? All the best, Weaver (wayne)
  20. Hi everyone, I recently acquired a 1966 (67) Spanish 100 Pesetas coin for £6 which is supposed to be 0.800 Silver right? Well this one looks like very shiny Gold? Almost like it's been electro-plated with gold leaf? 🤨 Have I been diddled?? Or has the coin toned to a Golden hue? Your opinions please... Cheers, Weaver(wayne)
  21. Thanks Rob and Diaconis for your support 👍 Cheers, Weaver(wayne)
  22. It's all soo strange. The postscript to this story is that the seller has offered me a full refund and stated that they thought the coin was a bit suspect due to it's 'odd colour' 🧐 Hmmmmm? Is this coin destined for the bin people? Cheers, Weaver(wayne)
  23. Hi Diaconis, Just weighed it and 19g exactly. I'm confused now. Cheers, Weaver(wayne)
  24. Thanks Diaconis. Modern restrike perhaps? Cheers, Weaver(wayne)