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    My Latest Acquisition

    Well everyone I have now completed my 1935 set of Denomination coins with this one off of eBay. Thanks to everyone that helped me, you know who you are. I have now to move on to the next set. I am happy with this nice and crisp and at last am getting better photo's although still struggling to get decent ones of the silver coins.

    Storage of slabbed coins

    Case With 3 Trays each having 8 rectangular compartments of 86mm designed for slabs http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lighthouse-L6-Cargo-Aluminium-Coin-Case-With-Assorted-Trays-/141647099554?var=&hash=item20fad336a2:m:muUUW1zv7QuBPbzxDRCCRfA
  3. I recently went to post pictures in the gallery and wanted to have my own folder. It seems you cannot do this, I managed to post pictures but not in a folder. Is there anyway I am able to create a Folder and the add pictures to it.

    1903 Maundy 4d Rev


    1903 Maundy 3d Obv


    1903 Maundy 3d Rev


    1903 Maundy 2d Obv


    1903 Maundy 2d Rev


    1903 Maundy1d Obv


    1903 Maundy 1d Rev


    Total beginner coin collector

    Try this link for a full list and values it may help. http://www.coins-of-the-uk.co.uk/values/index.html Also I think you could do better than that coin 1887 Jubilee coins are quite easy to find in really nice condition. This one is better http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALMOST-UNCIRCULATED-1887-Threepence-Coin-Silver-925-Victoria-/232490219024?hash=item36217f3610:g:ap8AAOSwOS1ZvPaI and this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1887-QUEEN-VICTORIA-GREAT-BRITAIN-SILVER-THREEPENCE-THREE-PENCE-3D-COIN-/362091777048?hash=item544e5a0c18:g:iYwAAOSwCY9ZrPcS

    Total beginner coin collector

    Hi Barnzy welcome to the forum. Where do I start, well firstly do not do what I did when I first started buy anything that you first see. I did this and a lot of those early coins I bought I am struggling to get rid off. Take the advice from members on here who know their stuff as I did. Perhaps choose an era that means something too you. Once I had calmed down and stopped buying rubbish I decided to try and collect date runs from my grandmother birth date to my birth date from 1899 to 1951, it started off well and then I realised I just could not afford to buy every single coin of each denomination without a lottery win. I then decided to perhaps get each coin from a particular year which is where I started again with 1899 so collected the Crown coin through to the Farthing. I then moved on to 1951 and did the same. But in the end it is your choice. One bit of advice given to me from members of the forum and I stick to it, is to buy the best quality of coin you can afford at the time. With help from other members on here my collecting practices have improved and I am now happy with what I collect. Bet yourself a coin price Guide and a book on Grading coins will help also. Don't worry about asking stupid questions on the forum we all had to start somewhere, good luck with your collecting.

    Album for coin storage

    Its a very good book if you want to know about grading. It also helps you to know what to look out for when grading your own coins for your records. Its also good to know what to look out for when buying coins for the collection to see if your seller is selling you the correct grade.I found it invaluable when I first started. It really does help you understand what to look for in a good coin. If interested PM me your address and I will send you a few spare coins I have. They will not be top notch but it will give you some examples as to grades etc.
  14. Here is my 1887 Maundy Set. I now have the bug for these, just bought another today.
  15. Hi Paul thanks for that. Don't mind saying what I paid for them the hammer price was £150 and then I you got commission etc. Not sure if that was too much but I'm pleased with them I don't have any other dates. Thanks Jaggy I am really pleased with them. You are right the 1909 Sixpence is probably the best although I quite like the 1905 as well. I am now concentrating on my sixpence collection and also as 3d coins as well. I did pick up a couple of maundy sets which I will post later. I do like the maundy coins as well and have four sets now although two of them are 1888. I did not go out to bid on the maundy sets at the auction it was a bit of an impulse buy. I'm glad I did as they came with their original boxes which was an added bonus. The two I picked up in the auction were 1887 and 1888. I now feel that I'm finding my feet with choosing better quality coins, also concentrating on the smaller coins for some reason. I just seem to be drawn to the small denominations. So I think I have found my niche and I'm going to concentrate I'm just collecting sixpences, 3 pences, maundy sets when I can afford them, band, and some certain year runs. That way I can see it will keep me busy in my retirement. I would like to thank everyone on this forum for the encouragement they have given me, and help with grading issues and just pointing me in the right direction. It is much appreciated.
  16. Recent sixpences acquired from the DNW Sept Auction. I rather like these although my picture does not do them justice.

    Album for coin storage

    Hi Pete welcome to the forum. I use these albums http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Numis-coin-album-for-large-coins-and-coin-holders-2x2-/401002408685?hash=item5d5d9b2aed:g:TTkAAOSwMNxXTtbV they are small enough to store away and take these coin holders http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lighthouse-Self-Adhesive-Coin-Holders-2X2-Flips-Quantity-10-25-50-100-All-Sizes/140968489413?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=440119893474&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 which are self seal and you can record the details of the coin enclosed you can buy these in different sizes for the the different denominations of coins. Hope this is of some help. Good luck with you collecting.

    My Latest Acquisition

    Ok thanks for that

    My Latest Acquisition

    Sorry must have missed this post. Thanks for the info but I think I am sorted now for 1935 coins.

    "My Cabinet" issue on DNW website

    The Misc Amount is the VAT on the postage. VAT has been at 20% for some years now since 2012.

    "My Cabinet" issue on DNW website

    They charge you 20% buyers premium and then you have to pay VAT of 20% on that premium for example you bid and win at say £100 add the 20% buyers premium its £120 now add the 20% VAT on the buyers premium you end up with £124 to pay plus postage.

    "My Cabinet" issue on DNW website

    Hi Paul, I did not go for what you were after. And you are correct I have a keeper all being graded at the moment. I went for lot 1471 and 1475 can't wait till they arrive will post pictures sometime.

    "My Cabinet" issue on DNW website

    I did the same for the first time yesterday. I bid £140 +1 which allow them to bid one more bid to £150 if needs be. And like you got it for the higher amount. The estimate was £130 - £150 . As it is the first time I have used this I am not sure how it works. Maybe next time I will bid live.
  24. Thanks for the heads up on this auction. I did mange to bid on two lots and won both so please you posted this. Although that's me spent up now for a few months now.