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UPINSMOKE

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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks for the advice I have ordered the book recommended and a Magnifying glass as well.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Hi yes this is a great help. Will look the book you suggest up right now. The counter offer was £400 but for me that was too much. Oh and thanks to everyone for their help with this matter. Perhaps I should give you all a shopping list and let you do my shopping for me. I am a bit impetuous at the moment. I need to calm down a bit.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Hi yes this is a great help. Will look the book you suggest up right now. The counter offer was £400 but for me that was too much. Oh and thanks to everyone for their help with this matter. Perhaps I should give you all a shopping list and let you do my shopping for me. I am a bit impetuous at the moment. I need to calm down a bit.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks Rob for input any Idea on what price would be a good offer please.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Just wanted an indication on price really did offer £300 for them but has come back with counter offer so not sure if I should go for it.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Hi just spotted these on ebay and want some advice ASAP as it ends in 3 hours what price would be a good offer on these or should I leave alone. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VICTORIA-HALF-CROWNS-1887-TO-1892-FULL-SET-CASED-UNCIRCULATED-/301982708518?hash=item464f927326:g:jLIAAOSwfZhXNK7S Regards Mick
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks for the input cannot show other side as it was not shown. I took a punt on this as I caught the auction in the last 30 seconds so a bit of a impulse buy. I paid £5 including postage so spot on thanks.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks again for all the info. Can you recomend a good eye glass as my eyes aren't as good as they were. So I think I may need one. And what do you use to handle your coins tweezers or gloves. Just bought this would be interested to know what you would grade this and an aprox price you would pay that way I can compare it with what I actually paid this time
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Well your eyes are better than mine, I can't even see the lance. Well the damage has been done now. Although they do give a 30 day money back if not satisfied so will wait till it arrives.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Well I am a bit late in seeing these comments as I have jumped in and bought it. I did not pay the asking price though got it for £140 including postage. I may have well paid over the odds but I liked it. Perhaps someone could explain why you go for toning in coin and not a bright one. I would like to know if this effects prices or is just a personal preference, very green when it comes to this. Still waiting on a book for reference.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Well have finished buying my bulk of coins some 120 in total so that will keep me quite for a while. Most were farthings some 50 odd will post some pics when I get them to get some feedback on if I am on the right track with conditions. I also did take your advice and bought some coins from too of the website you gave me. But tonight I spotted a 1899 Half Crown UNCIRCULATED WITH LUSTRE for £175 is this a correct price for such a coin was think I would get it, but would like some guidance please. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1899-HALF-CROWN-VICTORIA-OLD-HEAD-HIGH-GRADE-/381672378315?hash=item58dd724fcb:g:eK0AAOSweW5U8HOC
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    I take your point as regards having better grades, but what do you do when you cannot find the grade you would like. Myself I would like them all UC but that's not going to happen. So I go for whats available at the time. As you say the 1887 is the commonest year, so there is plenty about of coins about. I am no expert so when I fine similar coins I find it difficult to know what is the best one to go for. Couple of examples on eBay at the moment which one would you go for, one looks bronze in colour ant the other silver.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    This was most interesting to read. Thank you so much for the information, your ideas seem rather good to me will have to look into what you suggest. I must admit I have jumped in feet first or should I say head first you choose. I have been buying like mad of eBay and have probably spent in the region of £500 not all on coins but storage as well. So far and not got my grubby hands on any of it as yet. After today I will slow down take stock and sort what I have and try and keep to the straight and narrow. I did manage to buy an 1887 sixpence and a 1887 shilling these were the best I could find on eBay they cost me £13.50 for both. So hope I did not spend too much on them, I bet I will change them later if I can find better ones.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Oops too late I have made an offer on it. But did ask if they could supply pictures of the reverse sides. Will have to see now how it goes. As for coin fairs I am limited to my area i'm afraid. But will check the East Sussex area to see if there are any.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks for that do you think I should go for that one at the price or make an offer on it. The condition does not look too bad but I am no expert.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Hi that coin really does look good where would I look for a similar one any good dealers. Also the 1951 Festival of Britain proof set (crown to farthing) where would I find one and what would I be looking to buy a decent one.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    I may well be interested does that include postage if so I will take it please. Any Pictures please
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thanks Jon I was worried I was not doing things right. I also bought this 1946 Half Crown for £6.50p among others too many to show here.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Thank you for all the information so far. I have decided to go for the Lighthouse Intercept Box for 100 Quadrum Snaplocks and the Lighthouse Square Coin Capsules Quadrum. I think these will suffice for my needs. All I need to find now is some labels to add to them so I can sort everything correctly. I certainly have been busy buying this weekend far more than I should. I have fallen into the usual trap diving straight in and buying a bit of everything that takes my fancy. But have bought rather a lot of Farthings that were up for grabs on eBay I must have bought around 40 of them. I have decided to go and collect these and try and complete as many as I can. I have also bought some Half Crowns, Florins, Shillings, Sixpences. Perhaps will add some pictures on here to see what peoples opinions are on what I bought and paid for them. It would be good feedback to see if I am on the right track. This is one of the farthings I bought paid £4 for it not sure if this was to much but I liked it.
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    New to coin Collecting Help Needed

    Hi Colin thanks for your input, I intend to try and collect the highest grade I can afford for the two years I have mentioned. As for the other coins likewise if I can. As for storage would like to be able to show my family and friends but only with the lower grades perhaps the quality one I would like to keep away out of site. So what storage would be best. Thanks for any help.
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