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  1. mick1271

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    The verd was just surface and came of easily (treated with Verdi care ) .Just looks like some carbon spots now.
  2. mick1271

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Got 2 1848/7 pennies for £26 . Was struggling to get one for that price , but managed to get lucky .One has been cleaned ,but they are nice grades even if they do have some issues .
  3. Another date filled .Bought a couple of 1848 pennies from ebay . one has obviously been cleaned and the other had a bit of surface verd .The verd came off easily and treated it with Verdi-care , so it looks like it has a couple of carbon spots now .Hoped that they would be an 1848 and an 1848/7 , so I could have filled two gaps ( 8/6 would have been nice , ) , but both are 1848/7 . These are the ebay pics . I have tried for 20 mins to resize the ones I took ,and have given up .
  4. Less than fine . Mines was the £35 one .No idea if it was a decent price for it , but I thought it was worth a punt.
  5. There was 2 , both similar grades , asking prices were £90 and £35 .Only the dearer one left now .
  6. I am more than happy with it, but I was under the impression that most penny collectors had one ,and they weren't that hard to get .
  7. not very interesting but another "variety" off my list .F147
  8. I found the PT hard enough to get at a reasonable price ,so I doubt I will be getting an OT anytime soon . Still got a couple of spaces to fill first .
  9. another gap filled in my penny run .
  10. mick1271

    More Pennies

    top one is my straight one . bottom is the wavy one .It looks wavy with a loupe , but magnified more ,it has a narrower top part and it looks like the wavy part is caused by the number being more chamfered at the bottom .
  11. mick1271

    More Pennies

    Checked my 1902 LT and it was straight bottomed , but had a search in my spares box and found another 2 .One straight and one wavy .
  12. mick1271

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Thanks Richard .I read it as 94 new pages , not pages updated and suffixes. My bad lol . I will look forward to it when it comes out .
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    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Michael got back to me about the book . He has a new update coming out in the next few weeks (it is being proof read as we speak ) .Bigger pictures and another 94 pages .I will wait and get the book with the updates , but the update is also available to owners of the 1st edition for £10 plus postage . The new book with updates will be £60 .
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    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    I emailed Michael a few days ago .I haven't heard anything back yet , but It did say on the website , that they probably wont post again till the 4th Aug and they will send invoices out a few days prior .
  15. mick1271

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    Of Course I have , But I thought I would take it a bit more literally lol
  16. mick1271

    Florin 1849

    I don't like it either . The gown detail just looks mushy and indistinct .Possibly cleaned with something that hasn't done it any favours .
  17. mick1271

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    I believe shooting fish is illegal in the UK . I would need to move to the States to give that a try lol .
  18. mick1271

    Goubys The British bronze penny .

    trying to get one direct from Michael . Hopefully get sorted . Thanks for the help Pete .
  19. I had been keeping my eyes open at collectors fairs etc (Central Scotland) for one . See plenty of obscure proof sets , but no 2002 Jamaica yet . .
  20. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Having a wee look at upgrading a couple of my Cuni 2 bobs and came across this bargain . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1956-GREAT-BRITAIN-TWO-2-SHILLINGS-UNC-BEAUTIFUL-BOLD-COLOR-TONED-GEM-BU-SS/184297691968?hash=item2ae8ff9b40:g:3RsAAOSwqnFew0
  21. Just bought one too . Didn't think I needed one , till now .
  22. I believe a lot of the prices are down to the Whitman type folders that RM released for the modern 50p. All easy coins to get ,except the 2009 Kew . I know the feeling of needing to fill a gap , so can understand people wanting to pay over the odds to do it. The 1992/93 EEC 50p only had a circulation of 109,000 ( I remember them in my change when I was in my teens ), but sell for half of what a Kew goes for .
  23. Thanks , that's good to know .I haven't bid on any auctions before ( apart from ebay )