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Everything posted by mick1271

  1. mick1271

    More Pennies

    With Heaton buying the machinery from Soho mint after they went out of business, who knows what else they may have purchased . ex Soho coin blanks or unused stock could have been experimented on to see if it was usable .It widens the scope of possible host coins .
  2. mick1271

    The rarest coin you own?

    I normally just go for an example which I am happy with , rather than top grade .So I have quite a few scarce /rare ones but they are not in the sort of condition that would go for decent money . I wouldn't part with anything unless I've got a decent upgrade of it either . Saying that ,the collection has gotten away from me (attempted date runs of every denomonation of milled ). I should probably sell off large parts and settle for better quality of just Pennies (incl variants) and shillings .
  3. mick1271

    Ebay listings explained!!!!

    "Selling for less than book price" going for slightly less than a coin 3 grades higher "from my Grandfathers collection" Modern fake
  4. mick1271

    Using acetone to clean coins

    I have never had that issue . It has never affected the toning or lustre of any of my copper/ bronzes .I only use it to clean off crud and surface verd, which I then treat with verdicare .I don't soak it and only use a cotton bud . I know the iridescence you are on about , It may be over vigorous cleaning .More using the cloth /bud to do the cleaning , than letting the Acetone do the work.
  5. The top one is definitely a copy . The sovereign may be an ex mount with the silvery metal being left over solder , but as stated , they are commonly faked , so hard to tell from a pic.
  6. mick1271

    More Pennies

    I think they have done a decent job too .It might look worse in natural light though .
  7. mick1271

    More Pennies

    The 1875H is an odd looking coin . The colour isn't attractive and it has obviously been interfered with .The even colour throughout even on the high points is a give away that something has been done to it recently . I don't mind the 1934 , for a mint toned coin , it isn't obvious that it has been artificially toned .It may have been gived a wipe and toned like that afterwards (I suppose that could be argued as artificially toned ). As you say , not everyones cup of tea. I struggle to see the 1875H appealling to anyone who was looking to spend that amount on an 1875H .
  8. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    The PAS form is for a different coin .Same type , but not the one being sold .
  9. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/333770257742?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D243436%26meid%3Dfc92ead380d64b4b9f4be2239ae2020a%26pid%3D101195%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D125611612675%26itm%3D333770257742%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DSimplAMLv11WebTrimmedV3MskuAspectsV202110NoVariantSeedKnnRecallV5ItemNrtInQuery&_trksid=p2047675.c101195.m1851&amdata=cksum%3A333770257742fc92ead380d64b4b9f4be2239ae2020a|enc%3AAQAHAAABMJE7%2BNyUclXdoFXnbx3NvlJX7YMqFr8NJCcyHQud2Z04j2uZxgnHXbb2ZalpwbGsJ4D%2FcbSkMz8IpnsCPJ7ydREm8lqmL0kHB523%2FFCl%2BP6D2ad5Empx%2FgOWdLWtT3Vn5QL7KrlqGr5xbsxh2mgt6K6mq5ApRt0WhfIQtmILxWluvsMY2yrIiUFMpDFclBhEB%2Bn37O2cyybs4M4Gz4lYja%2BiW8ZmS%2FI4EdT7js1ThcP8oNjX0DKbZZW8BF6%2BK9HpkuZR1wdTrmavOn4M8G6CGCFIiExq6NxZSOP5AMicNKxI%2F%2B3iaaAmAAWWF5Z%2BkaLy008TN5K6YV5%2BevmDrIGMDYK3aWNhzvAeOmq4t0QPg9uWQ%2B678v3nwC1Rf7jSJUPuGESfiT6p4ORlKdBMVKbdaeo%3D|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2047675 couple of issues with this one lol
  10. mick1271

    Halfpenny ID check

    T over T , but not a Halfpenny . Its on an F10 Penny.
  11. mick1271

    Any idea what this is?

    My guess would be a base for a surveyors level /theodolite .
  12. mick1271

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    definitely non an ME .
  13. mick1271

    F-10 penny Repunched R & I in Victoria?

    My F10 with a repunched T in Victoria . The Vand I are normal
  14. mick1271

    More Pennies

    A touch better than mine lol
  15. mick1271

    1933 Wreath crown

    What does it weigh ?It looks very iffy .
  16. For 1964 . Groom has 2 reverses , a reverse F with a calm sea , similar to the 1963 , and a rev G which has a choppy sea .Also noted are 2 parralel lines in the exergue to the left of the date , short helmet plumes and missing waves .
  17. Got these in a job lot of Roman detector finds . Can't seem to find any info on them .Uniface and 12mm across . any help is much appreciated .
  18. mick1271

    ID help

    I knew they weren't Roman , the lot also had an old farthing token and some sort of small advertising medal amongst them.
  19. mick1271

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    The stolen coins (apart from ones sold at the fair )are on the BNTA stolen coins page . http://www.bnta.net/index.cfm?do=ShowStolen&id=255&title=Robbery at Midland Coin Fair, 9th January 2022 | BNTA
  20. It is probably cheaper to buy an old Mahogany sideboard (and scrap it for timber) , than buy new seasoned Mahogany .Which is ok if you are making your own , but probably a hassle if you are producing commercially . I ended up using Meranti , while not a true Mahogany , has similar properties (nowhere near as attractive though) .
  21. Just finished on Ebay . Another 1843 DFF . https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1843-Penny-Rare-Key-Date-Victoria-Copper-1d-/384429259396?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=QHhtngcS8aTFaFPmnC4cbL47a7U%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
  22. Nothing special , but a variety I didn't have . 1944 with the recut waves .
  23. mick1271

    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    Hi Paddy . I will take A . Thanks Mick
  24. mick1271

    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    sorry to be a pain , could you stick up pics of the other 2 , or pm me them . thanks Mick
  25. mick1271

    1908 Pennies F166, all AU or thereabouts

    Hi Paddy , could you post a pic of the best one please.