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Posts posted by mick1271

  1. 5 hours ago, secret santa said:

    I've now added coin but need your surname, to credit you properly, Mick.

    Hi Richard , my 2nd name is Martin .I think there is another Mick Martin in the coin community somewhere, can't remember where I saw his name quoted  , but it caused a bit of confusion on my part . Middle initial L if that helps do differentiate .

  2. 9 minutes ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    Below is a worn F28 .  Note the outer ribbon at its top has a fold running down along it , and the ribbon itself pinches in at the top towards the knot . only the 5 and the 6 have this and it looks to be the same on your second picture down.  Its not a 6 because the top of Victoria's head would be closer to the teeth . So yes I think its an F28.


    Thanks for taking the time to look at it . The seller was selling a nearly full date run of pennies .all the better ones were being sold separately (bid on an 1845 and 1837 ,but lost both by quite a bit) , but he had a couple of bulk lots, one of which included this one and an 1831 W.W Penny (which I think is rare , but my copper knowledge is limited).The rest were the usual varieties you expect to see in a bulk lot.

  3. 23 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Pics are blurry. Difficult to confirm detail.  

    So to confirm, definitely no L C WYON clearly visible under bust?    

    The coin has a bit of corrosion , but nothing is visible .Been staring at it for ages and apart from F28 , I can't see what else it could be . Apart from signature missing , everything else looks good for an obv 5 .Colon dots pointing in the right place etc.


  4. Bought a partial date run of pennies on ebay . Have checked them all out but need help with this one . Have ruled out everything but the F28 .No signature visible with x10 loupe or digiscope  , sea crosses border with no rocks to left of lighthouse and exergue doesn't rise at the r/h/s . Not great pics , but I will try and scan it later if needed .Any help appreciated .

    penny 2.jpg

    penny 1.jpg

  5. On 9/28/2020 at 6:53 PM, copper123 said:

    That could get £50- £100  on ebay easy the americans love these forgeries.

    I sold a george II halfpenny with a 1777 date for quite a bit on ebay

    I had a George II farthing with a George III date a few years back . I think I got £10 on ebay for it (straight to the States ). Wasn't a particularly grade condition coin , but had an identifiable portrait and clear date . A decent return for a coin that came out of a dealers 50p tub .


  6. 4 hours ago, Mr T said:

    Not sure if a fully updated edition is happening.

    I got my email anyway.

    Hi did give me the opportunity when I enquired a couple of months back ,that I could have the current edition (and get the updates when they come out) or wait for an updated edition .He is possibly making sure everyone who already has it gets the chance of the updates before he releases the full updated version .

  7. 21 hours ago, Zo Arms said:

    I don't usually have anything of interest to show but I was quite pleased to discover this, amongst some eBay tat, at the weekend.


    Thanks for showing this . It reminded me that I didn't have one , so I went on ebay to see what was on offer .Found one partially attributed with 10 mins to go with a 99p top bid .A gap filled for the princely sum of £1.04 lol



  8. 14 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    News!!:   I believe that I have secured this 2002 Jamaica proof set. I will post when in hand....At long last. 


    Now for the 1984 Jamaica Specimen Set from the Franklin Mint......

    An 84  proof set for sale on ebay for $1100 !!!! .A specimen set sold in June for £70 . Hopefully won't be as difficult to get as the 2002

  9. 9 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    Bramah describes them as follows:-

    From what I can tell, I'd say the coin on the left (the a/UNC one) is probably a Bramah 10c. Not sure what the one on the right is. Unfortunately the coins are slightly too far away for the magnification to be as effective as it might be.

    I can say with absolute certainty that Bramah was spot on when he said of the 10b that the 7 shows very plainly beneath the 8. It's very obvious even with the naked eye. 

    The one in this link is a very clear example of a 10b, whereas the one in this link is a 10c (both with effective magnification) 



    Going by the upright of the 7 splitting the lower loop evenly , I would say they are both 10c.

    Thanks for the information .

  10. 6 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Have you got the original e bay link, Mick? Might be able to see if they are Bramah 10b and/or Bramah 10c 8/7 types. Of course, you may already know, in which case, apologies. 

    The one with verd looks (otherwise) pretty much UNC.




    I don't own a copy of Bramah , so I wouldn't be able to tell the difference .The one that had the verd isn't far off Unc , but through a loupe ,I did notice someone had lightly scratched a FB on it (Couldn't see it with the naked eye , well not mine anyway lol).