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1860 penny Freeman 14. LCW below foot.

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18 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

"The coin is slightly worn" :lol: :lol: :lol:

I did see a VG or thereabouts¬†F8B sell for about ¬£300 on eBay last weekend, but surely there is no way to tell what dies were used on "The slightly worn coin". ūüėĀ

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3 minutes ago, Iannich48 said:

I did see a VG or thereabouts¬†F8B sell for about ¬£300 on eBay last weekend, but surely there is no way to tell what dies were used on "The slightly worn coin". ūüėĀ

It looks "very similar". I know this because I asked. :ph34r:

"Hi we have looked at others and with it being so old and in the family we have not had it confirmed as a 1860 Pattern Penny Freeman8B it is so worn
However it looks very similar to what we have seen
Many Thanks"

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23 minutes ago, mrbadexample said:

"Hi we have looked at others and with it being so old and in the family we have not had it confirmed as a 1860 Pattern Penny Freeman8B it is so worn
However it looks very similar to what we have seen
Many Thanks"

Good enough for me...................

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5 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

I remember a forum member telling me a few years ago " i will sell the coins myself before i go ,nobody will get as much as me " and if your reading this i believe¬†you were right ¬†ūüĎć

Was it me Pete, sounds like the sort of thing I may have said!?

You've reminded me that it's about time, but can I just keep back the best 10.....or maybe 100 please? It's so damned difficult to think about parting with one's collection........even when you know it makes sense. 

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3 hours ago, mrbadexample said:

"Hi we have looked at others and with it being so old and in the family we have not had it confirmed as a 1860 Pattern Penny Freeman8B it is so worn
However it looks very similar to what we have seen
Many Thanks"

They've now removed it after I contacted them. They said that Ebay led them down the route of describing it as F8B which I can believe given the way that it can steer advertisers who are not familiar with what they're selling, to something similar.

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9 minutes ago, secret santa said:

They've now removed it after I contacted them. They said that Ebay led them down the route of describing it as F8B which I can believe given the way that it can steer advertisers who are not familiar with what they're selling, to something similar.

Actually, I can completely believe that. They do like to tell you what it is and how much you should ask when you list something.

I wasn't rude, I just said I couldn't bid if they weren't sure. :)

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That's the thing about coins. They will survive whoever inherits them, and they will continue to survive through many more inheritees -  their births, marriages and deaths - so who knows where the coins we own today, will be residing in say 2500.

Often I look at a really old coin in lustrous condition and think it almost certainly looked exactly like it does now, 150+ years ago. The same on the day I, parents, grandparents and great grandparents were born, back to ancestor relatives who died way before our forebears were thought of (assuming they were thought of). With the same little blemishes, the same trace of a fingerprint, the same edge knock and so on.

Also a well worn coin. How many millions of times did it change hands? How many countless pockets, purses, banks, tills and piggy banks has it been in, during those many decades of circulation? 

Interesting to ponder.  

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InheritORS !!! :lol:

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57 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

InheritORS !!! :lol:

PedANT !!! ;)

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23 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

PedANT !!! ;)

Well, yeah, but the non-existant word 'inheritee' had been used so many times above! I just couldn't let it rest...

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If we use it often enough it will become accepted. Remember how the word "quiz" was born !

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23 hours ago, secret santa said:

If we use it often enough it will become accepted. Remember how the word "quiz" was born !

Oh god, I hope not! It's bad enough we have to put up with the appalling abortion of a word "attendee".

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On 2/19/2021 at 10:44 PM, Peckris 2 said:

Oh god, I hope not! It's bad enough we have to put up with the appalling abortion of a word "attendee".

I think one of the problems is that you see the word written down somewhere - often in the media - and if it's not a word used very often, you just assume it's correct.

Inheritees isn't a "derivative" of a word I'd frequently use, and it sounds looks plausible enough. 

Whereas if someone writes, for example, "could of" instead of "could have", that immediately hits you in the eye as obviously incorrect grammar. Yet many do.      

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altering "sounds" to "looks"

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