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That's a very strange one! If it's artificial lustre, then it's mostly worn away in a natural fashion. Which means - if it was artificially done - then the penny must have circulated after it was lustred. However, they ceased to be legal tender in 1971 and even by then, a 1900 penny wasn't worth very much. That begs the question, why bother?

My own feeling is that the state of wear is VF but with considerable remaining (fairly convincing) lustre. So could this perhaps  have been a weak strike and the lustre is original? 

One thing's for certain - UNC it ain't!!

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On 11/29/2018 at 10:50 PM, Peckris 2 said:

[Adopts tone of voice of the railway bore you dread sitting next to you...] Ah well you see, it's quite easy to tell. I can see from the riffle squod mark that the bullet was made in the North Croydon Works of the Machine Arms Co and they only made them with that particular riffle squod up to 17th August 1914 and the entire consignment apart from one case was used before November 1914 in the Belgian trenches on the Western Front - the one case was used in 1915 but only at Gallipoli so if I was a betting man I'd feel my money was safe in saying that is a 1914 bullet. As I was saying to my friend Roger only last Tuesday - and there's no-one knows more than Roger about riffle... [cont p.94]

I'm enjoying imagining what the accompanying cartoon in Private Eye would look like......

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On 12/11/2018 at 2:56 PM, Peckris 2 said:

That's a very strange one! If it's artificial lustre, then it's mostly worn away in a natural fashion. Which means - if it was artificially done - then the penny must have circulated after it was lustred. However, they ceased to be legal tender in 1971 and even by then, a 1900 penny wasn't worth very much. That begs the question, why bother?

My own feeling is that the state of wear is VF but with considerable remaining (fairly convincing) lustre. So could this perhaps  have been a weak strike and the lustre is original? 

One thing's for certain - UNC it ain't!!

That looks exactly like one I had come in this week- I really studied it and did several tests, and I'm convinced it's copper-plated.

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Fake siege piece. I've posted this guy up before. He makes his own stuff using precious metal clay then lists them as "Finds" 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarborough-Silver-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Metal-Detecting-medieval-saxon/183585451386

And what are the chances of him having two ? 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Sixpence-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Detecting-Find-/183585365405

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54 minutes ago, Ukstu said:

Fake siege piece. I've posted this guy up before. He makes his own stuff using precious metal clay then lists them as "Finds" 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarborough-Silver-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Metal-Detecting-medieval-saxon/183585451386

And what are the chances of him having two ? 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Sixpence-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Detecting-Find-/183585365405

If he can have a medieval Saxon Scarborough siege piece, I want his Tardis which would unquestionably be authentic

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2 hours ago, Ukstu said:

Fake siege piece. I've posted this guy up before. He makes his own stuff using precious metal clay then lists them as "Finds" 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarborough-Silver-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Metal-Detecting-medieval-saxon/183585451386

And what are the chances of him having two ? 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Sixpence-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Detecting-Find-/183585365405

Quite amazing!! This guy's other non-numismatic MD finds are all strangely similar....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Viking-Freya-Pendant-metal-Detecting-Saxon-Hammered/183585358778?hash=item2abe8a43ba:g:pHsAAOSwI9FcE5-~:rk:1:pf:0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rare-Early-Viking-Silver-Pendant-800ad-Metal-Detecting-Find/153299655991?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170920101022%26meid%3Df134fcaaa3704c43a0bb5a494b460175%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D183585358778%26itm%3D153299655991&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Thors-Hammer-Pendant-Metal-Detecting-Find-Medieval-Saxon-Gold-Hammered/183581897832?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221122447%26meid%3D8686fc1e236c4461a3eda337382a8a26%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D183585358778%26itm%3D183581897832&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hawking-Ring-Verval-Silver-Good-Condition-Detecting-Find-medieval-Hammered-Saxon/183576189927?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221122447%26meid%3D8a54b32d8c68474598cb7cde1e5db6dc%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D183581897832%26itm%3D183576189927&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Hawking-Ring-Metal-Detecting-Verval-Medieval-Hammered/183585593199?_trkparms=aid%3D444000%26algo%3DSOI.DEFAULT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20170221122447%26meid%3Df14b7e9251264d19b40c416148f95146%26pid%3D100752%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D183581897832%26itm%3D183585593199&_trksid=p2047675.c100752.m1982

Not a very subtle forger!

I've reported each individually and await with baited breath to see if Ebay have the gumption to pull them.

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They probably won't. I've been reporting all his stuff for about 12 months now. 

Terrible at his craft . He's no Billy & Charley that's for sure , least there stuff was passable lol. 

 

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Nice little cottage industry....don't these mug buyers check feedback?

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31 minutes ago, Peter said:

Nice little cottage industry....don't these mug buyers check feedback?

Some shill buyers there by looks of it trying to falsely validate his stuff. 

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1 minute ago, Ukstu said:

Some shill buyers there by looks of it trying to falsely validate his stuff. 

Yes, I thought that - looks like they've been constructed to deceive.

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29 minutes ago, hibernianscribe said:

Yes, I thought that - looks like they've been constructed to deceive.

Definitely. Who in their right mind would come back for that crap 😂

I'll bet he's not actually sold much lol. 

 

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On 12/12/2018 at 5:21 PM, blakeyboy said:

I'm enjoying imagining what the accompanying cartoon in Private Eye would look like......

Probably by Osbert Lancaster, or, even better, by Ronald Searle.....

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22 hours ago, Ukstu said:

Fake siege piece. I've posted this guy up before. He makes his own stuff using precious metal clay then lists them as "Finds" 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scarborough-Silver-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Metal-Detecting-medieval-saxon/183585451386

And what are the chances of him having two ? 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Silver-Sixpence-Siege-Piece-Coin-Hammered-Detecting-Find-/183585365405

Here's the conversation so far: 

 

Hi there.
Is this a genuinely found piece? It looks cast.


 
 
It's definitely not cast,it has been stamped or hammered.
Oh right- but is it a genuinely found piece?

                                                    

                                                   Hi yes it was originally found years ago
 

 

 

 

 

 

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And the 3 bears!!!

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Weird experience on e bay just now. Did a late snipe bid with just 5 seconds (apparently) left on the clock in the "confirm bid" box. Time ran out on there, but found time was still running when the page switched to the display only, saying I was the high bidder. Several seconds after that before the time there ran out and confirmed me as the winner. Looking at the bid history, there was one bid after mine, but too low. 

The auction end time was 23:09:59 - I bid when 5 seconds were left - and found on the bid history that I actually bid at 23:09:34. Should have been 23:09:54.

Also noticed that the countdown clock was going slightly awry by jumping forward by a second every now and then, rather than back. Must have lost 2 seconds every time it did so.    

   

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I find the phone app is a nightmare for this, and often reports to me that I didn't win, when in fact I did, before it sends me notifications to pay.

Most confusing, but fortunately I haven't missed much. Actually forgetting to keep an eye on things I really want is more of a problem ;)

 

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On 12/1/2018 at 10:53 PM, Peter said:

Geezus the slabbing alone costs more, €24 for modern €35 for vintage

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