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#1 kuhli

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:40 PM

good for a laugh. Besides the outrageous price of $39.99 for a battered and beaten 1983 £1, this joker actually lifted his description (including photos) straight from Chard's web-site. I did drop Chard an e-mail to let them know, don't know if they will do anything or not.

The seller allows for "Best Offers" to be submitted. I wonder if he would accept my offer of a quarter.

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#2 Geordie582

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 08:48 AM

Now that is not funny. Some poor kid, maybe in the US will buy it thinking he's on to a winner. I wish there was some way to stop this sort of thing! :angry:

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:06 PM

Awesome coin :D

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:05 AM

I don't even know where to start with this one:

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 10:28 AM

Wow....its even got a die flaw in as much as the KN doesn't show.
I wonder if he has the Heaton aswell?

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 09:26 AM

I sent a message to the sender and he's removed the item.

At least he's honest.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 12:46 PM

These KN coins seem to be popular (he must of accidently pictured the wrong coin).....the bloke even has an Ebay coin store. :blink:
Item 8350764549.

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:46 PM

and what about this one

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?

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:52 PM

and here's another one listing (at least the right coin this time) a ropy old piece and then quoting the price for an UNC one

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

what's wrong with these people ?

#10 Geordie582

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 07:12 PM

"what's wrong with these people ? "
Nothing much - if they sell to some poor sucker! I can't think of any way that they could stop this sort of thing. It's no use saying 'caveat emptor' to the ignorant! :angry:

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:28 PM

I know most of these prats can't spell, but can't they read either? Furthermore, you'd think that if someone tried to get away with selling a "1933" penny then they might give the date a higher profile in their listing!

I despair...

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 04:48 PM

and what about this one

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

?

Apparently, "The seller ended this listing early because the item was lost or broken."

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 05:10 PM

and what about this one

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

?

Apparently, "The seller ended this listing early because the item was lost or broken."

Breaking it must be almost as difficult as finding one, so we must assume it was lost. A great loss to the numismatic community, only a few thousand left. ----------------- Thank god.

#14 Geordie582

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 06:31 PM

Trying!
OK! Peeps. What do you think of this then. Ashmore???? :unsure:

Edited by Geordie582, 17 November 2005 - 06:33 PM.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 07:50 PM

Ashmore ?
I'm no expert on CNUT. How really can you tell ? If Asmore quite collectable in its own right....it will be nice to watch this to see which big guns bid..if any....watch that Geordie chap slip in with a £5 bid after putting us off the scent. ;)

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 10:34 PM

Naw! Just too perfect! <_<

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 10:22 PM

Trying!
OK! Peeps. What do you think of this then. Ashmore???? :unsure:

It loos like its made from chocolate.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 02:27 PM

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 02:31 PM

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:53 PM

Yes, it made me laugh, but I confess to thinking they were called "bum pennies" when I was a small child.

Obviously from the same numismatic kennel as the dump farthing :-)

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 04:42 PM

That Cnut
Obviously someone knows more than me, but it does look remarkably 'pretty'. :rolleyes:

Edited by Geordie582, 24 November 2005 - 04:43 PM.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:21 PM

For a chocolate coin! But then someone obviously thinks it's worth a few bob - not my area so I have no idea if it's ok or not.

ebay is a real 'curate's egg' - you get some stinkers and some gems. I'm smiling cos I just bought two of the gems but tomorrow I might get my fingers burnt... who knows?

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 07:51 PM

For a chocolate coin! But then someone obviously thinks it's worth a few bob - not my area so I have no idea if it's ok or not.

ebay is a real 'curate's egg' - you get some stinkers and some gems. I'm smiling cos I just bought two of the gems but tomorrow I might get my fingers burnt... who knows?

caveat ebayor!

I noticed.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 09:45 AM

Here's another good one. ebay 1/2d

I emailed drivingjames to suggest he may like to consider revising either the title or the pictures and the reply was "Why?". I despair. This one has further to run.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 01:55 PM

Here's another good one. ebay 1/2d

I emailed drivingjames to suggest he may like to consider revising either the title or the pictures and the reply was "Why?". I despair. This one has further to run.

Title has been revised from this. Item: MARY & GEORGE 1694 HALFPENNY GVLIELMVS ERROR (8357295804) to the revised description. Any takers? - or perhaps that is a rhetorical question.

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Posted 26 November 2005 - 10:52 PM

It gets better. The errors were pointed out and the problem is quote THANKS ROB. BLOODY AUTO LIST MANAGER TOOL. CHANGED TO MANUAL MUCH SAFER. REGARDS RICH
Clearly you can't trust computers these days. They insert wrong dates, wrong monarchs, changed George VI's wife's name to Mary or changed William's to George and to cap it all it appears that the coin is now cupro-nickel and a VIP proof!! - with more emphasis on the cupro than the nickel if the washed out colours are anything to go by. Must be the computer's fault. I wonder what the original coin was with the initial description? I don't normally use emoticons, but I wish there was one with a sad look shaking it's head.

Do these people really exist or is someone just taking the p***????????????????

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 11:06 AM

Now we have gone up-market to a 1953 King's Norton Crown

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:08 PM

At least shilling is spelt correctly and the KN obviously refers to knochwurst. Ja ?

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 01:56 PM

At least shilling is spelt correctly and the KN obviously refers to knochwurst. Ja ?

Gotta give this one a little credit. Perhaps he is referring to the base-metal content of the crown, which in German would be kuper-nikel.

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Posted 28 November 2005 - 09:51 PM

At least shilling is spelt correctly and the KN obviously refers to knochwurst. Ja ?

Gotta give this one a little credit. Perhaps he is referring to the base-metal content of the crown, which in German would be kuper-nikel.

You may have a point there. I suppose I had better apologise fully for any insinuated thoughts. Never mind, there will always be another one along soon.