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9 hours ago, copper123 said:

Nice 1883 scarce date farthing in a/unc condition good lustre

It has however a great big fingerprint on the reverse making a £80 coin into something worth around £30 or so , funny enough it does not show up very well on the scan but looks very out of place in my coin box , I will have to get an upgrade.At  least it should sell well on the bay

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FWIW I don't myself think a fingerprint knocks 60% off the value of a coin. 30% perhaps...

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7 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

FWIW I don't myself think a fingerprint knocks 60% off the value of a coin. 30% perhaps...

Oh thanks , it does look worse in hand though

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9 minutes ago, ozjohn said:

Nice. What grade?

LCGS 65

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2 hours ago, Paulus said:

LCGS 65

Maybe a tad under graded as the king's ear on your coin looks pretty good. I think the king's ear on my coin has more wear than your coin while my coin has a higher assigned grade by PCGS at MS 63.

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Another space filled in my sixpence collection. 1927 proof, really enjoying filling the gaps in George V and finding some dates challenging to find a nice grade.

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Paulus, I think CGS dinged grade for soft strike and concur that wear appears quite minor. I would GTG at 63 on the Sheldon scale...

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3 hours ago, VickySilver said:

Paulus, I think CGS dinged grade for soft strike and concur that wear appears quite minor. I would GTG at 63 on the Sheldon scale...

Thanks VS, I agree also ... what's 'GTG' ?

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7 hours ago, UPINSMOKE said:

Another space filled in my sixpence collection. 1927 proof, really enjoying filling the gaps in George V and finding some dates challenging to find a nice grade.

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Nice one, have you got a decent 1923 as yet?

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an important note for the Edward VII coinage with regards to TPG that i have noticed, looking at the pop reports there is something with this coinage that they rate very poorly, the average grade(apart from 1902) is 64, this is quite alot lower than the norm of 65/max 66.

 

Not sure what the TPG do not like about this date series for HC but 63 is a very high grade for this, i would personally not treat is like a normal 63 price wise.

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1 hour ago, Paulus said:

Nice one, have you got a decent 1923 as yet?

Hi, Paul yes I have managed to get a 1923 sixpence, see below. What are your thoughts on this one?

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33 minutes ago, UPINSMOKE said:

 

Hi, Paul yes I have managed to get a 1923 sixpence, see below. What are your thoughts on this one?

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Nice one - EF I'd say. One thing though, I really don't believe this date is difficult, not even in high grade.

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1 hour ago, Peckris 2 said:

Nice one - EF I'd say. One thing though, I really don't believe this date is difficult, not even in high grade

Thanks, Peckris 2 not sure I agree on the grade my thoughts were GEF / AUNC although I am not the best at grading these sixpences. I will agree with you on it not being that difficult to find, except I do think it is harder to find one at a decent price because everyone seems to think their one for sale is the only one and hike the prices up.😀

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GTG = Guess the Grade

 

The 1923 6d looks AUish, 53-55 on the Sheldon scale. This one comes weakly struck most often, but looks to have a bit of rub on the curls. Maybe better lighting would help just a bit.

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13 hours ago, UPINSMOKE said:

Thanks, Peckris 2 not sure I agree on the grade my thoughts were GEF / AUNC although I am not the best at grading these sixpences. I will agree with you on it not being that difficult to find, except I do think it is harder to find one at a decent price because everyone seems to think their one for sale is the only one and hike the prices up.😀

GEF wouldn't be outrageous. :)

I could never understand this being a 'key date'. There were 6m of them, and CCGB doesn't even rate it as high as 1921 and 1922. But if it fills a gap, you've picked up a nice example.

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Haven't been on in a while and have started branching out into the more ancient British coinage. Here is one I got a few weeks back that I am extremely happy with. Corieltauvi Silver half Unit - 1st Century BC - Ref; ABC 1833 ; S400 - Weight: 0.44g Diameter: 11mm -11.8mm - Found in Wragby, Lincolnshire.

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2 hours ago, bhx7 said:

Haven't been on in a while and have started branching out into the more ancient British coinage. Here is one I got a few weeks back that I am extremely happy with. Corieltauvi Silver half Unit - 1st Century BC - Ref; ABC 1833 ; S400 - Weight: 0.44g Diameter: 11mm -11.8mm - Found in Wragby, Lincolnshire.

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Not my type of thing. Enjoy your new purchase 😃

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Thought I'd share this as it's not a bad one mostly, but has the interesting die clash -- (and if you think it's something else that caused this let me know so I can update my notes!! 😆)

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Just starting to pick up nice examples of each type. This is my latest that just dropped through the door this morning.

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My latest a 1926 penny. Some weakness of the strike normal to the type on the King's ear and Britannia's breast and helmet also light ghosting on the reverse.. Overall a pretty nice example of this not so common coin. 

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Just bought a wee Florin (1886)

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Was that off MR's list - toning looks familiar.

 

Very pleasant coin there, and IMO a scarcer date.

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