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A pearl amongst swine.....

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I'm hearing now that cupro nickel Churchills are worth money in high grade  😉

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OK now, Churchy I like a lot - although I admit it is an acquired taste! I do like the slabbed/high grade specimens although I think they give away "65"s to freely. I have one of the specimen strikes that looks quite nice with plenty of lustre and even the Queen on the obverse looking good....

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9 hours ago, VickySilver said:

OK now, Churchy I like a lot - although I admit it is an acquired taste! I do like the slabbed/high grade specimens although I think they give away "65"s to freely. I have one of the specimen strikes that looks quite nice with plenty of lustre and even the Queen on the obverse looking good....

£800 lol

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Basically, it seems like everything's gone up, but it hasn't, it just that money isn't worth as much.

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I have pretty much the equal that was a slabbed PCGS 65 before they got generous with the grades that I do confess paying 50 USD for & to me an OK price. 800 pounds? Uh, NO! One of the expressions over in the USA is "he's buried in it".....

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8 minutes ago, VickySilver said:

I have pretty much the equal that was a slabbed PCGS 65 before they got generous with the grades that I do confess paying 50 USD for & to me an OK price. 800 pounds? Uh, NO! One of the expressions over in the USA is "he's buried in it".....

You can probably guess who was pumping the "Churchills are rare in high grades" maybe it was him and his buddy who bought the St James" coin 

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LOL, well you are getting wise unlike some of us!

BTW, my "65" PCGS coin is virtually indisguishable from the specimen coin & IMO those specimen Churchies are overpriced as well even though I have one.

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8 hours ago, blakeyboy said:

Basically, it seems like everything's gone up, but it hasn't, it just that money isn't worth as much.

Agree, gas, food, toilet paper all are going up, except our pay, paper money is just a piece of paper n may worth nothing in current inflation world. But 800 or even half seems too much for a Churchill😉.

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38 minutes ago, Bruce said:

Agree, gas, food, toilet paper all are going up, except our pay, paper money is just a piece of paper n may worth nothing in current inflation world. But 800 or even half seems too much for a Churchill😉.

What you have to understand is that there are dummies out there who will pay well over the odds because of the slab number, genuine collectors know what a Churchill is worth.

In MS66 there are 6 with none better, so the dummy slab buyers will pay stupid money to try and the toss it out to those who don't really know coin collecting and tell them its rare as rocking horse sheeeeet. 

Some might bite, its pure speculation, but there is one guy who's already just touted these coins on his YT channel saying they are rising in price, he has 21k followers (I suspect 50% of his subs have been bought) he then throws the theory out there and fools play right into his hands and all of a sudden he has one in high grade, better snap it up quickly before the price rises..........

Check this thread How will the increase in the cost of living affect coin prices? to see what I mean, same guy touted these coins I highlighted there and they are going broke, like near melt price for some broke

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1953 Proof farthing F662A  2 + A supposedly rare and bought off eBay not attributed with the sellers pictures.

 

 

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Just bought this off Rob

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If this can get a NGC 65 grade, then the one above should get a 92.5 grade 😃

 

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Wow, like your crown. I got one (in a slab) several years ago that is very nearly the quality of the Satin Specimen mate. Glad you got that one that looks to have nice lustre despite the dark photo - like I should EVER say anything about photos!

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Just now, VickySilver said:

Wow, like your crown. I got one (in a slab) several years ago that is very nearly the quality of the Satin Specimen mate. Glad you got that one that looks to have nice lustre despite the dark photo - like I should EVER say anything about photos!

Lol, I've changed cameras and struggle now to get any real decent quality images these days. Robs coin was a whole £1.50....

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Ouch, I would take another several at that price! He had to have handpicked it, or somebody did....

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I'll have a look. I should have a few more in that condition somewhere. 1972s & 1977s also in similar grade if anyone wants one. 

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Perhaps the RM should consider a rerelease  of the Churchill crown as a proof in silver which would be a better looking coin..

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23 minutes ago, ozjohn said:

Perhaps the RM should consider a rerelease  of the Churchill crown as a proof in silver which would be a better looking coin..

To be fair, they're spewing out enough junk as it is

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On 4/15/2022 at 2:56 PM, VickySilver said:

Ouch, I would take another several at that price! He had to have handpicked it, or somebody did....

I grab a handful and take the best one. Dirt cheap but hardly anybody wants them irrespective of grade. I've sold 2 in the past year - this one and one in a plastic case. This one had been on the site  with single digit views since February last year, which pretty much sums up the interest. 

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LOL, well I would take a couple MORE at that price even with shipping and not for resale as I just like the coin. No cure for some of us....

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On 4/15/2022 at 1:39 AM, PWA 1967 said:

1953 Proof farthing F662A  2 + A supposedly rare and bought off eBay not attributed with the sellers pictures.

 

 

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On 4/15/2022 at 1:39 AM, PWA 1967 said:

1953 Proof farthing F662A  2 + A supposedly rare and bought off eBay not attributed with the sellers pictures.

 

 

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Yeah, I picked up one some years ago in a 53 proof set. I think it's possible they're not as rare previously thought. I do have to say though - I've never seen a currency one.

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Here's a 2A (courtesy of Zo Arms, thank you very much again) that has clearly been used as currency, although it might not have started that way.

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On 4/18/2022 at 11:12 AM, Sleepy said:

Here's a 2A (courtesy of Zo Arms, thank you very much again) that has clearly been used as currency, although it might not have started that way.

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Yes, that sure looks like a currency example. The wren's eye looks different and the reverse teeth look too uneven to be from the proof?

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