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Posted 30 April 2012 - 05:04 PM

Now have good news and bad news.

Bad news

my 1807 halfpenny is EF and thats quite a coin, but before i had , it has a deep x (engraved i guess) on it

good news

Fasle alarm... Thought i had a minor varieitie, 1882h penny, but thanks to the internet, im not jumping :o

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:41 AM

Wow, the catalogues must be a bit high , my collection would be worth £580 if it sold for catalogue price

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

Oh Patrick, be careful with all that!

Show us a clear picture of your best coin, and the catalogue value you think it has...

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 12:45 PM

Get your parents to take you to a coin fair



and when you return, explain to them that they need to mortgage themeselves up to the hilt so that you can have a bigger house and bigger room :D


seriously....if you enjoy coin collecting.......keep at least your favourites and the higher grade examples.......

youre gonna need more pocket money though as compensation for having to accept a smaller room :D :D :D
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Oh Patrick, be careful with all that!

Show us a clear picture of your best coin, and the catalogue value you think it has...

i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:14 PM

why does claning have to be froned at



have you ever played the part of a policeman in "allo allo"...????............... :)

Edited by ski, 02 May 2012 - 05:15 PM.

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


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Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:46 PM

why does claning have to be froned at



have you ever played the part of a policeman in "allo allo"...????............... :)


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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:12 PM


i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


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Pidh?
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:15 PM



i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


POIDH

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Pidh?
i mean't cleaning



You'll be too young to remember "Allo Allo". It was set in wartime France but featured the French, the Germans, and the English. As everyone spoke English (it was a British sitcom) they had to convey everything via accent. So the Brits spoke "Jolly good wheeze, top hole!", the French with French accents and the Germans with German accents. The stroke of genius was when a British undercover agent was introduced who played a gendarme but whose French was very bad. How to get round that one? Stroke of genius! They got him to play the part in English with a French accent, but to set him apart from the "true" French all his vowel sounds were wrong. So every episode he would come in and say "Good moaning". Hence the big giggle at your "froning" :D

On a serious note, PLEASE don't take too much notice of Spink catalogue values. They're really just a guide. If you go to a coin fair you would get a more realistic idea of real values of coins. You would also be surprised at what you could pick up cheap from dealers loose trays, e.g. the £1 tray, or £5 tray, or whatever. And also remember that whatever you see a coin SOLD for, a dealer would pay you half that (if it's typical non-rare fairly modern stuff).

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 02:47 PM



i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:07 PM




i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


POIDH

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Pidh?
i mean't cleaning

no camera an my phone is bad

Pictures Or It Didn't Happen, ie, where are the photos Patrick?!


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Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:31 PM





i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


POIDH

:P

Pidh?
i mean't cleaning

no camera an my phone is bad

Pictures Or It Didn't Happen, ie, where are the photos Patrick?!


Never thought I'd have to teach a youngster internet slang! :P


Did you have something to say to us Patrick, or you just quoting in appreciation? :D

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 07:40 PM

Hence the big giggle at your "froning"



why does claning have to be froned at


claning as well mr peck :)
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:34 PM

why does claning have to be froned at



have you ever played the part of a policeman in "allo allo"...????............... :)

That just made me laugh out loud in bed, my wife is now thinking I'm losing it! :-)

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Don't sell your best pieces. In years to come, you'll have two lots of satisfaction for the unsold coins. The one about the coin's actual history, and the nostalgia of the time you actually obtained it. I've still got some coins assembled at the time I first became interested in coins back in 1990, when I was 12, and before you were even born !!!
Even though they're pretty much worthless compared to the stuff I've bought since, there's no way I'd ever get rid of them.

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:07 AM




i don't know but my ed the 1st is worth over 40, got lot in the 20s , whilst i have gEF or aUNC 1807 penny with a little engraved x and an 1806 in at least EF but is abit dirty , :( why does claning have to be froned at


POIDH

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You'll be too young to remember "Allo Allo". It was set in wartime France but featured the French, the Germans, and the English. As everyone spoke English (it was a British sitcom) they had to convey everything via accent. So the Brits spoke "Jolly good wheeze, top hole!", the French with French accents and the Germans with German accents. The stroke of genius was when a British undercover agent was introduced who played a gendarme but whose French was very bad. How to get round that one? Stroke of genius! They got him to play the part in English with a French accent, but to set him apart from the "true" French all his vowel sounds were wrong. So every episode he would come in and say "Good moaning". Hence the big giggle at your "froning" :D

On a serious note, PLEASE don't take too much notice of Spink catalogue values. They're really just a guide. If you go to a coin fair you would get a more realistic idea of real values of coins. You would also be surprised at what you could pick up cheap from dealers loose trays, e.g. the £1 tray, or £5 tray, or whatever. And also remember that whatever you see a coin SOLD for, a dealer would pay you half that (if it's typical non-rare fairly modern stuff).


"It is I, Le Clerc" ;)

Listen carefully, I shall say this only once.

I totally agree about book prices and selling prices. If you look at book prices, you can take at least 50% off that when you sell to a dealer. Plus the fact they might try and knock you down on grade. They have to make their profits on stock, which might, once bought from you, be sitting on their shelves unshifted, for months, if not years, depending on demand.

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:23 PM

"It is I, Le Clerc" ;)

Listen carefully, I shall say this only once.

I totally agree about book prices and selling prices. If you look at book prices, you can take at least 50% off that when you sell to a dealer. Plus the fact they might try and knock you down on grade. They have to make their profits on stock, which might, once bought from you, be sitting on their shelves unshifted, for months, if not years, depending on demand.



Surely "A shall say zees only wuuurnce"? :D

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 11:39 PM

I'm now reminded of Nicole (Ohh Papa) from the Renault advert....stunning (not Papa)

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:27 AM

This thread is off-topic prone. :D :o


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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

I'm now reminded of Nicole (Ohh Papa) from the Renault advert....stunning (not Papa)



Which reminds me of a cartoon I saw when that ad was running...

Scene, a lonely road high in the forested Alps. Two cars have obviously just collided and lie - total flattened write-offs - on either side of the road. All you see is speech bubbles coming from each car : "Papa?" "Nicole?" :lol: