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  1. 3 points
    Absolutely - cabinet friction doesn't exist (unless you're Boris !)
  2. 3 points
    Maybe it is only an auction house representation for slight worn coin? If they said it's worn, then potential buyer likely go away. If it is said cabinet friction, then people may think hm...it's ok, friction only, then likely placing bid. Then, auction house has their job done to sell it n grab the meaty commission.
  3. 2 points
    "Prime minister asks Speaker to nominate 'acceptable' new PM". BBC news! And I thought it was impossible for Boris to develop a guilty conscience. Then I realised the headline was actually referring to the very serious situation in Sri Lanka.
  4. 2 points
    Ah, Bruce, none that I know - I thought you were going to broach the subject of edge letter varieties. Recently for sale at auction was the "Hip Hop" variety: .....RENDER UNTO YO I have a specimen with virtually the entire edge lettering offset, basically struck twice into the edge. As far as up or down orientation, there would be no value assigned and probably be near to 50-50....
  5. 2 points
    That's why I said ' of no consequence '. Just felt Oswald had been misunderstood, so, even after 5 yrs, I went and stood in his corner. I've read the majority of the forum now. Decimals was a bit heavy going. Really enjoyed the Ancients. Certainly opened my eyes to your breadth of knowledge Chris. I'm impressed. Thought about reading the Bible next but someone said that he dies in the end, so maybe not.
  6. 1 point
    Does it really exist in any meaningful way? If it's caused by moving the trays about, that doesn't happen every day, and when it does, the movement is very limited and therefore negligible. Has anybody compared and contrasted a coin, say 20 years after placing in a cabinet, to what it looked like when it entered. Indeed could any changes be reasonably attributed to cabinet friction, or other causes, such as environmental.
  7. 1 point
    I agree that cabinet friction is just a diplomatic term for slight wear however caused. I think it is often used when you have a coin without many contact marks to make it more believable that it was caused by storage. The term "athlete's foot" sugars the pill for someone with a foot fungal infection. Most people with the condition are definitely not athletes!
  8. 1 point
    Yes, I've often wondered if it's auctioneer's/dealer's hype for actual circulatory wear acquired prior to collection status. In most cases it probably is. Even if genuinely believed, they're only making a subjective guess. There's no way they can possibly know for sure.
  9. 1 point
    I agree - just the word order threw everyone....shame. Mind you, "and were your from" was ignored....newbies scrutinised, regulars' mistakes disregarded? The normal human condition?