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  1. 9 points
    Very pleased with this 1874 penny - F65 in top UNC grade with probably 90% lustre, ever so lightly toning. Just £250 as a BIN. These are obviously not desperately rare, but they don't turn up every 5 minutes, and definitely not in this grade. Looking back at other sales of similar grade, the price compares very favourably.
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    Talking of 8+I, keep looking out for the very rare 1873 (sic) 8+I too. Unrecorded originally in Freeman, it is now mentioned in Appendix 4 of the reprinted version. Dracott records 3 specimens seen, and here's a fourth: (obverse to follow)
  6. 4 points
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  8. 3 points
    Obverse: @secret santa Richard, if you want to use these for your rare halfpennies website, be my guest!
  9. 3 points
    Completed listings shows it last closed at £155 so I suspect, whatever the seller ID, she's now so familiar people are happy to have a bit of fun at her expense. Who here remembers the slightly faulty decimal coin she asked a million for because she wanted to buy a chippy?
  10. 3 points
    Yeah, these holes you know, they tend to wear their way right through the metal, naturally.
  11. 2 points
    This was a surprise find in a lot picked up in auction last week - same obverse die mentioned in last post but with model half dollar reverse. Rogers 2467.
  12. 2 points
    As a general rule of thumb, rate of reaction doubles for about every 10°C temperature.
  13. 2 points
    And the obverse.
  14. 2 points
    I hope this is allowed here - The New Model Crown by Allen and Moore. This one in almost pure silver (XRF tested at 98% silver).
  15. 2 points
    Get an ice cream container, place a couple of tablespoons of flowers of sulphur in the bottom, place tissue over and the coin to be toned on top; replace the lid and place in a warm place. The coin tones very gently, more rapidly the higher the temperature. Check every day or two. Natural toning largely relates to atmospheric sulphur compounds, this just accelerates the process. Jerry
  16. 2 points
    My 1915 florin a reasonable example.
  17. 2 points
    All my florins from 1912 to 1919 have a weak strike on the upper shield, but in my case the best is the 1915:
  18. 2 points
    Yes it seems 1914 is a better year for florins. Here's my 1914 NGS MS 64. Still weak on the lion's faces but the shield fully struck along with the crowns on each shield.
  19. 2 points
    Very nice. I think my AU58 just the common variety.
  20. 2 points
    Latest coin arrived today a 1918 PCGS MS 64 florin. An improvement on the MS 62 I had . This coin still has the usual weakness in the upper shield on the reverse. Having said that I don't think I have seen a fully struck reverse on the George V first series florins with the exception of the 1911 proof. The coin took about a month to arrive in Australia from the UK and the package had been opened by customs for biological hazards.
  21. 2 points
    1918 George V Sovereign The new item isn't the coin, but some lights that facilitate taking pics showing the coin's lustre better. Here are a few pics taken of sovs with the rig.
  22. 2 points
    Must admit, I was relieved to see that the envelope contained the coin that I purchased.
  23. 2 points
    A recent win from Noonans I'm very happy with Charles I Scottish Thirty Shillings, Third Coinage (1637-42), Briot’s coinage mm. flower and b on obv., thistle and b on rev SCBI 35 1427-9, S. 5553, Bull 6 (this coin) Ex. Maurice Bull collection SNC April 1989 (1846)
  24. 2 points
    There's only one response to "one up her chimney"...
  25. 2 points
    Very nice. The old fashioned "Manks", rather than "Manx".