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  1. 3 points
    My guess is that "1933" object will at some point be relisted with a shocking asking price of between £50K to £100k. It will then attract more than 50 "bids". Bidders tend to have feedbacks of 1, 0, 179, 705, or private. Then it will be relisted again with some excuse about the "bidder" wouldn't pay up. Then the game will repeat itself.
  2. 3 points
    So great seeing the different opinions on the 1882 no H penny . Surely what these forums were created for . ***** Five stars everyone
  3. 2 points
    Some of those prices were simply bonkers. I had a shortlist of 5 pieces. The gilt 2d (lot 11) cost someone nearly 8500 all in!! The KH11 I was willing to go 2000-2500, but 5K hammer? A couple of the gilt Moore pieces used to be mine (lots 157 & 160), but I sold them in 2009 because I couldn't live with them. Today they sold for 1200 & 1900 hammer, and I know which one is the nicer of the two. The Godless patterns all went for 6-13K! I think I'm losing the plot.
  4. 2 points
    I watched in awe at the prices realised - I was worried a while ago that the market was dropping - not any more !!!
  5. 2 points
    Yes, they are very good likenesses but fortunately they have different numbers of border teeth. True 1933 - obverse 162 teeth, reverse 184 teeth Fake 1933 - obverse 160 teeth, reverse 159 teeth ( I did a quick count and must check these)
  6. 2 points
    This is one of the reproduction 1933 pennies sold by Dirkin49 for £3.59. Good price for a repro. gap filler. Note the wrong serifs on letters and the "additional" wave under Britannia's toes.
  7. 2 points
    For me there would always be the element of doubt - mintmarks are one of those tiny areas that are prone to die fill.
  8. 1 point
    What a magnificent collection and sale. 208 lots and all but about 2 or 3 sold. I managed to get lots 26 & 91. Many of the lots went to room bidder "No 900" Anybody else tune in and get something, or just watch?
  9. 1 point
    Just recounted - both sides of the fake have 160 teeth.
  10. 1 point
    I emailed the seller to say it was a forgery - I never got a reply
  11. 1 point
    Hi all, sorry to mither but can anyone assist with this little blighter. I've long since given up trying to learn these things as my eyesight is going faster than I'm learning I think Seems to say Henri . CVS and looks kind of right, but I can't find any with the dot. Thanks for any info in advance PS, hope everyone is well
  12. 1 point
    Thanks Stu, much appreciated! :)
  13. 1 point
    Its a coin of John. Class 5a2 PERES .ON.DVRE. (Pieres durham) Has the reversed S on the reverse. Hes the only moneyer i can match to that reversed S at the end of his name. He also has the stop after HENRI in 5a2 coins.
  14. 1 point
    Yikes, that is a lot to bury in that one. I did not see this one up close, but not sure that it is up to the Gerald Jackson specimen (which I believe had been obtained from Spink at some point). I toyed with the idea of getting that specimen but in the end heard via the grapevine that there would be blood in the fight so to speak so contented myself with his excellent 1869....
  15. 1 point
    Sorry about the size and quality of pics but, comparing the obverse of the "fake" against the real thing, the fake has 10 teeth across the width of REX whereas the real thing has 11 teeth.
  16. 1 point
    Great discussion, I agree. Some really important considerations raised and debated. I've come to the conclusion that I'm only ever going to trust a mint, or near mint state 1882 no H..... ......and as I'm probably never going to see another one for sale, let alone be able to afford it, that's me permanently out of the running.
  17. 1 point
    I'd not seen that - many thanks for the link. Really interesting.  Richard Hear, hear! Thanks for that link. I shall print it out and store it in the back of my Peck !
  18. 1 point
    I'd not seen that - many thanks for the link. Really interesting. Richard
  19. 1 point
    It's in his BNJ 1967 Addendum: https://www.britnumsoc.org/images/PDFs/1967_BNJ_36_26j.pdf
  20. 1 point
    Well not long to go for 1933. She's now claiming it's a pattern penny, demonstrably false as shown in comparson with https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1933_Pattern_Penny.jpg eg look under the foot (fake is the bluish pic)
  21. 1 point
    I see she was not willing to shell out for a wreath crown to make up the 1933 set then? See too how all coins other than the penny are in oddments box condition so would have seen quite a few years in circulation before the deceased thought to squirrel then away inside the clock.
  22. 1 point
    Perfect ! Thanks Stu .
  23. 1 point
    It happens on all hammered coins because the diestock is essentially a length of bar of a given diameter, the end of which serves as the die. When it is worn out the end is ground down, polished and re-engraved. That's why you can often see traces of a previous die under the current die detail.
  24. 1 point
    She's a beautie, applies to everything in Somerset! Carburettors, marrows, barmaids, chainsaws, anything and everything! Got to love Avalon! At least her apples anyway!
  25. 1 point
    Yes, absolutely. It would be great to have an 'exclusive' and to show the picture of the quarter showing the R/B. Getting official recognition will probably take until some brave soul takes on an update of Freeman (or creates an all new book covering halfpennies).





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