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Diaconis

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  1. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Exactly, who’d not spot the laurel leaf pointing toward the ‘A?, it’s always the N on the halfcrown, did these scoundrels not attend school? “On Cromwell’s halfcrown doth the wreath and crown be be’neath the N” every schoolboy knows that. what a damn poor job. Do ebay classify in levels of fakery? i’d call it a fantasy piece, does ebay define what a replica is? I don’t have the inclination to check to be honest. It reminiscent of sorting your garbage.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    @azda at least he does show the plain edge, though omitting to mention it in the text. It’s a believable out.
  3. Gentlemen, PROOF? of PROOFLIKE, like?
  4. reminded me of a funny quote from an old 80’s film starring Kathleen Turner, “although we may run out of Panam coffee, we shall never run out of TWA tea”
  5. Colin, Apparently Andre is still alive and kicking and behind the White Greyhound. Did he have something to do with your fougazi?
  6. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Ah, Come off it, Eileen...
  7. Diaconis

    What is the best coin collecting software

    Yes Peckris, I downloaded the Multicollector however the editor is unavailable. Must admit I didn't pay much attention to the video in the hope someone on Predecimal might have had experience with it. The old adage, "read the instructions" rings true. Thanks for that I'll explore further.
  8. Diaconis

    CGS slabbed coin

    😂 sounded painful
  9. Diaconis

    CGS slabbed coin

    Pete, for the uninitiated, what is ‘pow fagged’?
  10. Diaconis

    What is the best coin collecting software

    Anyone have experience with LignUp? I just dl the trial version and it will suit my needs if the templates are open to extensive modifications, which they claim is the case but unfortunately trial does not permit.
  11. An interesting snippet in CoinWeekly and though directed more toward the hammered penny market, nonetheless interesting and still pennies. Good to know the British coin market is attracting foreign buyers.
  12. Diaconis

    CNG 360 degree views

    CNG Auction 111 offers some very interesting 360 degree views, below is an example. The edge view looking at Alexander's face is spectacular, talk about high relief. https://cngcoins.com/photos/360_images/11100309/index.html
  13. And should a frugal restaurant decide to combine the functions you may find yourself being served by their 'Smellier Barrister'
  14. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Though they will accept offers on the Vigo crown🤔, AND one gets the Glendining sale catalogue to boot. Atlas milking it again
  15. Diaconis

    Latest 50p from the Royal Mint

    @copper123 excellent!! I think the Mint could have made a splash if they had come up with something along those lines.
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    Latest 50p from the Royal Mint

    Sherlock Holmes has now received the Royal treatment, elementary design... which seems quite appropriate https://coinsweekly.com/world-famous-detective-sherlock-holmes-to-be-commemorated-on-uk-coin/
  17. Diaconis

    Hoard confiscated

    Can anyone shed more light on this article? I can't figure out if the miscreants found the hoard themselves or stole it. It looks like they found it and failed to declare it. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7086499/Hoard-Viking-coins-police-investigation-change-British-history.html
  18. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Thanks for your considered opinion Rob and other information, greatly appreciated. In addition to the wax spot I also see many similarities however, for me, some of the differences seem a tad too extreme to put down to a lifeless image or poor photography though this can only be verified in hand. Just as a footnote to all and to elaborate on my initial post. The coin has changed hands at least twice since 2016 so I’d like to make clear that in no way was I suggesting that the current seller was intending to deceive. I shall be more selective in my wording in future so as not to appear so dogmatic, maybe best I post during the daytime before Mr. Hyde visits🧟‍♂️🙂
  19. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    the mast is too flat here more differences on the reverse. Would you put this down to photographic quality or is there something to it?
  20. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Rob, I bid on this coin in 2016 so I was interested to see it resurface. Why do I think it's fake? It seems to have lost relief detail and sharpness and tbh it doesn't look right - it even looks cast to me. Here are but a few examples on the obverse, see what you think: Obv. ding missing on ebay example Obv. Ebay example, Sword flattened, Bridge of nose missing, hair detail gone, groove above crown deeper.
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Obverse
  22. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Here's a fake with pedigree. Someone has spent a great deal of time copying this half-ryal even down to the damage. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Edward-IV-1461-1470-Half-Ryal-first-reign-one-of-four-known/233191371531?hash=item364b49f30b:g:4jwAAOSwXdlcphHP Provenance is exceptional: Ex. Lord Stewartby, Spink 2016 Ex. Senior 1998 Ex. Lockett 1960 sold £7.10.0 Ex. P Carlyon-Britton 1937 Faking coins with provenance is disconcerting to say the least especially if the genuine article is not photographed.
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