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  1. Diaconis

    More Pennies

    🤔why not model it in 3D, divide it up and number each piece and allocate a specific numbered piece of the coin to each buyer?. Then the concept of fractional ownership might have some meaning to a collector, i dont know. I also wonder about the second hand market. It might be worth a punt in the short term. Shares will be on ebay for double the price or more before you know it. Not really my cuppa tho’
  2. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    and they say you can’t polish a turd
  3. Wasnt sure if this is the right topic but it made me smile. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10470663/In-penny-200-000-Rare-Edward-VIII-coin-sold-huge-sum.html
  4. Diaconis

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    All you miss is the helmet Blakey
  5. On a more serious numismatic note: Could this Aethelstan penny be proof, that Humpty Dumpty did, in fact wear a syrup? Moneyer; unidentified (but the case is still open).
  6. 1689 4d, Obv. GVLIELM (V/inverted A) S ?? Rev. Unbarred A in REGINA
  7. oops, i missed it. Ill be more vigilant in future.
  8. must it be traditional or modern? can it not be judged without categorisation? Personally speaking, I think it looks mass produced and lacking any character so it leaves me stone cold, …. its bullion and i’d only pay spot for it.
  9. Diaconis

    Coin robbery in Birmingham

    Tell me you’re joking
  10. Diaconis

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/tooveys/catalogue-id-srtoo10334/lot-77b30d5e-4fda-4d67-8e02-ae1601389015?utm_source=auction-alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=auction-alert&utm_content=lot-image-link Heres a contemporary cast copy for 300-500 which tbh is an extortionate estimate imo. Nevertheless, its a good copy.
  11. Diaconis

    1679 Crown - Is this 3rd or 4th bust?

    Who's side was he on?
  12. Diaconis

    Books Section

    Gratifole from the bottmoly heartage Blakey
  13. Diaconis

    Books Section

    Looks very interesting. Has anyone read it? Publisher ‏ : ‎ Royal Numismatic Society (1 Sept. 2020) Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 1870 pages £150(ish)
  14. Diaconis

    New Years Revolutions?

    Happy New Year all.
  15. Diaconis

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    After looking on their website one can see that the die crack, early though it is, has succumbed to the usual contemporary tooling. The leaves on the wreath and high points on hair are flattened. The reverse shows wear concomitant with that exhibited on obverse, lion’s breast and ribs in escutcheon, jewels in crown, Irish harp etc. Peripheral residual lustre is present so I’d give it a generous Sheldon of EF45, so in that context it is “extremely fine” though only equating to VF in ‘real money’. I’ve seen worse examples go for more than £6,750* and better examples go for less. * here’s an example of someone blindly trusting the grade on the slab (MS63😂) and shelling out £11,500 for an example which I’d have to be put in a headlock to offer £4,000 for. https://coins.ha.com/itm/great-britain/world-coins/great-britain-cromwell-crown-1658-7-ms63-ngc-/a/3056-30267.s?ic4=OtherResults-SampleItem-Thumbnail-022817&tab=ArchiveSearchResults-012417
  16. one might think that he’s making, or having the casts made. These dont seem common. I wonder who now holds the originals?
  17. I wonder what was the reasoning was behind that move🤔 Its not as though it takes up physical space.
  18. Diaconis

    Halfpenny ID check

    Maybe Sheldon’s motivation to create the system was pecuniary but the system is meant (intended) to define the quality of the coins”.