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Posts posted by blakeyboy

  1. On 16/02/2018 at 10:39 AM, Unwilling Numismatist said:

    A pipe is a hollow bar, and a very short piece of bar is a flat disc, and a disc between some dies makes a coin....

    Where do you want to go with this ? ;)


    Is a saw a very thin file? 

    Where does one stop and the other start?

    Is one car 'traffic'?

    Tracy Tools used to do hilarious charts with different bolt types on etc..

    All made up and hilarious...perfect for the workshop wall.

    I've just emailed them to see if they still do 'em....

  2. Hi Kev

    I'll be putting some silver - a bereavement pile- on the For Sale section as soon as.

    May be something for you in that lot.

    I know there's a nice 1887 florin, 2 double florins, and a beautiful 1908 half crown etc...



  3. Hello all.

    After a bereavement (97!!) , the family I work with asked my advice.

    they have some Vic/Ed/GV silver, which I'll put on here, but there is a pile of 

    Netherlands silver- 1840's to WW1 era, 2 1/2 Guilder downwards.

    Also some 19th C. U.S. Indian head cents and 5 cents.

    Is it worth putting on here, or is it better to suffer the slings and arrows blah blah on Fleabay?

    I'm trying to get the family the best return..

  4. I chickened out maybe 8 years ago- one in a nice VF went on Ebay for £450....I'm still annoyed.

    Mind you, the winning bidder could have left £1000 on it, so who knows......

    (Even a rough one would be enough to fill that gap...)

  5. If anyone has a spare one, I'd love one.

    I've virtually given up finding one by the usual routes.

    Anything considered- still needing the last of the main 1874 types after all these years is driving me mad.

    I have some spare 1874H F69's if some one wants one..

  6. Ok- you buy a coin you like.

    When you want to look at it, you look at it.

    It may be worth more than you paid for it, maybe not.

    Maybe you just like having it.

    Sometimes, of course, the finding was more fun than the owning.....

    Maybe you'll sell it one day.

    The new owner can see it, and decide what to pay for it.

    Like you did.......




    Now, will anyone please tell me why you want someone else to look at it for a ridiculous fee?

    And charge you to look at a picture of it on line????????

    Emperor's new clothes.  A ridiculous system preying on people's insecurities.

     I will NEVER have something slabbed.    Ever.

    If the system was PERFECT, it would still be pointless.....



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  7. That makes sense, except original mintage figures are for coins minted that year,

    not dated with that year, surely, so they smudge into the dates either side- hence my point.

    Thus the pool of coins in circulation never reflected the original mintage figures exactly.

    I can see how the selective removal or collecting of nice or rare examples has influenced things,

    much more than the chance finds stuck in an old piece of furniture, for example,

    but often, like me seeing way more 1875h in F condition than the equivalent 1875 F79....?


    I agree with the 1874h F76- in fact Michael upped it to R9.