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  1. kuhli

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    good for a laugh. Besides the outrageous price of $39.99 for a battered and beaten 1983 £1, this joker actually lifted his description (including photos) straight from Chard's web-site. I did drop Chard an e-mail to let them know, don't know if they will do anything or not. The seller allows for "Best Offers" to be submitted. I wonder if he would accept my offer of a quarter.
  2. A few weeks ago, on a different message board, Sylvester enlightened me to the varieties of the 1992 10p, which I found that I have 3 of the varieties (the most common 3, of course). During that discussion, he invited me to this board, which I am very thankful for. A few days ago, a friend on yet a different message board tells me about 1957 half penny varieties (calm sea/rough sea), which I was pleased to find both varieties of. He also told me about 1967 half penny varieties (narrow rim, wide rim), which again I found both of. I also read somewhere (Tony Claytons' site, perhaps) of the 1953 farthing varieties (I have no extra stock of those, so the one in my album is my only variety) So, not including the rare stuff, what other kinds of varieties should I look for?? I am mainly interested in post-Victorian stuff, as that is pretty much where my collection is right now. I think someone told me that I needed to get a Coincraft book? I have an 1999 edition of the Collectors' Coins book that Chris sells here on this site. (will hopefully get the 2004 soon), but do not know anything about the Coincraft. Someone help a poor yank out.
  3. slowly getting life back on track. thought I'd stop by and say hi. still alive, but sometimes that is more of a curse than a blessing. but in all honesty, things are gradually becoming normal, once again. hope to stop by a little more often, just to see how the old gang (and all the new people) are doing on that side of the pond. Scott
  4. I am just curious. Do you guys (from the UK) have a £ button on your keyboards standard?? Here in the US, we have the $ as a "shift-4" on the keyboard. For me to get the £, I have to "alt-0163". And while I am at it, Chris, do you have a button for the €?? I don't, and have to copy and paste it into any document that I want to use it on.
  5. kuhli

    The New Check Your Change 2007

    I am back from a long hiatus (see my sig for information). E-mail sent to you, Chris.
  6. http://tinyurl.com/grty6 Aidan's bio on MySpace makes for good entertaining reading!!
  7. September 30, 1992. According to the RM website, that is.
  8. The majority of the presentation folders are issued by the RM as a marketing tool, and include the coin. In reality, it would be foolish for someone to open up the packaging and sell/spend the coin, as the price for the whole package is really high compared to the face value of the coin. The RM markets these as pure profit. Why sell a coin to be used in circulation for a mere £2, when we can spend an extra 60p, make a fancy little folder with information, and sell it for £9.95. Can you say "cha-ching!!"
  9. kuhli

    1937 3d

    Jumped into the "wayback machine" and pulled out the 1999 CCGB for this tidbit of info: It would seem logical that the type A was the first production run, and the B would be the second production run, which could possibly be continued into later years, and thus everything from 1938 on should hypothetically be "small gap".
  10. kuhli

    Decimal Coins wanted for images.

    Most of mine are in mint packaging, too. I will try a couple scans as TIF, through the packaging, and see how that works. Might be doable. Got the afternoon off, so I can do some right now.
  11. Chris, I like the new layout. The color scheme looks good, and the nameplate across the top looks just like your business cards. One problem I have noticed. Just below the nameplate at the top, on the left side is a link to the parent site (www.predecimal.com) which doesn't work. Now if all get people here with our wit, charm, and great answers, how are you supposed to get them to your shop??
  12. The Edward VIII pieces were never released. The George VI pieces were released in a quantity of 8+ million .
  13. glad to help. both the Charlton book for Canada (dates back to the 1950's) and the "Redbook" for US (dates back to the 1940's) are annual issues, and sell for about US10-15 each. If you not real fussy, I would recommend picking up a used one that is a couple years old. Recently, they have improved the quality of both books (in my opinion) by making them spiral bound, instead of the standard softback with a glued spine. (hmm, maybe a suggestion for Chris )
  14. (Sweden) KM#520, mintage of 2.5 million, worth £5-10. {.800 silver, .1929 oz ASW} "Indian Head" cent, mintage over 48 million, worth £1 or so. KM#855, mintage of 16 million, worth less than £1 KM#19, mintage over 312 million, worth less than £1 token or jeton?? see #9, above KM#530 or 531, mintage over 250 million, worth less than £1 depending on size, either a farthing of halfpenny not sure about this one, double check the date! need to know size of this one, too see #9, above
  15. the majority of them are out-dated, but I have learned that for common dates/grades, the values tend to change very slowly, and that most catalogs have obscenely high values to begin with, so a 5 year old catalogs' values tend to be in line with current "real" values. what I use, regularly: 1996 Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins (covers 1801-1995) 2002 Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins (covers 1901-2001) 1959 Craig, Coins of the World, 1750-1850 (obsolete, but good information for the late 1700's coinage) 2005 Rotographic, Collectors' Coins Great Britain (of course!!) 1999 Coincraft, Standard Catalog of English & UK Coins, 1066 to Date (great help in identification) 1976 Seaby, Coins of England & the United Kingdom (not used much since getting the Coincraft) 1991 Charlton, Standard Catalog of Canadian Coins (older catalogs like this give better information as far as mintages, varieties, etc, but values are not accurate) 1965 Charlton, Standard Catalog of Canadian Coin, Tokens and Paper Money (great entry level book for the tokens) 1989 Yeoman, Guidebook of United States Coins (the "Redbook") I also have a few smaller, obscure specialty catalogs, which I am gradually adding to. Bear in mind, most of the values I give I try to give the low end of the spectrum, not to build their expectations too high. For example, if someone were to ask about an 1869 halfpenny, according to Collectors' Coins GB2005, in fine it is £15, in EF it is £250. I would probably give it a value of £8-10, knowing that it may well be only F (or less!), and that assuming they were to try to offer it to a dealer/reseller, they would not realize anywhere full catalog for it. And if it did turn out the be EF, and a dealer offered £100 or so, then they would be much happier than the other way around. Another problem I have is that the majority of my references are in US dollars, and so I try my best to guesstimate the conversion to £, usually I figure about US$1.80 to £1. But, when the catalogs were written, those rates may have been well different, so as a percentage increase, what would be an accurate conversion?
  16. will do the last group later tonight or tomorrow
  17. KM#1, mintage over 8 million, worth less than £1 "shield nickel", mintage over 28 million, worth £4 or more, depending on condition another one that decent photos are needed need more information. how big is it? copper?? or silver??? token of some sort?? need more information. denomination? KM#107, mintage of 15 million, worth £1-3, depending on condition KM#10, mintage 112 thousand, (look for the "H" under the date), worth less than £1 "Walking Liberty half", minted at 3 mints, mintage over 45 million, worth £1-4, depending on condition KM#788.1, mintage over 3 million, worth less than £1
  18. KM#467, minted at 3 mints from 1862-1873 (all dated 1862), mintage over 200 million, worth less than £1 KM#794.2, mintage over 47 million, worth less than £1 KM#693, mintage just under 6 million, worth £1-5, depending on condition KM#749.2, mintage over 8 million, worth £1-2, depending on condition KM#2, mintage 2 million (should be an "H" below the ribbon under the date, minted at Heaton Mint in Birmingham, England), worth £2-5, depending on condition KM#6.3, minted at 2 mints (look for "H", as above), mintage of 34 million, worth less than £1 depending on size, either a farthing, halfpenny or penny. in poor condition has little value would need to see decent pictures to figure out what this is KM#16, minted at 7 mints, mintage over 100 million, worth less than £1 KM#1, minted at 8 mints, mintage over 90 million, worth less than £1 (there are specific mintmarks that may be worth a little more)
  19. kuhli


    This forum is not the only one. He is also visiting one of the other forums I frequent.
  20. The varieties regarding the definition of the head is in reference to the circulation issues, while the varieties regarding the position of the I is in reference to the proof issues.
  21. As some of you may know, I have some obsessive compulsion with RM products, and have been gradually building a nice little shelf full of them. Today I received the 1983, 1984 and 2005 £1 folders, which leaves me with just 1 hole in my collection, the 2004. Would like to go ahead and get this one out of the way, so I can stay focused on the 50p and £2 folders, which I am seriously lacking. Bear in mind I am in the US, and so I would need it sent probably as a small packet. Also, I am somewhat limited in payment options, would prefer to use PayPal, as it is easiest for me (willing to pay a few extra pence to cover their fees, if need be). Anybody have one available at a reasonable price??
  22. You've got the basic information already, it is from Nigeria, it is a 10 kobo, and it is dated 1973. From the "Krause" Standard Catalog of World Coins, it is KM#10.1, it has a mintage of 340,870,000, in VF (by US standards) it is worth about £0.30, in UNC (by US standards) it is worth about £2.00
  23. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1848-MODEL-VICTORIA-...1QQcmdZViewItem
  24. kuhli

    (SOLD) Early 1800's Canadian Tokens

    The Wellington Tokens These are a series of tokens featuring the Duke of Wellington and bearing references to his victories against Napoleon. Many began as anonymous private tokens in England and were sent to Canada after being withdrawn from circulation in England. Some were issued in Canada, as the series was very popular among both English and French Candians. The varieties issued in Canada are lighter in weight than those struck in England. The Wellington tokens circulated mostly in Lower Canada, but spread into the other colonies in the course of trade. 1965 Standard Catalogue of Canadian Coins Tokens and Paper Money, Thirteenth Edition, by J.E. Charlton
  25. kuhli

    A few bits for sale.

    Actually, that is a 5 kopeck piece. The 10 kopeck piece (grivna) is silver.