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Peckris 2

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    GST/VAT on Coins

    Sorry - yes you're right, VAT is only added to the premium. But I stand by my assertion that this is not the slightest bit relevant to the values listed in catalogues and price guides, which are not offers to sell or relating to any one specific item.
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    GST/VAT on Coins

    I can't think of an auction house that would NOT be VAT registered? In any case, I wasn't talking about reclaiming VAT, just paying it in the first place, and its non-relevance to price guides (which is what I assume the OP was about?).
  3. Every coin I own is double sided. One side is the obverse, the other is the reverse.
  4. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Messaged seller.
  5. (Apologies for leaving Rob's name there - when editing the quoted post I didn't seem able to remove it). You really want to track down that article in the BNJ (issue 74?) which is the most comprehensive piece on those coins that I've read.
  6. Peckris 2

    GST/VAT on Coins

    Catalogues and guides that list prices are simply estimates of the coin's approximate value in whatever country / currency applies where the guide is published. Things like VAT are absolutely not relevant, as the values listed are not actual selling prices and therefore any tax would not apply. However, when buying from a (UK) dealer, bear in mind that VAT will be included in the price asked and may have been a factor in the price the dealer decided to sell at (also bear in mind that a dealer will only use a guide to get a rough idea of the market; his actual selling price will be gauged on : how much he/she paid what demand there is for that particular coin if there are particular buyers in mind how quickly a sale is required When buying from an auction house, bear in mind that they will add VAT to the hammer price, plus whatever buyers premium applies there. So the most important thing to remember is that a coin guide is just that - a guide. The only value a coin has is what anyone is prepared to pay for it. Tax matters are outside the scope of guides.
  7. That's Michael Gouby, a leading light in the dealing and numismatics world. He wrote one of "bibles" on pennies - The British Bronze Penny - and what he doesn't know about coins probably isn't worth knowing! I think you can trust him!, and I'm pretty sure he has a cast-iron returns policy?
  8. That "coin dealer" is the one and only Michael Gouby. Needless to say, that's not him in the video, but an actor. Here's Michael's own take on the video: http://www.michael-coins.co.uk/Record - Michael Coins by Izo.htm
  9. Here is the Dropbox link to the BNJ index, for anyone who is interested. (I've set it up to download directly without taking you to the Dropbox site). It's laid out by monarch among other things, so if you look under George III for example, you will see that an article on 1787 shillings is in Vol 74. BNJ index
  10. I have that Feather On The Breath Of God album - very good it is too. I haven't played the Motley Crue / Dr Feegood track yet ... but I never knew they'd ever collaborated?
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    1876 noH penny, does it exist?

    I think the real answer to this is the price being asked - £199 for a possibly unique coin? I'd say "chancer" myself.
  12. Will do, though it won't be today (Big Day Out...).
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    1797 Penny

    I may be talking through my arse here (it's been known...) but AFAIK there aren't Taylor restrikes of the currency 1797 coins? And yes, your pictures above are of the genuine striking - though that may be a proof if described as FDC (there are Taylor restrikes of proofs but that doesn't look like one).
  14. My first computer was a PC with a 20MB HD ... which I only filled just over half. Then an Apple laptop 200MB ... two thirds full, then a later one with a 3GB drive ... ditto. When I graduated from there to an iBook 20GB, I filled it regularly. Rewind before all that to the late 80s and my Project Manager came in and told us that every user (we had dumb terminals linked to an IBM mainframe) had a workspace that had been increased to 2 gigabytes! "Two what?" I asked him, open-mouthed.
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    Madness' Coin Grading Training Ground

    Me too - obverse is perhaps GEF
  16. There is an "index of sorts" for vols 1 - 80 which I have as a pdf, and could upload it to Dropbox sometime?
  17. That was a very pleasant listen @Madness - sort of 'folky prog'. (Or proggy folk? )
  18. Everything and anything good. I do have a few blind spots: opera is one, mainly due to opera singers being trained to wobble their voices a semitone either side of the note they're striving for; not so keen on raw Mississippi Delta blues (though I do like the electric Chicago blues invented by BB King); punk has always left me a bit inclined to run in the opposite direction; and I do think modern rock music - Coldplay and their ilk - doesn't have an awful lot to offer anymore. Apart from that, anything goes!
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    The Proclamation Coins

    Yes indeed - most of the reign of GEorge III (until 1797 and 1816) had seen a crisis in the money supply. The last proper silver issue (excluding very limited Northumberland shillings) was 1758, and coppers after 1754 only struck between 1770 and 1775, supplemented by a huge and varied production of trade tokens. The variation in size and weight of regnal copper coins from 1797 to 1807 (they had to have their intrinsic value of metal) shows how the price of copper was fluctuating, and I'm sure that applied to silver too (see the early 19th C official tokens). It was only the abandonment of the need for coins to have their intrinsic metal value - i.e. "a token coinage" - that allowed the much needed Great Recoinage of 1816 to proceed, and it's telling that the size and weight of gold and silver coins thereafter was a constant from 1816 to 1971.
  20. The British Numismatic Journal would be your place to start. A few years ago, someone here put a link up to their entire online resource / archive including index ("of sorts") - hopefully someone will remember and point you to the right place.
  21. You have very eclectic taste @Madness - love those first two.