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Peckris 2

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  1. What is that? I have the first ed of his book on British Bronze, didn't know he had done just one on Vic bronze pennies.
  2. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    the letter is almost more of a collectors' piece than the coin itself.
  3. I assume that as they were planning the Great Recoinage of 1816 they needed to be sure there was no denomination overlap to cause confusion?
  4. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Also - that particular coin has been photographed badly as far as the lighting goes: a top grade 1934 should be a completely different colour; remember, they were mint treated with hypo so shouldn't be all bright and shiny beige.
  5. Peckris 2

    Coin prices continue to rise

    I think that whatever the collecting field - Pokemon, vinyl, coins, cars - the rarest items are highly sought after and go up and up in value. By comparison, the more common items are so much cheaper, if not actually declining in value. This is how it's going to be, year on year.
  6. Indeed - the first pennies were 1797 cartwheels - nothing before or after until 1806.
  7. Loading fine for me - was it a temporary glitch?
  8. I'm 71 and I only remember transport in that list, but there wasn't very much of it!
  9. Why does he say bathroom? Why doesn't he say 'toilet' like everyone else
  10. Happy Xmas to one and all!
  11. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    me too
  12. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    have messaged him.
  13. On a Mac press Cmd-Shift-4 then draw a rectangle around what you want to capture and release the mouse. Instead of going to your clipboard, the screenshot is saved to your desktop with the date and time appended.
  14. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    On a Mac, press Cmd-Shift-4 then draw a rectangle around the part of the screen you want to capture.
  15. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    You could try the following: 1. reduce the size of the image 2. add a colour cast (e.g. sepia) to make it look different 3. acknowledge the website where you got it from (if 'Contact us' has failed)
  16. Oh, they'll get off. "Money talks"...
  17. Peckris 2

    The crazy world of Top pop buyers

    Crazily, this particular coin made $576 two years ago.
  18. Peckris 2

    A comparison of two auction houses

    makes sense
  19. Peckris 2

    A comparison of two auction houses

    No, but in the rapid bidding maelstrom, it's good to see the actual amount and not have to recalculate every split second.
  20. Herds of wildebeest sweeping majestically over the horizon?
  21. There are also some in Eastbourne, but that's old gnus.
  22. Peckris 2

    A comparison of two auction houses

    With decent auction houses, e.g. Noonans, the online bid window shows not only the current bid but also what that equals in terms of hammer, so you don't have to do any mental arithmetic while bidding.
  23. Peckris 2

    1862 penny with 6/6

    Interestingly if you look at my farthing you can see that the 6 has been rotated resulting in 2 tails. However you will also note that the 1 needs the same treatment, and the 2 is - as so often with the final digit - badly positioned. You can understand the correction of the 6 as it was needed for more than one year, but by that token you would think the 1 should have been corrected as it was the millennium digit!
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