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Peckris 2

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  1. Peckris 2

    TOY COINS

    apparently that's one theory. another says it's from an OED editor CT Onions. yet another says it began in the US.
  2. Peckris 2

    Error Code?

    no problem here, using Firefox 78 ESR
  3. Peckris 2

    TOY COINS

    Yes, somewhere I have a couple of those. Very nice and probably my only toy coins. (I think the engraver - SGO - has the surname Onions??) It's the future Edward VII in case you were wondering...
  4. Peckris 2

    1919 kn forgery

    You have a beautiful example there Richard - one of the best I've seen, superbly struck up compared with the average example. HOWEVER... even at a glance I can see the differences on the reverse. From the eyebrow height of the helmet and head, down the neck, to below the breast area, and the drapery adjacent to the shield - it's all more vague and less precise, which is inevitable when you consider the deep cut portrait on the obverse. Which is why I sigh admiringly at your example, which is so obviously genuine, but would run a mile from the other which is just too precisely modelled to be anything but fake.
  5. Peckris 2

    1862 penny check

    I reckon the seller has misread HONI as WYON.
  6. Peckris 2

    1919 kn forgery

    I'd run a mile if I saw that. Britannia fully struck up? Teeth prooflike? Sharp portrait? It screams 'fake' to me.
  7. Possibly he started well before 1967? But yes, in time it would have been a real pain.
  8. for some reason there was no Kindle ed of the last CCGB, which I think is a shocking omission.
  9. 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.
  10. Peckris 2

    More Pennies

    the letter is almost more of a collectors' piece than the coin itself.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Indeed - the first pennies were 1797 cartwheels - nothing before or after until 1806.
  15. Loading fine for me - was it a temporary glitch?
  16. I'm 71 and I only remember transport in that list, but there wasn't very much of it!
  17. Why does he say bathroom? Why doesn't he say 'toilet' like everyone else
  18. Happy Xmas to one and all!
  19. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    me too
  20. Peckris 2

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    have messaged him.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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)
  24. Oh, they'll get off. "Money talks"...
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