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Peckris 2

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  1. On 7/25/2021 at 8:57 PM, Paddy said:

    Or mine! More tarnished but maybe more detail?

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    That's what LC would describe as 'bold fine' and would probably set you back quite a bit more than £500. (Could possibly do with a - very brief - dip?)


  2. I got a similar (temporary) ban on Facebook for "hate speech". My crime? Someone had mentioned the motto above the gates of Auschwitz, so I simply - for information - gave the original German "arbeit macht frei". In no way was I condoning this in any way whatever.

    What makes the FB bans so especially annoying is that there is no way to get in touch with those wonks to explain the supposed offending post.

    However, and here's a tip for anyone who thinks they MIGHT fall foul of the "rules", FB can't read what's on an image so type out your post in a text app then take a screenshot of it and post  the screenshot instead. ;)

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  3. On 7/23/2021 at 10:34 PM, mick1271 said:

    Looking at past results .ones in similar condition are £150 -250 .I know they were slightly pricey and massively overgraded as well .Hence why I thought I would ask on the forum first .The lack of collectors fairs up north is making it harder to pick up bargains.

    That's the problem with eBay - any 'famous' coin is usually vastly overpriced. You'd be better off trying from a dealer or auction - if the former, make sure they have a decent returns policy.


  4. Don't pay £325 for one of those!! Barely worth £100 I'd say, most of them aren’t even Fair.

    £150 for one of the better ones I'd say. For £325 you'd want one in NF condition. They really aren’t that rare in low grades as you can see from that dealer's pictures.

    This page at London Coins will give you a more realistic picture hopefully.

    https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&searchterm=Halfcrown+1905&category=9&searchtype=1

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  5. 12 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    Maybe the perfect business model is to just grade everything really high ,dont reject any and dont charge anything ,although even then maybe some people would not be happy.

    A much more perfect business model would be to provide value for money - i.e. give the customer good feedback which is, after all, what they've paid for. You say 'either way they can't win', but I disagree; reject coins by all means if they deserve but how much effort does it involve to provide a properly worded reason?

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  6. 23 hours ago, Sword said:

    "Rejected" coins still get encapsulated (with a yellow label instead of white). In addition, a grade (UNC details, AU details, EF details etc) is also given but without a number. 

    What on earth is the point of that? You've then got a slabbed coin carrying a garish "don't buy me" insert.

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  7. 1 hour ago, Sword said:

    I totally agree that a slabbing company should tell you why they didn't slab a coin. That should be part of the service and it's just good manners. 

    However, I think it is right that they charge their fee even if a coin is rejected. You paid for their opinion and not for a favourable outcome. 

    If someone do an operation in a private hospital, they have to pay the fee regardless.

    PART of the fee, certainly. However, they don't have the expense of actually slabbing the coin which would include producing the necessary inserts. I'd say that half the fee might be more fair.


  8. 17 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Was dreadful - sickening actually. 

    They lost as a team. Pointing the finger at different players in such a situation is not only spiteful (and racist in this case), but also extremely stupid. If anyone was to blame it was Southgate for making tactical errors in the final. Rashford should have been brought on for Kane or Sterling in the second half. Then, had he been needed in a shoot out, he'd have at least been warmed up. As it was the penalty was the only action he'd seen for the entire tournament. Even then, he only just missed. A fraction to the right and it would have gone in, as Donnarumma had gone the wrong way. 

    The racism even more moronic because without Sterling, I doubt we'd have progressed beyond the group stage.    

    Heartening to see the community support around the defaced Rashford mural - and there was a piece on local TV today about primary schoolkids writing letters of support to the 3 who were abused.

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  9. 9 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&searchterm=Cleaned+Penny&searchtype=1

    A sample of ones that LCA have listed as cleaned that i mailed to a forum member which helped him and hat off to LCA and recently DNW for making people aware before bidding.

    A useful resource - perhaps that link should be put into a separate post and pinned as a Stickie?

    It does seem though - from the pictures on the LCA page - that most of those coins look clearly cleaned, especially after a moment or two of inspection.

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  10. On 7/12/2021 at 1:02 AM, Michael-Roo said:

    Every member of the team a credit to their families, their communities, their country.

    Let's just hope the morons who wrecked Leicester Square earlier today don't go on a booze fuelled rampage tonight.

    European till I die.

    Some absolutely disgusting racism against the three who missed penalties. It wasn't their colour to blame - it was their youth. I personally wouldn't have replaced Henderson with Saka, but ain't hindsight a wonderful thing?

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