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Peckris 2

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  1. 15 hours ago, Menger said:

    Sure - and “condition rarity” of currency coins can (as you point out) be a big factor.  
    But rarity is only half of the supply and demand equation by which prices are formed.  

    That's true especially of the scarcer currency items e.g. from the proof set years 1950 and 1951. The brass 3d currency items from those years are much more sought after than the proofs and so have a much higher nominal value in UNC.

  2. On 6/2/2024 at 6:42 PM, Sword said:

    Then the buyers of these lots will very occasionally have nice surprises. It will be like finding something nice in a £5 / item tray :).

    ..though not quite as nice as finding an UNC 1951 brass 3d with good lustre, and an EF 1888 6d ... for 20p each in a crate of coins @ 5 for £1!

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  3. On 5/31/2024 at 9:12 AM, Sword said:

    Virtually all the lots are modern commemoratives and so the buyer will know what to expect. It wouldn't be worth the effort to take photos of so many lots.

    Looks like someone is getting rid of an accumulation of 15 or so years. It dreads me to think how much they would lose if the items were purchased close to the issue prices.

    they'll certainly have earned their commission after typing all that out!

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  4. On 5/31/2024 at 9:18 AM, blakeyboy said:

    What does that mean?

    As I understand it, a cud is simply a bit of stray metal (from the previous strike?) that's got onto the die/planchet, i.e. a one-off misstrike. I don't know the word's origin except in relation to cows!

  5. 19 hours ago, BottleCapDave said:

    I shall be snapping them up in the years to come then :) I wonder if there is anyway I could get an official response from the mint as to the origin of these varieties and how they were dispersed. All the information I have seen has been conjecture.


    The Mint were not satisfied with the satin finish on Unc CuNi and wanted to get back  to the glossy finish they got with silver coins. Why only a few 1950s coins should have been affected is anyone's guess. However, throughout the 70s you see Unc coins getting more and more mirrorlike, though it's not consistent by any means. But 10p and 5p pieces from the mid-70s do seem very glossy compared to early decimal 'silver'.

  6. On 5/23/2024 at 8:46 PM, DaveG38 said:

    Am I the only one who doesn't 'get' AI? I have a book on the subject, and although it is interesting, it struck me that all AI appears to do, is analyse data etc. and act on it, faster than man can. The book talks about finding patterns in data that we might not spot, and thus unexpected solutions to problems, but again it strikes me this is a matter of speed, rather than 'intelligence.' Given enough people and time it seems to me that anything AI can do we too could, albeit much slower. For me, this doesn't make AI intelligent, just fast.

    Spot on. I read a book recently debunking the entire concept: "AI" either uses big data (e.g. the big chess and Go computers, which can't actually do anything else), or the large language model like Chat GPT, or has 'learning circuits' which have approximately 0.0000000001% the capacity of the human brain. On the other hand, human intelligence can involve deduction, reduction, recognition, inference, intuition, or maybe all at once.

    To show the limitations of  AI, there's one that can in a photo recognise not only dogs from any other animal, but tell you what breed they are. HOWEVER, researchers changed a few pixels in the photo, which to human eyes were not detected, but the AI was fooled into 'identifying' the dog as something completely different, e.g. a hippo or even a sea creature.

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  7. 22 hours ago, copper123 said:

    Maybe the world will be a better place in the future with Ai Bots putting on ebay listings without the help of humans .

    Well they could hardly do worse , could they?

    I guess Chat GPT would autocorrect 'marleybob' to 'Bob Marley' :lol: (Same old 1933 penny though...)

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  8. 2 hours ago, copper123 said:

    yes he remains the only british king to have published a book and its a pile of rubbish .

    from what I recall witches were only burned in scotland was it (?)  the pendle witches not sure how they died but they did and just because they were were old and without husbands .

    James did like his art though and is responsible for quite a lot of the royal art collection which is owned by the crown which is you and me by the way through the goverment

    After some pretty awful torture to make them confess they were then hanged :(

  9. On 5/5/2024 at 7:53 PM, Master Jmd said:

    Not to take away from your sale - this would be a wonderful addition to a bookcase - but if anyone's interested in the book's contents it's available in full on Archive.org: https://archive.org/details/bim_eighteenth-century_tables-of-english-silver_folkes-martin_1761/mode/2up


    Interesting that the author annotates the top of each page with the monarch's name - yet for the whole of the Commonwealth (several pages) the pages are annotated as "Chas II". He also refers to the execution of Charles I as "the king's murder".

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  10. 17 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    Another TPG 1925 half crown. Perhaps flogging a dead horse but I think I prefere my one

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    Yours is superb. As to the other, can you post a link rather than a picture, which is too small to see useful details?

  11. 22 hours ago, Martinminerva said:

    Somebody else now trying to jump on that bandwagon, though suspect this one is just total ignorance rather than fraud.


    I particularly like the "obtuse" reference!!


    Very obtuse - he mentions the "1927 obverse" not reverse!