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Peckris 2

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  1. On 2/16/2024 at 4:38 AM, PWA 1967 said:

    Seemed as good a place to post as any ,this in my opinion is ridiculous 😯

    RWB Auctions - Fine Art & Numismatics Auctioneers based in Wiltshire | 1953 Queen Elizabeth II proof nickel brass Threepence, graded PF 69 Ultra Cameo by NGC (S 4152). Obverse: Mary Gillick's first definitive portrait...

    The sixpence went for over £1K and although they may well be nice and worth a premium ,those prices have gone out of sight.

    VIP proof? (Very Improbable Price)

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  2. 13 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    I've found metho and a wood tooth pick useful for removing verdigris from the lettering around a  .500 Ag coin also a cotton bud for removing any remaining debris. I've heard there was some criticism about the dye residue from  mauve metho. I don't know about the UK but in Australia you can get metho with out any dye. Also useful as stated above for degreasing a coin.

    Presumably surgical spirit - being clear - doesn't have any dye problem?

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  3. On 2/5/2024 at 4:13 PM, Bernie said:

    When watching live auctions it pays to "Refresh" your browser regularly, especially if you have been watching on and off for hours. You could be watching what appears to be the live auction but in fact is a cached view. It appears, that if you loose wi-fi for any period of time, it will resume where you left off. A couple of weeks ago I had a live auction running on one tab for about 8 hours, I was looking at other things on other tabs, occasionally going back to the tab with the auction site running "live". At about 9.30 pm the auction was up to about lot 550 and I watched it sell and go on to next lot. The lot that I was interested in was about lot 1250. At 10pm I checked again and to my dismay the auction had concluded, all 1300 lots had been auctioned. My only explanation is that I had been watching a Cached view of the auction that appeared in every way to have been "Live". 

    If anyone else has an idea what happened here, please comment. (excluding that I must be going do-lally)

    It's not entirely 'cached' - yes, that's part of the reason, but it's mainlyt down to the fact that your browser is running the site a bit "behind". As you say, refreshing the page should resolve things, but having said that I've never had a problem with Noonans where the video shows separately from the lot information and two appear to be in sync.

  4. On 2/6/2024 at 10:31 PM, Vespesian said:

    Uploaded here is a possible 1962 penny variation , with the number 9 in the date having a truncated tail , there appears to be no tampering or altering of the number, opinions would be appreciated 


    my thought is that it's a striking error at the Mint (misstrike) ... but if there's only the one, it's not likely to command a premium and wouldn't be considered a 'variety' as such.

  5. 8 hours ago, Coinery said:

    Firstly, can I ask what you think the reverse grade of this coin might be (Sellers pictures, I haven’t seen it in-hand, yet)?

    The obverse looks a clear unc to me, but the lighting/lustre reflections (or not) on the reverse are making me wonder whether I might have to downgrade that expectation overall? You’ll likely have made thousands more predictions of grade from seller photos than I have, so I’d really appreciate your insights.

    Oh, and secondly, I don’t suppose anyone recognises it for a bit of provenance, perchance? The reverse, with its die-crack and ‘straight-edge’ toning at the second N of penny, through to the ship, is reasonably distinctive.



    I'd go for a grade of AUNC on that reverse - it may in fact be UNC but the 'lustre wear' together with the fact that it's a slightly weaker strike than the obverse would make me downgrade it a little.

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  6. 7 hours ago, secret santa said:

    The fake/replica coins have quite a deep "scar" in the queen's hair that still shows in worn coins and is not present in genuine coins:



    It also just "looks" wrong, on an intuitive level.

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  7. 3 hours ago, Paddy said:

    That was not me - I was not there that long ago. I suspect it would have been Brian, who was there a lot longer. Both of us now retired from the market.


    Interesting that the market was featured on tonight's BBC Spotlight

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  8. 5 hours ago, Zo Arms said:

    I'm afraid there's a bit of a queue Chris. You'll have to join the back.

    You may also need to bring a chair with you. Could be a lengthy wait. 😁.

    (And you already have 2 of these F475, to my knowledge).

    How do you know all this? :o

  9. On 1/23/2024 at 11:26 AM, Rob said:

    The font and layout is almost like it used to be when computers used DOS - say the early noughties, before windows appeared.

    Windows appeared in the 80s! And the first useful version 3.1, was 1990? :lol:

  10. 10 minutes ago, kai1998inc said:

    That’s correct - some say this is where the saying “Know your Onions” comes from, but I can’t be sure.

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

  11. 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...

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  12. 6 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Yes, the teeth are too long, her right thumb is too short, the left hand waves cover the teeth plus a few other minor details but generally the best attempt at a bronze penny that I've seen to date.



    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.

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