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Peckris 2

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  1. 1 hour ago, 1949threepence said:

    Coopers Coins are asking £675 for this quite ordinary large rose, large date penny - link

    I got mine - a better example than that - also as a BIN in April 2021 for just £155 from emeeco. 

    Another instance of a huge price rise (although obviously there will be some natural variation from one dealer to another in any case, but not that much).   

    I'd suggest they're just flying a kite to see if anyone bites (if you'll excuse the mixed metaphor). I'd say the fact that no-one is watching tells you all you need to know.

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  2. On 4/27/2023 at 11:12 PM, secret santa said:

    I remember that well - "Lay down girl, let me push it up, push it up". Subtle it wasn't.

    Absolutely nothing compared to Wreck A Buddy by the Soul Sisters!

    "I need a man to wreck ′im buddy. A big, strong man to wreck 'Im buddy. And if he′s ugly, I don't mind - He has a dick and I want to grind I want to grind, I want to grind"

  3. 11 hours ago, Rob said:

    Look at it a different way. It's either the 2021 coin that has been dipped, or what are the odds on the two dozen identical scratches, nicks, lumps etc appearing on two coins.

    Attached is an image from when this was discussed previously with the copy similarities highlighted. The resolution isn't wonderful, but the only matching item on the reverse appears to be the small mark on the right edge of the bottom shield. The obverse has numerous matching marks including behind the head, including the bigger scratches in the field. I'm still suspicious.

    Astronomical. Die imperfections I can live with, but not identical digs which - being incuse - cannot have come from anything to do with the die.

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  4. 13 hours ago, ozjohn said:

    It's a very nice example but you're right - well overpriced. 1915, 1916, and 1918 are the easiest to find in high grade.

  5. 18 hours ago, VickySilver said:

    If I can remember correctly, this coin came from the late John Welsh who some may remember. Always funny getting coins from him as a good number had enthusiastic grades or preservation (LOL) but on the other hand coins such as this or a number of patterns he managed to get for me were also had. I am not absolutely positive and perhaps some know more but I think he got hold of a couple of the ex-Pretoria mint collection coins [somehow]....

    I remember that his prices were fair for the coins he sold, but the grades were VERY optimistic. You didn't get the bargain you thought you were getting, but you didn't pay over the odds.

  6. 5 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    From what I've seen of AI so far, it's utter rubbish. We have it at work for certain very routine operations, and it was initially touted as the best thing since sliced bread, since it would supposedly take away the need for us to do most of those humdrum repetitive tasks, and we'd be able to reduce staff. Well guess what, it can only operate succesfully between two very narrow parameters of simplicity. Anything even a tiny bit out of the ordinary, leads to that now all too familar note in the case diaries: "robotics failed". Scans of these are being dished out to staff for them to clear manually. 

    With any sort of chat function, such as on a bank website, the "Hello, I'm Robbie the robot, how can I help today" type "assistance", can only ever handle the very simplest of enquiries. Most queries a customer has, it cannot even hope to comprehend. So inevitably you get transferred to a live agent.

    As far as algorithms, if they're anything like the ones on facebook, for example, they get stuck on the difference between a legitimate dictionary word used in its proper sense, and the same word as racial abuse, for example. Using the term "a chink in the armour" gave me a 3 day ban for race hate - the offending word being "chink". It's pathetic.   

    I dread to think what might happen if TPG is given over to AI.    

    100% agreed. How can a 'thing' that doesn't have any consciousness or self-awareness match even the most stupid employee of a TPG? As for 'chat bots' on websites, you can express the problem clearly and get a somewhat irrelevant reply. So you express it in a different way and get the same useless reply. My instinct is to say "connect me to a human being" right at the start and repeat it as many times as it takes for Robbectomy to understand and put me through to someone who is actually alive.

    Yeah, I agree about Facebook. Someone in a conversation mentioned the motto over the gates of Auschwitz but gave it in English; I merely expanded that by saying the original was ARBEIT MACHT FREI - result? A 24 hour ban for 'hate speech'.

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  7. 9 hours ago, DrLarry said:

    They look almost identical with a closed P too ,  the only difference I can see is the lower "small 8" on mine seems to be sticking out just below making the angle of the larger 8 different and I think although I cannot be sure the first 1 also is over a smaller 1 



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    In my opinion they ARE the same - it's the different rates of wear that may account for the minute differences.

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  8. 11 minutes ago, 1949threepence said:

    Not done any exact analysis, but purely from observation, and ball park estimate, I'd say that even in the last 2 or 3 years, prices have increased at all levels of the market. For example, what was £180 in 2020, is now about £240. Quite ordinary, or not desperately uncommon pennies are now routinely being offered at £200 plus. Although there are still bargains to be had.

    One exact price I did notice was when looking at the change in prices for 1839 proof pennies last night, on Noonans site. I noticed that over the years three separate complete 1839 proof sets had been offered (with the Una and the Lion £5 piece included). In 2004, one went for £16,000. A year or two later, another went for £23,000. Then in 2011, yet another went for £60,000. But at the Noble auction last July - in the Verene Collection of proofs - just the Una and the Lion £5 coin itself went for £421,000 (converted from Australian dollar exchange rate). That is a staggering increase which is way beyond inflation. 

    How long will this continue? Maybe - very probably in fact - coins are seen as a safe haven in these economically turbulent times. Especially rare gold maybe.

    This has happened before in times of high inflation - specifically the mid-70s; a few years later prices had fallen back again, thought not to the levels of the immediate post-decimal collapse.

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