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Peckris 2

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  1. On 1/15/2024 at 4:10 PM, SilverAge3 said:

    I have the 2006 ed, hadn't even realized a newer one was released. I'd love to get it. I recently picked up the 1st ed of his older, much smaller (38 pages, total) book, The Victorian Bronze Penny (1860-1901), which I paid likely way too much for. I also see it had a second ed I may eventually seek out, just because I like my numi library.

    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.

  2. 11 hours ago, SilverAge3 said:

    Then there's sellers who have higher quality coins I'm looking for, but on top of charging high sums, feel the best way to show off a coin is laying it in their greasy hand. I might even consider the high price tag, even with the carbon spot, but how have they decided handling these coins like this is appropriate? Especially aggravating when it's a tough coin to find in higher grades, like this 1934 penny. This seller has several 1934s, all mishandled similarly, and priced at over £200, yet I can't find other copies this nice, but I can't justify spending this, since it'll likely arrive all oily and printed up. Really drives me nuts.  At least I know before buying that the seller mishandles them, is my only consolation.



    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.

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  3. 4 hours ago, terrysoldpennies said:

    Unfortunately I think that the best coins are being bought up by the very rich, purely as investments along with art and classic cars, which are also sky rocketing.

    I collect mainly Pennies and over the last few years it seems to me that most of the rare types are rarely come onto the market. 😞

    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.

  4. On 12/11/2023 at 3:36 PM, jelida said:

    I had messaged him as well, and have just received a nice reply from ‘Tim’ stating that he now agrees that the coin is not a mule and will alter the description. Appears that he based his id on the mis-described Heritage coin.


    me too :)

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  5. On 12/9/2023 at 10:52 AM, DrLarry said:

    Cannot think where best to get the opinion of you experts but please let me know your thoughts.   I have tried to help the seller https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/176062629565?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=OgrcZPeFTfi&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=h5XdnfNFTNi&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY

    Sadly he is using yet  questionable evidence of another error from PGCS .  Drop him a message if you can be bothered .  Thank you 

    have messaged him.

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  6. 25 minutes ago, Coinery said:

    Quick question re this point. I ask because I’m compiling a catalogue of the Elizabeth I anchor shillings, and would ultimately want to put it out there! 

    What do you do re gathering photos from the net, as it’s sometimes near impossible to track the source or get permission from the original photographer?

    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)

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  7. 32 minutes ago, Sword said:

    Surely , adding 30% by mental arithmetic isn't very difficult to do. One can also produce a conversion table in advance if necessary.

    No, but in the rapid bidding maelstrom, it's good to see the actual amount and not have to recalculate every split second.

  8. 3 hours ago, TomGoodheart said:

    ?? Surely, buyer's premium is added to the hammer cost. So it's something that I do have to pay (plus vat) as a buyer. And take into consideration when bidding.
    I also bear it in mind when reviewing what level of 'service' I feel I've received, such as speed and cost of dispatch and the level of care taken to safely package my purchases. That the seller might not get as much because everyone is adjusting their bids down by 30% is of course also an issue.

    With decent auction houses, e.g. Noonans, the online bid window shows not only the current bid but also what that equals in terms of hammer, so you don't have to do any mental arithmetic while bidding.

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  9. 11 hours ago, jelida said:

    I have examples of 1860 pennies with a 6/6 strike. As Rob says, manual entry of the last two date digits may well be a factor as well as repair of a clogged die. Gouby illustrates examples. Interesting, and worthy of note but not especially unusual to find same letter or digit overstrikes, unlike wrong letter or digit overstrikes which are true varieties.


    Interestingly if you look at my farthing you can see that the 6 has been rotated resulting in 2 tails. However you will also note that the 1 needs the same treatment, and the 2 is - as so often with the final digit - badly positioned. You can understand the correction of the 6 as it was needed for more than one year, but by that token you would think the 1 should have been corrected as it was the millennium digit!

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