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Peckris 2

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  1. 15 hours ago, SilverAge3 said:

    I think M is for Matte (proof). But the census is a farce, considering all the coins not submitted, and ones resubmitted repeatedly hoping for better grades.

    Plus ignoring faults on high end coins, since they charge a percentage premium on expected value, as you point out here, Rob.  It's pretty shifty.

    I assume all those 'desig's are American? They are the only collectors who seem even remotely interested whether a coin is 'red' (by which they mean yellow/orange of course), 'red/brown', or 'brown'.

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  2. 6 hours ago, SilverAge3 said:

    It's bc they got the UC designation, in addition to being very choice gem. I haven't looked at census reports for that specifically, but imagine it's quite uncommon. I'm not all that surprised, tbh. Prices on such are showing no sign of slowing or reversing.

    edit: so i looked up the penny census on ngc, there's only a single pr67uc, only other uc designation is several grades down at 64. It's no surprise people fought over that. I'm guessing the halfpenny and farthing are similar, and pcgs likely also has few, if any deep cam.  I have a pr66cam penny, which is still among the better of graded examples, I'm content with it, certainly not able to go to war for that one sold on heritage, lol, and even the 67 cams likely would be hefty prices i could spend on getting pennies i'm missing.


    can you decipher those "desig"s? I infer that PF stands for 'proof' but what the hell is the rest of it?

  3. On 2/22/2024 at 7:57 PM, VickySilver said:

    Oh, thanks for catching me as I forgot! I was so mad as I am quite familiar with NGC and PCGS grading and should have been a "64"; I subsequently got one (1871) that did go "64". Will try to locate the other 1871.....

    Yeah - 1864 is also very tough in higher grades.

  4. 1 hour ago, Martinminerva said:

    Just had a look back at that penny to see if any feedback left - no, of course, but noticed this for one of his previous recent "sales": Surprise, surprise!! If someone did "buy" the penny, rather than a shill bid, I would imagine we will be seeing a similar report soon... 😉

    I wouldn’t trust this seller. Never have sent, provided wrong tracking number. Was trying to sell the same ring 2 times.
    Saphire Solitaire Stunning Stone And 18k White Rhodium Plated For Modern White L (#315130910855)
    s***t (491)

    Feedback of 90% says it all really.

  5. 17 hours ago, Rob said:

    As for the original question. There is a bit of lateral play in the press. If the milling is good, then I would say not an error.

    Possibly you meant it IS an error? But not a fake.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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