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Peckris 2

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  1. 13 hours ago, Coinery said:

    Something I’ve only just discovered if you use an iPhone…when you select your image, in the bottom left of the screen you’ll see an options button. Click on that and you get to choose a size to attach it at, with it also highlighting the Kbs at each size! Nice touch Apple!

    Yes, that's always also been an option in Apple Mail, though there the options are confined to 'Small" 'Medium' 'Large' and 'Full size'.

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  2. On 11/12/2023 at 8:22 AM, Paddy said:

    Listing has now been ended by the seller. I messaged them yesterday again pointing out it was an obvious fake - I don't know if this had any effect.

     

    me too - he actually replied and asked what made me think it was a fake!

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  3. Peck says of the first reverse that the exergue line is "faintly single" and of the second that it's "distinctly double". He doesn't go on to explain this further, but the implication is that the single line isn't clearly single, but - as others (I believe) have said - consists of two lines so close together that they appear (especially on less than perfect condition) to be a single line. I'm not sure what condition the 4th penny above is in but it MAY illustrate this 'grey area'?

    My penny is all but BU so if it is the second reverse, the double lines would be absolutely clear - they're not!


  4. It's the difference between a strictly UNC example and - e.g. - GEF; the waves start to merge with the exergue line rather quick. Here's an AUNC 1939 reverse and you will see that the waves are still a bit distinct from the line. On Type 2 reverses there is a distinct gap between the upper line and the waves.

    1773354880_1939pennyrevlarge.jpg.0c52ad7dbf80db996611789b54b7650b.jpg

    Also, I believe that  the so-called 'single exergue line' is actually 2 lines so close together that they appear to be one? Correct me if I'm wrong about that.


  5. On 10/26/2023 at 8:13 AM, Paddy said:

    Yes - I assumed that at first, but with both pictures up I can see that the colon after F:D is  1 1/2 dots on the first one, but 2 full dots on the second.

    I see what you mean, but given the big difference in condition I don't think you can say definitively that it's enough to establish a separate variety (it would only be a micro variety anyway).


  6. 14 hours ago, Yorkie said:

    That's great - thanks for responses.

    NOTED!- Re Brasso!

    It's a strange world I'm delving into - where "lustre" is king over shine!?... but you never stop learning!

    Lustre is the special gleam you see on newly minted coins - it's created as part of the minting process. "Shine" imparted artificially is a world away and can be seen not to be lustre. As a rough analogy from stamp collecting : a genuine postmark is part of the stamp's value, but someone simply writing over it destroys the value.


  7. On 10/26/2023 at 9:10 PM, Yorkie said:

    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum- wonder if any light can be thrown?!

    A family member has approached me with a bag of 76 unused 1967 Pennies.

    I am trying to assist with a value - but they appear to be advertised for between £1.... and £995 (!!!)

    What is the rough value?

    Also...I am a born "polisher"!.. should I run some Brasso over them? Would this assist their value?

    Thanks in advance for any advice.

    DON'T CLEAN COINS! As a rookie, use that as a general strict rule. With more experience there are some gentle methods which can be used, but for now, don't...

    1967 pennies - very common indeed. However a few choice (absolutely fully bright lustred) examples could be kept. A reputable dealer will sell them for 50p or £1. There are a few misstruck pennies, if you see any of those put it aside. For example I have one that is obviously genuine but doesn't ring when you drop it, it just clacks.


  8. 22 hours ago, Varietalis said:

    That is the standard dies 4K D of DEI to bead, I to a gap.  On the 3K the I of DEI is to the right of a bead but not to a gap.  Also, the rim on your 4K is visibly thicker than the 3K.

    The 4K being the so-called '1968' obverse on 1967 halfpennies?


  9. 2 hours ago, Sword said:

    I imagine so, particularly if you go to a bank to get some bags of coins. Otherwise a UNC set is £33.

    :o

    I remember when PROOF sets were a fraction of that.

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