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Everything posted by Bruce

  1. After working for a full day, I can have a look at my coin again😆. And yes Ian, it seems match all your descriptions. The 1848/7 overdate is with 7 towards the front of 8; D"EI" are with protrusions; "B"RIT and D"E"F both are similar to your photos. I have a close-up look to the FID":" again, and suspect the circle is the place where the upper dot is missing (sorry for poor quality photo). Is it where the dot should be taken place in your specimen?
  2. Thanks Ian for detailed explanation, I will try to check later when back to home to see if match your findings. For the missing dot in colon, I initially suspect whether there's any trace of tooling coz the area around is a bit darker.
  3. Bought an interesting 1848/7 Penny, would like to learn whether the FID. on reverse, instead of FID:, is common.
  4. Any idea why Lot 2011 1927 Halfcrown was only hammered at GBP44? Seems a bargain for buyer? https://www.londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&auc=175&searchlot=2011&searchtype=2
  5. Good luck, and let's have a look when you receive it.
  6. Thanks for your explanation Rob, and see your point why odd number prices are taking place. Then, in this case, since LCA do not have online bidding system, it's better to bid all lots in 101, 111 etc, so that you may win 1 lot in a marginal way.
  7. It's hard to differentiate proof or currency issue with LCA quality of photo, as a result, better to avoid in view of doubt. By the way, I am always thinking why some sovereign are hammered at for example GBP272, why not GBP270 or 280.
  8. If there is no description in the lot, i think it is likely a currency issue as details seems not sharp enough.
  9. 1 out of 6 successful bids was at my ceiling price, other 4 were only at 1 to 2 steps away from max, don't know if it is coincidence or not.
  10. They usually temporarily down several times a month...ha....now it's up again.
  11. Bruce

    Paypal vs Credit Card

    According to my experience, paypal usually charge a higher rate, but it still depends on what platform the seller is using to accept credit card. Some are higher and some are less. Take Shopify as example, it is usually a bit less expensive than paypal, but the difference won't be too much.
  12. Without room bid, let's see how many prices are hammered at our maximum bid price.
  13. Sorry to hear about that n feel your pain. I experienced the similar issue few weeks ago. Seller sent items at Newcastle, n the track history showing it's accepted n due to despatch to Heathrow. But then, no scan update for almost 2 weeks. I initially thought it may down to pandemic situation so international delivery to Hong Kong was seriously delayed. Finally, i email royal mail n ask why there was no update n whether there was any problem regarding customs or else, they had no reply, but luckily the tracking was updated again few days later after the email. Wish you will receive the penny in few days n good luck.
  14. Oh sorry, I just found I should post to Halfpenny section, but I don't know how to delete post😅
  15. Actually I didn't make any purchase, but I visited the coin shop and ask my friend to borrow an image of 1874 Halfpenny for learning purpose. By referring to Richard's site, it's die 7J. Am I correct?
  16. I bought this 1879 Halfcrown from ebay months ago, and found date style of this one is a bit different from other 1879 Halfcrown, don't know whether it is down to worn or not. Would like to seek advice from other members if this coin has problem. Thanks.
  17. Bruce

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Found so many 1933 penny in a year, she must be a millionaire now🤣
  18. That's my concern since having it on hand. By the way, just measure it again, it's 14.1g and 32.1mm, so should be within the tolerance.
  19. Lovely, a nice buy. i have seen this before but didn't spot it, and bought something else instead.
  20. You 2 are both expert, 1843 is a bit higher than £50 while 1856 is slightly lower than £140, so average out it is about the same as per estimation. I love the 1856 as well, although some scratches on reverse. 1849 penny is the next target. I've seen 1 in auction months ago, but was outbidded. So, have to wait n search again.
  21. Hi Jerry, the shop is in Hong Kong. My friend, the owner, said he bought this box of collection from UK few years ago. I also tried to locate a 1849 in the box but failed😅. Although these 2 are not in top grade, but it help a lot to fill my collection of Young head penny.
  22. Here are the other 2 I bought together with the 1860.
  23. Thank you for your advice, n i have bookmarked Richard's site already.😁 Thanks for your suggestion about die combination of the 1860 penny as well. It is a very interesting date, and have to spend some times on studying all varieties info. After check my books, it is HKD150 which is around £14. I purchased it together with other 2 pennies on that date. Shall post it later when back to home.
  24. Thank you Richard, it is a very comprehensive site. i bookmarked it already, so that i can consistently refer to.