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  1. Hmmm! Never though of my humble collection as an investment, rather the reverse! But it will never realise much anyway. Still this sort of chatter spoils it for me!
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    Counter stamped coins

    Here's a 1834 sixpence I have. I think I asked on this site a couple of years ago if anyone knows the reason/originator. It appears to be MAB interlinked.
  3. As I crawl away into the shadows, I'd just like to remind you that a lot of members have to be content with the 'beat up' end of the market, and can soon pick up long and short cross cheaply. This allows aspirations to be achieved in the urge to follow any line of collecting (and makes identification that more rewarding!!!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Should have gone to Specsavers!
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Just upping the brilliance of the screen soon reveals all!
  6. Ahhh! London Coins - again.
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    Birthday boys!

    Very many felicitation all three and good coin hunting, either in the mud or from your armchair!
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    Quiz and Groups

    Puzzled! Did your quiz and got all questions asked correct to be told I had only 10 of 12 right?
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    A peaceful new year to all

    All good wishes to all for the New Year. Hope you all manage to increase your collections in the manner you would hope for. I have a rescue tom cat any use as a swap, Peter?
  10. Me too! Books mainly though I think I did buy a coin from them - but a long time ago. Found the service first class!
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    Cnut penny

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151522594085?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649 Opinions? Looks dodgy to me!!!
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    Cnut penny

    Now £200 I must be missing something but it is a very crude copy to me!
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    Cnut penny

    Oh! Yes! and £47 and climbing! What have they seen that I haven't?
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    Omni Coin Advice Please!

    Looks great to me. Have a look at some of the forum members' attempts! You tailor it to suit yourself not anyone else!!!
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    Cnut penny

    Regrettably, I had a VF, but with a quarter segment missing, Cnut helmet penny. Regrettable because I sold that whole collection to buy my first computer! The coin cost £12 as I recall! That would be early '80s
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    Might be of interest

    Very interesting ! Thanks for sharing. Such a Bonanza everyone dreams of but never seems to happen to me!!!!! A very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and pleasant dreams of it happening to you!
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    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coins-from-Mediaeval-Times-William-I-Silver-Coin-Henry-III-Gold-Coin-20d-/390958181307?pt=UK_Coins_BritishHammered_RL&hash=item5b06ec6bbb Do you think this is ethical? I know hardened collectors won't be fooled ....but beginners and juniors? I don't think most would read ALL the blurb.
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    Hammered Conditions

    "Over £4k for the William I cannot justify (I have a Lotus Elan on my shopping list to put in the garage with my MG)" Now a collection of cars would be something! I was offered a very early car, complete with brass headlights, for £100 back in the '60s (in Malta) but that was a load of weekly wages and shipping back to UK would have broken the bank. Still, regretted it ever since. Can't remember the make, French I recall, but I've seen the same type going for mega bucks. Ah! Well!
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    Hammered Conditions

    Am I peculiar because I think that the striving for the perfect, uncirculated hammered coin is missing the point of collecting historical coins? I want some wear in a coin, because I revel in handling a used coin, thinking of all the people that could have used it. It's history made real. The craving for pieces of metal straight from manufacture is an anathema to me. To each his own. I can understand the aim to get Mint milled but I regard them as just medals advertising the mint! Discus.
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    Hammered Conditions

    £3.6k? Oh! Dear! So near - so far! £22.75 (no K)
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    Hammered Conditions

    I would collect Charles siege pieces but financial constraints prevent this
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    Hammered Conditions

    I empathise with all the opinions expressed here but the constant 'pretty' output from the RM made me stop collecting milled a long time ago. I still prefer the Newark ninepence to the Charles shilling, probably for romantic reasons!! My Berwick offcentre conjures up mass panic of besieged armies and the 'killed' antoninianus conjures a desperate Roman soldiers pleas. Looking though my collection I can create a wealth of possibilities!!
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    Hammered Conditions

    They don't have to be British to get the imagination going! I think this one must have been recovered from a shrine because it has been 'killed' as an offering. Gets you wondering what the donor was asking for!!
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    Hammered Conditions

    I guess most of you guys would be left cold by this, whereas I spend lots of time wondering why the moneyer was so careless. Was it during conflict perhaps? Or because he was fulfilling some massive order for a ransom or payment for extra mercenaries? The possibilities are better than the cinema!
  25. Way to go Chris! Dragging us all into the 21st century! Pity there's no hammered I can download!