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    Roman punch marked coinsJu

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    Roman punch marked coinsJu

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    Roman punch marked coinsJu

    Just bought around 20 of these Roman punch marked coins but don't know anything about them! Does anyone know any good informational resources on these? A few examples just for fun.
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    "Rare" and "Scarce"

    Freeman, hmmm...isn't that just one of those cheap yank prouductions?..
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    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    US collectors often pay incredible sums for toned coins, many of which had help getting that way. Yeah. But don't they just sit them on the TV to make them tone - I would've thought you could just buy a BU coins and do that yourself, save some money....
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    If money was no object

    Well I'd build the most comprehensive collection of Celts in the world! It's possible, given the fact there's still less than 1,000 seriously dedicated collectors worldwide and, oh the small issue of funds not being short ehehe...
  7. I'm not sure if it's legal to sell these coins for their metal content or at least to melt them down, unless they don't count because they were made before the 1971 Coinage Act. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/bargains-and-rip-offs/article.html?in_article_id=409079&in_page_id=5 The coins are about 75% copper, 25% nickel, with a trace amount of manganese.
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    Sierra leone Coins of 1791

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    Sierra leone Coins of 1791

    It just seemed appropriate to make this post as there was some interest in the history of these pieces and I myself knew nothing about it when I bought these coins, so I went and did a little research. It didn't take long to find this most useful website. http://rightclickhome.com/Numis/micc/01Jan2009/The%20%27Lion%20Money%27%20of%20Sierra%20Leone.htm Makes for a great read on the topic.. Link to original post http://www.predecimal.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=3664&st=300
  10. If you're thinking of silver - those are actually Cupro-Nickel alloy coins, 1920-46 British coins are 0.5 silver, pre-1920 are sterling 92.5% silver). So there's no valuable metal content, however, you can still get a few quid for them, but it won't be a lot.
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    coenwulff penny

    How much is he charging you for storage? You said you can't afford to keep it
  12. George Clinton - fourth Vice-President of the U.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Clinton_(vice_president)
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    "Rare" and "Scarce"

    Scarce is more common than rare. A rare coin has to be taken seriously, scarce merely implies they are hard to find now. So a scarce coin, may exist in a low number of thousands but is well sough after, or in the hundreds but less sought after. A rare coin, should only exist in the hundreds at most, and possibly only in the dozens. Rare coins ought to always command prices in the hundreds unless there isn't much interest in the area.
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    george 111 two penny coin

    I've seen that those around Fine seem to go for around 15-30 GBP depending on the weather. EKs are of importance as these are the heaviest coins produced for UK circulation - like Pyataks! - 56.7 grams on minting.
  15. I didn't know martlets went "quack"...