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  1. 3 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Oh yes, though I haven't read any for years. My favourite was the guy who fitted a very large powerful rocket to the top of his car. Yes, it achieved incredible speed though a sandstone bluff brought EVERYTHING to a sudden end.

    Sounds like something Wily Coyote would do


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  2. If memory is not playing tricks on me, I believe that that sort of mis-strike was called a "railroad rim". At least in the USA.

    Now, the TPGs define it as "struck out of collar", which is a more accurate description anyway. If it is struck sufficiently out of the collar to have part of the design missing, then it would be classified as an "off center strike".

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  3. Unfortunately, this dissemination of information can, and probably will, be a double edged sword.

    The producer (counterfeiter if applicable) can very easily learn his flaws and eliminate them in the future.

    Richard, what you are providing to to the collecting community is invaluable,  yet, due to the knowledge being shared, we now have to be more vigilant. The never ending cycle of good against evil.

    As good as the top TPG's are (or at least claim to be), there are documented instances of them being fooled too.

    We now have to contend with both genuine & counterfeit coins placed in counterfeit holders. We also have had instances of genuine holders being opened and resealed with lower grade coins replacing the original.

    Unfortunately, there will always be someone uninformed who will be taken in by these coins or some who thinks the price is "too good to be true", not realizing that it truly is.

    Again Richard, thank you for your website, it is most informative and should if possible, when no longer being added to, be published somehow in reference form. Possibly in disk form structured as a website.



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  4. 14 minutes ago, Paddy said:

    It has 139 teeth. (My eyes are crossed from counting!) This makes it Obverse 6, the more common one I think. The scarce one he hopes it is is obverse 2, which has 143 teeth.

    It also exists with obverse 3, which is rarer than obverse 2.

    As you indicate, this is the extremely common obverse 6

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  5. 2 minutes ago, Paddy said:

    Sorry if this is old news to most of you, but I only learnt about it today from a friend, who is a legitimate Ebay trader. Apparently the Ebay sellers' forums are all agog with this.

    Ebay, Amazon, Etsy and all online selling platforms operating in the UK are now required to provide details to the HMRC of the registered user's address, bank details and trading summaries. The HMRC will use this to send tax demands to anyone who has made more than £1000 profit in any given year and has not already registered to pay tax on this profit. They are expected to go back over the last 5 years or more. The expectation is that many well known sellers will be hit with huge bills and face criminal proceedings if they do not pay. Some are already running for the hills!


    The US has started that last year.... Vastly changed the reporting parameters.

  6. Genesis 2:22-23

    22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
    23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
    I just want to know if the "WOKESTERS" plan to rewrite the Bible in order to make it "Politically Correct".
    Perhaps they intend to challenge the ""Word" of GOD"

  7. The only variants in the dates mentioned that I am aware of at present are as follows:

    Four for 1911. Both Obverses and both Reverses intermixed. (Gouby A&a, A&b, B&a, and B&b).


    Two for 1912, listed on Michael Gouby's website as 2 date spacings:

    Date A "Centre of 2 to bead, 10 beads"

    Date B "Centre of 2 to gap, 9 1/2 beads"


    Re: 1925, I am aware of only the two listed in Freeman, F-404 (1& A, Gouby B & A), and F-405 (2 & B, Gouby C & B).

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  8. I remember seeing advertisements for "Certified Genuine Facsimile Autographed Baseballs".

    Does that translate to that they are guaranteeing them to be fakes? Or Genuine Fakes??  It's Ludicrous. And people buy them.




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