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  1. 6 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    I might well try that Bob. Thanks for the tip.

    ETA: By the way are you being affected by the intense heat in the USA at the moment, or is it mainly the Western side? I heard Canada (Lytton British Columbia) had a temperature of 49.6 degrees recently (that's 121 degrees F in USA money). Unreal.   


    Looks like it is definitely that. Thanks for the tip and link, Paddy.



    The temperature where I live in Indiana is about normal for the summer months, usually 70- 95 degrees. In the desert Southwest though, the temperature set a record of 130 degrees last month!

    All the Best,


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  2. 41 minutes ago, PWA 1967 said:


    Another to show how slabbing high grade coins can help them sell at a premium rather than just people going off a photograph.

    A couple of nice 1909 Dot have recently been put on the forum and are scarce in grades of better than fine.

    Both coins were sold in the public domain ,so happy to share them with the coin on the left selling at LCA and the coin on the right sold on a dealers website for £1500.

    Both coins when i sent pictures of both sides to people they thought would sell in the £300 / £500 range which i also thought was about right if the coin on the right was raw.

    The coin on the right sold almost straight away and had a couple of offers ,with one person who missed it telling the dealer they would of paid more.

    I have sold all the ones i wanted to sell ,so makes know difference to me anymore as dont collect ,however anyone considering selling anything that is mint or high grade for type ,maybe its worth considering slabbing them whether you like the idea or not.

    Buying and grading off pictures is not ideal ,especially if the photos are as bad as mine 😃 


    Did either of these 1909 "Dot" coins have the "Dot" notated on the slabbing label?

  3. 1 hour ago, alfnail said:

    The obverse of the 1860/59 coins are always seen with the same features highlighted in RED on the attachment, doubled ‘ghosted’ ribbon, and scuffs under this ribbon and QV’s chin. Apart from the date features these things confirm all these pieces were struck from a single altered 1859 die (i.e. the narrow 59 type, which is fairly rare variety in itself on an 1859).

    I believe that an average figure for the number of coins which could be struck from a new die was around 30,000, but if a die was already partially used then it would probably produce less than that figure.

    I’m just wondering whether the rarity of 1860/59’s could be partially explained by the practice of using dies from earlier years, but not altering dates. For example, I understand that the mint figures for 1848 are only around 160,000, whereas for 1849 they are stated as 268,800. Clearly, however, 1849’s are much rarer than 1848’s, so this suggests that most of the 1849 number of 268,800 actually bear the date of 1848; the mint not bothering to alter 1848 dated dies when the calendar moved to 1849.  

    1860 over 59 Obverse Highlights.jpg


    Some of the 1860/59's have the 6 broken, at the bottom, and some do not.

  4. 17 hours ago, 1949threepence said:

    I managed to get this 1856 PT penny in about NEF both sides for a best offer price of £280, which compares favourably to many of the LCA hammer prices.


    penny 1856 rev.jpg

    penny 1856 obv.jpg


    Nice coin, at a bargain price!

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  5. 12 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Michael has now finished his updates to his book on the Victoria Bronze Penny 1860 to 1901 and is ready to send it off to the printer. He would like to have a feel for the number of likely customers for the update and therefore has requested that collectors should contact him on: michael@michael-coins.co.uk to register their interest.

    The updates consists of a new addition to the obverse and reverse Section and a complete rewrite of the current Section 3, pages 33-94 inclusive.

    For owners of the current book, the updated pages will be available as a 47 double-sided pages pack, pre-drilled to fit in the existing folder and would be available for purchase at £10.00, plus "signed-for" postage for £3.50, or £2.50 for standard postage in the UK (obviously a little more for overseas customers).

    For anyone who does not already have his book but wishes to buy the complete book when ready, the total cost would be £60.00 (for the 1st edition at £50.00 plus the new updates at £10.00) with "signed-for" postage at £6.50. That book price is expected to increase in the near future to £65.00 plus £6.50 for signed for postage in the UK.

    As I said above, collectors should contact Michael to express their interest in purchasing the updates.



    I just ordered mine.

    Thanks Richard

  6. On 7/21/2020 at 11:35 AM, secret santa said:

    Michael Gouby put me in touch with a chap called Frank Hulett who's just had published a new A5-sized booklet devoted to the decimal penny 1971-2020. It's an excellent piece of work with superb illustrations and descriptions of the different varieties that he's come across. He's also discovered that the Brilliant Uncirculated specimens issued by the Royal Mint sometimes have characteristics different from the specimens issued for circulation.

    Frank is happy to supply interested collectors with a copy of his splendid book for the cost of postage.

    His email address (which he's happy for me to quote) is:


    I recommend it for collectors of decimal coins.


    I just received my copy of John's book, here in the USA. I am very pleased with the book, it is very professionally assembled with excellent color photo's.

    Great job John, thank you very much for including me in you initial release.


    All the Best, Bob Crawford.

  7. 13 minutes ago, Rob said:

    Hmm. 10% going to Myeloma - something close to his heart. (90% going to his wallet - infinitely closer :ph34r:). Could do with someone in Henley on Thames to pop round and have a word.

    The 1898 is a very common year for the US Silver Dollar. The value is between $40 and $100. The seller should be ashamed of himself with the asking price he has on the coin!