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  1. Hi can anyone please tell me what the differences are between a normal 1922 Penny reverse, and the ones with 1927 reverses?
  2. Hi I was just wondering if anyone knows much about Victorian Penny’s. I have just bought this coin and I assume it is the normal 1879 large date ref. Spink 3954 as apposed to the incuse one which is not as rare? If anyone could help I would be very great full.
  3. If anyone hasn't read or seen this before it makes an interesting but scary read: http://coins.about.com/od/worldcoins/ig/Chinese-Counterfeiting-Ring/ Buyer beware!
  4. Hi all, Has anyone spoken or corresponded with Robert lately? I noticed his site was last updated in 2010. Is he still offering his coin authentication service? Anyway, if you know him & he's still in business could you please send me his contact details as a friend would like to contact him regarding getting a coin authenticated. He has tried emailing but hasn't received a response. I hope he's okay? Many thanks, Hus
  5. Hussulo

    Robert Matthews Coin Authentication

    I'm glad he's well. Thank you Peter.
  6. Sulphur tones copper coins. I wouldn't try this with an expensive coin but if you buy some yellow sulphur mix it with water put it in the bottom of a small plastic container then add a few layers of soft paper (tissue) and pop your coin in the container. Put the lid on and then store it somewhere warm like the central heating cupboard. Keep checking on the coin every couple of days. You might have to flip it over for even toning but after a couple of weeks or less it should start to look a lot better.
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    Verdigris in shillings

    Devinetly get any other coins you have out of those coin sleeves. As Rob says it looks like it is made out of PVC which reacts with coins and damages them over time. If you are lucky and get to them quick enough the acetone might help. You can buy acetone on ebay. I always make sure i have a bottle handy. Try and get 100% acetone. I've tried verdicare as well but it didnt really work for me. Maybe the coin I used it on was too far gone.
  8. Hussulo

    Error coins

    Are you interested in error coins? What are your thoughts regarding the current values for British error coins? Scott Wren has written a really nice article on the subject viewed from the prospective of a collector from Australia which has just been published in the UK edition of Coin News. If you do not get this magazine, I have been given the permission to publish the article on my website and it can be read on this page: error coins article I would be interested in hearing your thoughts on the subject.
  9. Hussulo

    Error coins

    Some very nice errors there Danz! I hate it when sellers don't pack coins well. Shame about that one getting lost.
  10. Hussulo

    Error coins

    Thanks guys. Thanks for the link Nordle. Errors are much bigger business in the US but they are gaining traction in the UK. I recognise a few editors from that site, I have bought coins from Fred Weinberg before, hes a very knowledgeable guy on the subject.
  11. Hussulo

    Error coins

    Thanks guys. Hi Peter, I have been dipping in and out of the forum and reading posts but have been busy with work and family matters so not very active lately. But once the coin bug has got you its hard to shake off
  12. Hussulo

    Pain in the a**e Indian gentleman(?)

    clocks, locks Clocks and locks? golden horse cart worth 100,00,00,000/- pounds. I'm kind of confused with the zeros in this valuation but I do wonder what a golden horse cart looks like.
  13. A romantic idea. The word severe comes from the Latin 'severus' which means strict or stern and pre-dates the Emperor's name. Makes sense. Oh well it did sound like a nice tale. Thanks Clive
  14. Most likely not lost by a Roman. The Romans were known to have paid coin and given gifts to leaders across the border to form a pseudo-alliance or to make peace. Thats exactly what Treasure Trove said to my friend Clive. It was found not too far away from a Bronze age settlement. He was told to keep the locaton secret as they are going to have a dig around where he founf it. Apparently these where also ussually accompanied by a strainer as the wine in the Roman days had a lot of bits floating about in it. Another interesting fact he told me was that the emperor severus put an end to all the gift giving and that is where our current word severe comes from!
  15. Very nice looking site Chris. Clean and uncluttered. "MacKenzie Crook is a keen amateur metal detectorist" I didn't know that. Coo. I've been out a few times this year and I've yet to find a big find but my friend, who I sometimes go out detecting with found the Roman wine dipper on this page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-27941100
  16. Not sure but looking at the reverse edge at 3 o'clock it looks like it might be plated.
  17. Very cool double clipped planchet error. It is worth more then 50p and a keeper! For more read this: http://www.coinsgb.com/Error_Coins/Clipped_Planchet.html P.S. I would expect it to fetch between £20-£30 or maybe slightly more on ebay.
  18. It would have been caused by a slightly clogged die with perhaps grease. Then when the coin was struck it the detail for the 1 in the date would not be as sharp. I agree with Peter, it's neat but won't add any valuw to it. If you are interested in error coins take a look at this page for some pictures and explanations on major error types: http://www.coinsgb.com/Error_Coins/Error_coins.html
  19. I agree coming up to Christmas is probably not the best time to sell. Having said that the biggger buyers ussually have the spare cash all year round anway.
  20. Some good deals had. Some of the items went for less then I was hoping but I'm quite happy to have pretty much cleared my stock. Now I have to get all my books up to date before I submit them to the accountant (the boring part). I also stand corected, the slabbed Hong Kong 5 cents went to a buyer in London. Looking through some drawers I have also just found a 1951 Penny if anyones looking for one? I paid £45 for it sometime back but happy to let it go for £40 and I'll throw in recorded delivery to the UK. I would grade it UNC but toned (a nice originbal toning with no distracting spots). Happy to supply a picture if anyone wants.
  21. Here is the link to my ebay auctions: http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/prestigenumismatics/m.html come and grab a bargain. Lots include: Japan 1832 -1858 2 Shu gold coin Roman Denarius 1816 George III Shilling. NGC MS 62 coin Sasanian Kingdom Khusro II AR drachm 1891 Victoria, Hong Kong 5 cents. PCGS MS61 rainbow toning. AMAZING! Canada 1905 NGC MS63 and 1902 small H, 5 cents, ANACS MS62 THRACE CHERRONESOS AR HEMIDRACHM Circa 400-350 BC Medals Shipwrecked gold and copper Peidforts Etc...
  22. Ebay has been (in my opinion) pretty poor of late, so don't hold your breath Huss, its a buyers market right now, not a sellers Very true azda but I'm shutting down the coin dealership business (Prestige Numismatics Ltd). I'm just to busy in my new job to give it the attention it need so I need to sell all my stock before the end of my financial tax year which is January.Any interesting pennies, Hus? You can pm me. I'm afraid not. Everything I do have left is listed on ebay. I'm not saying I'm out of buying and selling coins all together but I won't be doing it as a ltd company as by the time you pay for accountants each year its hard to turn over much of a profit each year on my budget and timeframe. I'm just going to stick to developing CoinsGB and perhaps tinkering with other websites when I find time. Although I will still maintain my interest in coins and will be around the forums as well.
  23. Ebay has been (in my opinion) pretty poor of late, so don't hold your breath Huss, its a buyers market right now, not a sellers Very true azda but I'm shutting down the coin dealership business (Prestige Numismatics Ltd). I'm just to busy in my new job to give it the attention it need so I need to sell all my stock before the end of my financial tax year which is January.