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  1. Generic Lad

    Did It Follow The Same Formula In The Sixties

    Ironically I just found (and sold) a 1951 penny a week or two ago. It was in very nice shape but had some corrosion on the obverse Still sold a for a whole lot more than the 6 cents I paid for it
  2. Generic Lad

    Recent aquisitions

    For melt?!? Sounds like a bargain! Hopefully so! Now I just have to figure out how to sell it to I can buy stuff that I actually collect! Going to go back to the shop tomorrow and see if there's anymore!
  3. Generic Lad

    Recent aquisitions

    Bought a couple of pattern coins from the Virgin Islands for melt! Can't find any info about them though. Pics of one (the other is nearly idential) here: http://imgur.com/a/TfRI0
  4. Might keep an eye out for this variety if you're browsing bullion: http://www.coinweek.com/featured-news/pair-royal-mint-mules-spurs-speculation/ Should be a pretty easy error to spot, look for denticles on the obverse for the Lunar Horse and no denticles on the obverse for the Britannia.
  5. Generic Lad

    Paypal Ffs

    The thing is I've already bought the coin. It was in an auction at a Spanish auction house and I now owe them the money.I am in the UK. I don't understand why a company based in Luxembourg is making a fuss even if it is US policy to think Cuba doesn't exist.Wikileaks is based in Sweden and the US GOVT has blocked any transactions to them those include Visa and paypal etc, the American Government really do think they own this Planet, sorry to our american friends on the forum, but it really Cheeseburger me off the way they think they run this planet of ours Its ok, I'm ashamed of "my" government. But, I didn't elect them
  6. I love circulation finds, they're fairly plentiful here in the US (all things considered). Found everything from silver dollars from the 1880s, tokens from the US civil war, tons of silver half dollars. Circulation finds pretty much fund my collection.
  7. Generic Lad


    I keep a bank card on me for emergencies only, anything planned is done via check or cash. I don't really trust electronic payments, its too easy for them to malfunction and far too easy for them to leak your information as evidenced by the Target leak which compromised about a quarter of the US population's bank card numbers and personal information. Call me old fashioned if you want, but as a computer guy, I prefer having a paper check.
  8. Generic Lad

    Global Warming

    The cold is making me wonder why I stayed in the midwest to go to university, I should have chosen Hawaii or Florida! I think I've used more gas letting my car warm up the past week than I have actually driving it!
  9. And to think I'm happy whenever I can find a silver coin from 1964 in my change! Can't imagine what it would be like to find a coin older than my country in change!
  10. Generic Lad


    Wikipedia has been pretty accurate for me, its pretty much my primary site whenever I'm searching for something unfamiliar. As for selling domain names, they're more or less useless, especially with the explosion of TLDs. I don't know why anyone would pay lots of money for some of these. Some of the 2 or 3 letter names might be useful, but a lot of the others just reek of bad marketing. If you want numismatics as your domain name, there's no need to pay $$$$$ for numismatics.com when you might be able to get numismatics.net or .org or .us or .co.uk or any number of different TLDs that are really no harder to remember than a .com address.
  11. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/GREAT-BRITAIN-Queen-Elizabeth-II-TOKEN-HIGH-GRADE-zl153-/400579471515?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item5d4465a89b Is the queen now a palm tree?
  12. I can't get the thumbnail to enlarge, so I can't say for certain. If it is, the 'gothic' date will read mdccclii. Nor me Nor me either
  13. Generic Lad

    Enameled Coins

    Maybe the buyer though they were getting an American 1804 dollar
  14. Generic Lad

    Reputable ?

    Low grade it looks like, but it certainly looks like it has stuff in my budget I like high grade stuff as much as the next collector, but until I graduate and get a "real" job spending $250 on a coin is quite a large purchase! And spending a few bucks here and there for some misshapen medieval silver pieces is quite doable!
  15. Generic Lad

    Antiques Roadshow

    That brightened my day!
  16. Interesting, I think plastic might be a decent substitute for paper. But could we please reverse the trend of making money ugly? Since the 1930s there seems to be a steady downwards trend in the artistic quality of banknotes, for example here in the US in my (short!) lifetime, the $100 bill went from: Now they look like: And in a couple of months the artistic quality will decline further and we'll be forced to use this abomination: http://img.indyposted.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/New-100-Bill-Front-and-Back.jpg Every bill from $5 and up has gotten the ugly treatment ...although I do try to request the older bills at the bank
  17. Generic Lad

    £20 Silver Coin For £20

    So. Unfair. Actually, Canada started a very similar thing a couple of years ago http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/20-for-20-fine-silver-coin-iceberg-and-whale-2013-prod1690016#.UioBh38a-Fg Although the Canadian coin is about half the size But... I want one. And can't get one Hopefully I'll be able to pick one up cheap on the 'Bay
  18. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/ENGLAND-1920-Pure-Copper-au-condition-HUCE-MEGA-RARE-COIN-/251330873403?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item3a847cc83b I think someone needs some practice grading...
  19. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1862-Half-Penny-Great-Britain-C-Left-Of-Lighhouse-Variety-World-Night-/231030461462?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item35ca7d1416 I think some very wishful thinking!
  20. While ngc and pcgs might make a mistake id'ing a british coin, they would not do the same with a silver dollar! Lol! The funny thing is, it doesn't really much matter! No matter if it was a business or proof strike I'm sure the vast, vast majority of collectors and dealers will take PCGS's word for it. That's what makes fake slabs so dangerous... Once its in plastic, common sense goes bye bye.
  21. 2011 red book has an 1881 proof Morgan as being $3,150 with a mintage of 984. I don't know why its so much higher than most of the other years, I mean in the same book 1904 has a mintage of 650 but is worth $3,100. I don't have the budget to collect Morgan proofs so I couldn't tell you whether that estimate is close or far off in today's market. I do see though that NGC has a similar price estimate on it http://www.ngccoin.com/poplookup/us-coin-price-trends.aspx?c=17316&g=63
  22. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1961-Great-Britain-Coin-3D-3-Pennies-/121158606444?pt=US_World_Coins&hash=item1c359d9e6c The Queen looks a bit seasick.
  23. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    For what it's worth, NGC has images of the coin on its website so you can check that everything is in order. http://www.ngccoin.com/certlookup/CertResults.aspx?CertNumber=3260636-001 Its kind of hard to tell because the photographs are very different. However, I notice that there is a rim ding that looks to appear on both the eBay and the NGC images by the colon between G and F.
  24. Generic Lad

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/British-1-3rd-Farting-1878-Unc-Good-Lustre-/370876067579?pt=UK_Coins_BritishMilled_RL&hash=item5659efaefb I'll just leave this here...
  25. Generic Lad

    Where To Sell Old Coins

    American coins are quite collectible, and certain date/mintmark varieties are worth quite a bit even in terrible condition. Depending on the type, there are also micro-varieties (Large cents and Morgan dollars are the two with the most micro-variety collectors) and certain issues are extremely grade dependent with a BU example going for $700+ but a worn example of the exact same date/mintmark selling for melt (Barber coins and Standing Liberty Quarters). Post some dates/mintmarks and pictures and we can help you.