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Everything posted by Coinery

  1. 100% agree…verification of the written AND spoken word a must at all times! Do you already have an example earmarked? Looks like it’ll cost you a ‘pretty penny’ to acquire one when/if you do!
  2. Ahh, I see…I was responding to the ‘alternatively DNW 68 lot 320…will do for comparison!’ I assumed from that that you didn’t have the info. Good luck with the project
  3. In answer to your first question, here’s the DNW lot!
  4. Yes, but, as has already been said, I think a determined and unlimited-funds buyer can draw a few up the ladder with him/her. I know that I went a few bids beyond my own good reasoning, and I wasn’t overly desperate (I have a 1567), or can say that I had the money to spend. I believe it can definitely drive the prices up if someone decides they want an amazing Elizabethan collection, and sets out to buy all the nice pieces for a year or two, until perhaps they get bored?
  5. I cannot fathom why a counterfeit should be so desirable? It has a little bit of kudos from being in W. Wilkinson’s collection, but not £550 quid’s worth of kudos? I’m stunned! The nice Elizabeth coins are absolutely flying at the moment…no rhyme nor reason to it, simply crazy! Maybe it only takes just one person with unlimited funds to suddenly get excited about Tudor coins for a couple of years, buying all the nice bits…this could potentially skew the market for years to come? I can’t think of any other explanation for such a significant spike in prices?
  6. Elizabeth keeps blowing me away! Noonans today: £540 for the 1567, and around £550 for the contemporary counterfeit!
  7. A lovely coin, but you could never expect FDC with hairlines, surely?
  8. Coinery

    Using acetone to clean coins

    Local supermarkets still supply it behind their pharmacy counters for around £2…no brainer over getting it posted! 😊
  9. Coinery

    Using acetone to clean coins

    You’re not using the brands with added moisturisers for cleaning nails are you?
  10. Coinery

    Using acetone to clean coins

    I really don’t think submersion is necessary. On anything but proof coins, a gentle ‘mop’ over the surface with a saturated Q-tip will do! Sacrilege I know, but it works, and even on the finest fields, reflected under natural AND artificial light, you’ll perceive no difference…dig out your 1967 pennies and see for yourself. The one thing I would say, however, and I shared it on here a long time ago…never re-dip your bud into the acetone, otherwise, by the end of the bottle, you’ll be layering more junk onto the coin than you’re taking off!
  11. That’s a pretty stand-out date alignment…is it possible, like with hammered, to find a better example? I realise die-cracks are one way, of course, but are the ‘modern’ series too plentiful of dies for numeral displacements to work?
  12. Coinery

    Gary Lineker (moved)

    I think most people naturally assume it to be a personal opinion when shared across one’s own personal social media account? I personally, never for a second, believed Gary’s Twitter feed represented the views of the BBC! And re the final point in your sentence, isn’t this what our political leaders do all the time?
  13. The first one is a pewter replica of an Elizabeth I threepence, worth around £1 unfortunately.
  14. Coinery

    Too Good to be True (eBay)?

    I can’t speak for this particular coin, but I did something very similar just recently when listing an Elizabeth Lis penny on eBay. I couldn’t decide which way to bat with it (buy it now with best offer, or auction) and ended up going with auction, thinking it would find its price! It sat at .99p for a week, with people watching and then leaving…I guess thinking that it wasn’t genuine, I don’t know? Anyway, point is, it sold for £82 and, when it did, I had three emails offering me more, with one person saying £200, which is more or less what I thought I’d get for it. Really difficult to know what to do when using psychology to sell on eBay…sometimes it works to good effect, on other occasions it bombs! I’m not calling this coin at all, but sometimes the genuine articles do turn up with a .99p start! Maybe not this one, though????
  15. Coinery

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Whoever they are, Rodney, they’ll be millionaires in next to no time with an inventory like that!
  16. Coinery

    Gary Lineker (moved)

    I hear what you say, Nick, except it’s so obvious to everyone that the bbc is conditioned right to its very core, and something that, like everything else, will never ever be cured/solved. I live with it, but occasionally take exception to things like this! There could come a day when David Attenborough’s take on climate change may not suit ‘impartiality,’ and perhaps that time will bring an end to our viewing of those bygone days?
  17. Coinery

    Gary Lineker (moved)

    Doesn’t impartially then become a towed line that no longer represent free speech? Of course if you’re a BBC children’s presenter you might reasonably be expected not to talk of child molestation, whereas a BBC news presenter could. This very much smells of ‘do as you’re told’ within the role, which then suggests as a children’s presenter you might live in fear of being quoted as admitting you enjoy having sex with your wife?
  18. Coinery

    How long to tone? Tips?

    Just ordered 100g of sulphur flowers, so we’ll see? In the meantime does anyone have any ‘before and after’ examples of silver treated in this way?
  19. Coinery

    How long to tone? Tips?

    Fantastic! Many thanks for this…a definite correlation with heat, then! Perfect!
  20. Coinery

    How long to tone? Tips?

    Wow, temperature, that’s interesting. I always had it in my mind a damper atmosphere would work better…I guess that’s from thinking of other metals oxidising more in those conditions? Really appreciate your comments, very interesting! 👍
  21. Coinery

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Wow, two proper Lis pennies, that’s some collection you have there! Sadly no date, that would’ve been phenomenal. The region of the date is unfortunately too poor (I’ve only the pictures my wife has sent me from the mother-in-law’s at the moment), but I managed to die-match it to this one.
  22. Coinery

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    Not my worst deal on eBay by far! I managed to match the obverse die to another better example, though, to be fair, the reverse is pretty obvious anyway! One of a pair of coins for £25 Not a keeper, of course, but should offset something else in the wallet I hope?
  23. I believe this to be nothing more than a small gouge. The flan stress marks, which still exist beneath it, reassure me there’d be no rationale for using a file in that particular location. Just a personal opinion, though I personally find your earlier picture a better one for looking at this issue.
  24. Coinery

    Peck Marked?

    Can someone explain to me what Peck Marked means in the context of this coin? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325519516938?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=ypzAYDyQRze&sssrc=2349624&ssuid=qduwzHkQTWC&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY