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Everything posted by Coinery

  1. I don’t suppose any of these tickets leap out at anyone for provenance do they?
  2. Coinery

    Elizabeth I Maundy Coinage

    Yes, I was the underbidder, it would’ve been a very cheap coin for someone otherwise. I’d spent a bit already and equally had my eye on some other things, so couldn’t really chase it too far.
  3. How much coin would, say, Elizabeth Tudor have given out as Maundy coinage, and how much of that coinage would’ve actually been handled by, or been in direct possession of, the queen? How would the ceremony have worked/happened? Would it have been mixed denominations, or just pennies? I’ve recently learned that pennies were given out as Maundy, would there be others? Many thanks in advance!
  4. Coinery

    Elizabeth I Maundy Coinage

    Matching dies for your acorn/eglantine penny, @jelida, sold this month in the US.
  5. Ah, ok, many thanks for that…was looking on Richard’s site, too, but didn’t see that example!
  6. Just picked this 1861 penny up…is it 8/6 or just wishful thinking?
  7. Absolutely ridiculous isn’t it? What a nonsense!
  8. I love their search engine for past lots, but really struggle with their online layout for upcoming auctions. For me their online experience falls FAR short of the competition.
  9. I can’t seem to buy this book anywhere, not even here, any ideas?
  10. Anyone else having issues with the forum uploading?
  11. Coinery

    1911 penny

    It looks like such a perfect ‘bead’ relative to the condition of the donor coin that I’d personally be thinking it was an old ‘spatter’ of something unconnected with its minting…soldering, braising, weld, etc.?
  12. Thanks, Peck, appreciate you commenting…not my natural playground at all, and all the more difficult to judge from a poor image. I’m looking forward to taking an in-hand photo!
  13. Firstly, can I ask what you think the reverse grade of this coin might be (Sellers pictures, I haven’t seen it in-hand, yet)? The obverse looks a clear unc to me, but the lighting/lustre reflections (or not) on the reverse are making me wonder whether I might have to downgrade that expectation overall? You’ll likely have made thousands more predictions of grade from seller photos than I have, so I’d really appreciate your insights. Oh, and secondly, I don’t suppose anyone recognises it for a bit of provenance, perchance? The reverse, with its die-crack and ‘straight-edge’ toning at the second N of penny, through to the ship, is reasonably distinctive.
  14. Coinery

    1867 Penny F53 6+G , UNC.

    Why would they ‘detail’ a die-crack? Is that standard practice, or a crazy one off?
  15. Coinery

    1551 MM Y silver coins

    Ah, yes, I see what you mean. It’s turned into a very interesting read
  16. Coinery

    1551 MM Y silver coins

    Wouldn’t we have to take the Julian Calendar into account, which starts a new year on 25th March?
  17. Coinery

    Error Code?

    Reminds us that we’ve come a long, long, way since then…I think? 🤔
  18. Coinery

    Error Code?

    Ah, just got a fix…it looks like there’s been some updates or other? If you’ve got a tab opened that’s displaying correctly, or click on the home link or pre-dec. link on the broken page, and then re-add it to your home-screen, everything should work as normal…hopefully
  19. Coinery

    Error Code?

    This is happening on my mobile! The strangest thing is if I use one of my old pre-dec. opened tabs and refresh it, it refreshes as normal, whereas clicking on my shortcut I get this:
  20. Interestingly there’s an image on the other thread that makes me see a three for the first time, and a clear rear serif of a four! Here’s a proposal…what about an original three, with a four inserted the following year, BUT it broke up during the insertion (bits in the red circle), making the die irreparable/useless until the next useable digit came along to cover up the mess, which could only be an eight or a nine?
  21. Yes, that’s the diagonal I was referring to. You know what, that vertical line is far too straight in your example to be anything connected with the ‘curved’ numbers. Has anyone ever considered it might be a four, and that the remaining bottom loop and part serif is nothing other than a poor repair of the eight with an old, possibly broken punch? I’m sure you’ve all been over it a million times already. I guess it’s going to sit on the unidentified variety pile for some considerable time, maybe even forever?
  22. So what do they do, then, with the old digit ‘hole’ left on the old die, before striking in a new digit? With hammered coins the old digit is just crudely overlaid as best as is able. Now, the reason I ask is because, according to the lighting, I see digits at three distinct depths, the 8 at the intermediate (middle) depth, a higher (deeper on the die) bottom section of a three (but having the wrong serif when briefly looking at other 1853s), and lower (shallow on the die) diagonal stroke, extending out of the eight, not correlating with very much, except maybe a seven? Was there ever a satisfactory outcome to this overdate or has it remained a mystery?
  23. Yes, a different reverse die, mine’s the only reverse die of its kind I’ve found so far, with that double ring of pellets around the left half of the coin. By stable mate, I meant that the two coins were sold together in the same lot at the Wilkinson sale. I wasn’t paying attention, I thought both the tickets you supplied with the coin were yours. It wasn’t until this morning I realised one of them was W.W’s ticket
  24. Firstly, thank you Rob, I’m absolutely delighted with this little rarity. Secondly, I can only find images/reference to 2 other examples at this time, all 3 from the same obverse die, but three separate reverses. One being the ex Comber coin, and the other belonging to another member on here. Now of interest are the little row of extra pellets running through the 10 o’clock to 1 o’clock obverse legend, which look purposeful, rather than being the remnants/ghost of a previous die on old die bar? Also, of further interest and supporting this idea, is that the reverse of my new addition has the exact same phenomenon, running from 6 o’clock through to 12 o’clock, midway through the legend…so, does anyone have any idea why? I feel (of course I do) that my example is the nicer coin, being on a solid, good metal flan, even though the bust is weaker. I’d really struggle to choose between the ex Comber coin and mine on account of the crustaceans and porosity, I always struggle with these. So, as you can tell, pretty happy!