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Everything posted by pies

  1. Thats very ornate for a plain trident
  2. If you start collecting copper/ bronze which you have you need this book http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Bronze-Coinage-Great-Britain/dp/1902040783/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358960148&sr=8-3
  3. So what was so specvial about this coin to drive the price up http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1881-penny-/121052766486?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ZdG4qlEy4WfHlbourDj0ur%252FEsj0%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
  4. Im still getting to grips with freeman, to me it loses itself at around 1880 and recovers in 1882 Well thats my excuse and Im sticking to it Hope she gets good money for her coins most ive seen have made good money
  5. High all its time i sorted my coins out a bit better,so does anybody know a good place to buy, or does can anybody recommend a type of wooden cabinet cheers
  6. Wish you lot would stop looking at "my" coins
  7. http://www.bluesheet.com.au/Australia/Commonwealth%20Coinage/One%20Penny/
  8. keep the copper away from heat!!!!!!!! ?we use it at work and the steam pipes turn black within a month. look at the copper You buy from b and q still shiny. ?so my advice iis to keep in cool dry conditions
  9. I keep my cheapos in lighthouse coin capsules
  10. You're not the first, and you won't be the last, to feel the pain of correctly cataloguing pennies Is my grade correct,as not only am i struggling to id them i struggle to grade them
  11. lol this is going to be along job
  12. TBH i was more concerned with the reverse that i didnt give the obverse a proper look,looks like an 8 to me now.Ta so its a 78
  13. I need a loupe to even see the date on G-V farthings! I need a loupe to see any date on any coin. They have dates
  14. That's the one! Dies 8 + H Thumb barely extends beyond StA X Sea extends to but does not cross LC Narrow spaced date I'm learning! I need better eyes
  15. dont look like verdigris to me looks more like a plastic reaction
  16. Hi all got this coin relatively cheap and as you can see the toning is horrid. Im tempted to dip it and let it retone evenly is this a good idea or just plain stupid
  17. Hi all just wondering what sort of value do you associate with provenance on a coin ie previous tickets or bills of sale Seems to me alot of value is placed on these and to me it seems a bit high
  18. Hi all just bought myself a 1863 penny its got a very very good strike.Now how can i tell weather its just a unc or a bronze proof? I'll post a piccy when i get home ,but what i can tell you is its very very dark colour but i assume the normal coins turn this colour is the weight different? confused and ive just bought a few nice looking pennies so sorry but expect more stupid questions
  19. I think his photos have been altered to show greater detail,im guessing he is struggling to take a decent pic
  20. pies

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1895-Vicoria-One-Penny-Uncirculated-/281003594064?pt=UK_Coins_BritishMilled_RL&hash=item416d1e9150 :D :D :D :D :blink: :blink:
  21. Do you want the shallow ear variety or the more common one. 1915 is not a hard year to find, there's plenty of high grade examples out there. How about this one Missed out by 50p You need to learn to snipe
  22. http://www.cambridgecoins.co.uk/shop/acatalog/Milled_-_Penny.html
  23. pies

    taking photos

    Just found out my old SLR camera has a macro lens . So ive bought a new digital body which will arrive next week. So whats the best set up for taking coin photos, its not an area ive had much practice in so any help will be welcome