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  1. copper123

    How Much Is A Recent Rarity Worth?

    Funny enough the 1989 sovereign was a recent created rarity and has become the only really popular recent rarity wanted by coin collectors if you discount the mule 20p that is
  2. copper123

    How Much Is A Recent Rarity Worth?

    How much is a recent royal mint created rarity worth? As much as someone is prepared to pay for it i would think.
  3. copper123

    1806 Pr-64

    lovely coin but overpriced
  4. Mp again Feel the love people feel the love
  5. copper123

    Alexander Iii Penny

    Really not my speciality , was roger a common name back then in the wilds of scotland?
  6. copper123

    Ebay Freak Out!

    No freeman 530 then ? Maybe next time!
  7. Gold is very heavy yes - esp in coinage which unlike jewelry is gold mixed with other metal mostly copper
  8. A few viking hoards have been found and most have contained silver ingots so it is very probable these were their prefered method of exchange . They might have had little use for coins themselves as silver ingots would be easier to transport and take back with them - probably the ingots were made in the uk out of coins and any other valueables they might have picked up . Also silver is really heavy and the only metal close to it is lead which would be to soft to pass off as silver with any sort of ease , silver being very shiny and lead tarnishing so fast.
  9. Coin is an attractive VF at the best - i think you might have paid £15 or £20 too much but it ain't a lot really . You might just get your money back if you keep the coin for ten years or so.
  10. Yes i know there are many fake £1 coins in circulation now . I have heard large quantities go for 40p each in dodgy places round here. Pity the post office are not a bit more vigilent taking the darn things out of circulation - probably because it just loses them money i surpose
  11. I cannot think it would be ever worth faking a fifty pence coin now - even the £1 coin is hardly worth faking these days
  12. copper123

    Overdate Question 1737, 3 Over 5.

    Exactly- not all mint engravers were totally literate or paid much attention to their job , all the time , little mistakes are made - this reached dizzy hights in the reign of william III but got better slowly over time and came to a stop around Edwardian times
  13. copper123

    Pound Coin.

    First pound coin 1983 - kept as it was the first worth about £2 - your granddad would have done better putting it in a building society account - but he never knew that .
  14. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    The issue being described as a special issue would also account for the high number of coins turned into jewelry (and /or holed) and also the gilt pieces
  15. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    I think it's also due to the fact they kept on minting them (and shillings) for years, the same is probably true for 1754 copper. 1754 farthings were minted for at least a couple of years after that date - exactly like 1967 pennies
  16. The best advice to a prospective collector is buy something you like and enjoy.Does not matter what - as long as you enjoy the coins, THAT'S WHAT MATTERS Those coins will be living with you for maybe half a lifetime or even longer
  17. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    Got it now LOL
  18. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    well in 2013 they do anyway - not sure about the 1780's
  19. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    Is not "A bank passing on a new currency to its customers " called putting a new issue into circulation these days - surely a bank has no say in what happens to money it has just given out to a customer - they do with it as they wish
  20. copper123

    Question Re: 1787 Silver Issues.

    I suspect the reason was because ,even though they were produced in large numbers, they were hoarded - GB plc was in real trouble at the time france looked in real danger of either passing their revolution to the UK or later on with invasion from napoleon. The american colonies were lost so a pottentally a large source of tax income was no more. And finally the king was behaving very strangely A lot of the coins in circulation were old and very worn (how often have you seen William III silver with no clear dates). The old addage of bad money drives out good , rang true here with everyone in the country trying to get hold of these coins of good weight and high silver content and salting them away under beds etc , just in case the worst happened.
  21. copper123

    Question Re: Commemorative Crowns.

    I strongly suspect that many crowns dated 1935 and 1937 did circulate for short times . Often kept as pocket pieces these silver crowns would stop in someones pocket as a "good luck" charm. Probably till the owner maybe needed the money for train fare to work , or even food , he would reluctantly spend it (no credit cards til the mid sixties). My grandfather told me he had a gold sov till the mid 1930s as a pocket piece but it got spent on a train fare to work as he had no spare cash one day just b4 pay day.
  22. Maybe we should give farthings a new nickname "A goodie"
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  24. copper123

    Scarborough Coin 1645

    It would be nice if it were a genuine piece but the odds are stacked way against it.