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  1. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    Last time I looked Scotland were in the UK. I know the Scots would rather it were different, but there you are.
  2. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    By the way If you really want loads of forged pound coins just get in touch with me i could sell you 40 a week . i would charge £1 each , i suspect 5% of all pound coins are fake these days
  3. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    By the way If you really want loads of forged pound coins just get in touch with me i could sell you 40 a week . i would charge £1 each , i suspect 5% of all pound coins are fake these days
  4. copper123

    On the subject of forgeries...

    The funny thing is that people actually think that scottish / northern irish notes are legal tender in the uk. Legally you are not bound to accept them just because they say "pounds sterling" on them. Only uk notes are legal tender in the england and wales and if you get someone to accept your "foreign" notes they are actually doing you a favor. Personally I don't like them at all but will accept up to £100 in these notes . The reason? pure and simple , I don't handle them that often and cannot spot a forgery that easy
  5. WOOOW nice coin - would tend to agree with the other posters but 1699 date in Ex is quite hard to find - I would say even with the weak strike you have a £50 coin there
  6. Also does george look just a little too small ? My opinion only ! A bit like a dwarf on a horse really
  7. i like this - BUT the head of George just looks wrong there is no face there and it just looks bad - i am sure it could have been a lot better
  8. A bit of reserch on the net brings up the name fridericus goodwinus. He now insists that it was not from the roman central bank but indeed part of his pension pot fron julius caeser that he just forgot about
  9. Probably an early example of quantitive easing from the roman period - obviously a roman bank manager buried a few stashes from the central bank of rome and forgot where this one was.
  10. The horse stole your shirt? Surely there was someone inbetween - like a Bookmaker - I would presume
  11. Watch out Mongo gets ANGRY when he sees coins nicer than he owns - and you will not like mongo when he is angry
  12. oh by the way you are now on the london mint co. s "sucker list" Expect a pile of worthless rubbish to end up behind your door very shortly, and hours of fun staving off lawyers who want to bankrupt you if you dont pay like a good boy.
  13. This coin is certainly not the worlds most common coin if you look at the mintages of USA cents in the last 20 years you might think it is comparatively rare! unfortunately it has as much investment appeal as a common usa cent
  14. Back from all the sillyness (that I started!) sorry, and on to the original post. The value of money in williams time and what it bought would not really equate very well to translating a wage back then to what a wage buys now. Remember lots of clothes and everyday items , soap, food, water (clean in mean!)would have been luxury products and well beyond most peoples wages . Weak beer was what most people used to stave off thirst a visit from a doctor would have been very expensive (and that is even if you don't mind leaches.) Mass production and the chemical industry and science advances since this time have changed our values and the way we value money or goods on an unprecidented scale. Remember the silks from china that would cost a king's ransom back then and even the craze for delft wear (these china pieces are probably worth little more than 300 years ago) even taking inflation into account, which is very important
  15. If you are really broke you could always visit baldrick from time team , down at the docks!
  16. To be honest the coin itself does not look very impressive , in fact it looks like something that should be consigned to the melting pot , would love to see the other side of the coin though
  17. NEF- VF- NEF-G.FINE in my opinion -
  18. copper123

    Rarest Circulation Coin?

    I just surpose I am Lucky enough that my job involves lots of money handling and working in a big city. (not london , thank god LOL)
  19. copper123

    One for the boys

    ***'s out for the lads LOL That left breasty dumpling and right breasty dumpling look a bit like pec's but this is obviously a woman as the hips give it away
  20. copper123

    Early Milled

    Fair only but you could push the reverse to a near fine
  21. Prob worth £3- £6 quite nice to get it as a gift
  22. copper123


    Maybe the afore mentioned dealer does not actually clean coins he just buying in cheap cleaned coins and sells them as "full lustre" etc. Even a dealer must have standards
  23. copper123

    When is a coin not a coin?

    there is one very simple answer to the question above. WHEN IT DOES NOT CIRCULATE
  24. copper123

    Rarest Circulation Coin?

    I to think there is nil investment potential in the undated 20p coins , the most i got for one was £70 which i took and reinvested via paypal in decent collectable coins. I am happy to keep one of the kew gardens 50p coins though - it is really atractive and they will soon have all disappeared from circulation leaving few hanging about 210,000 mintage is really low for any modern coin . If that london mint office had given the same publicity to the general public about the scarcity of these 50p coins the would it be worth £50 each now ????
  25. copper123

    Rarest Circulation Coin?

    Welcome Copper123 You are very lucky to find those coins in change. I have been looking for years,even the village PO checked for me. The mint messed up on the mintage for Kew garden 50p's which has now been corrected.The damage was done and now Ebay prices are still too high.Well done on shifting the 20p's they will be worth £20 for the next 60 years (like 50,51 pennies....hyped)