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Everything posted by copper123

  1. They should invent a term for that in numismatics. I would surgest "Cleaned at one time by some stupid bastard , now retoning but still mingin'."
  2. The telletubbies might have a new recruit on that photo . What happened to the watch your weight lecture after he caught covid. There again who am I to talk lol . That picture above is wrong anywhere where is the £2000 a roll wallpaper?
  3. copper123

    Proof Set Boxes

    The leather case was obviously the one to buy . Cardboard for the plebs , hey wait 75p each , I will have four , darn they are sold out.......
  4. Ah a bit more like some of the terms that entered numismatics years ago like "Edgy" which might mean light damage ie edge knocks on a coin , that is certainly more used than many .
  5. "wiped I consider a meaningless or even pointless term , why say it ?
  6. With nazis in it? We have ways of making you laugh.............
  7. I note that the 1845 large date farthing never sold - maybe £500- £700 was like I thought a very optimistic price esp with those heavy fees as well
  8. I hardly think anyone even remembers this film . Mel brooks is the one for making us laugh at nazis in film it can be a sore subject.........
  9. Yes the 1841 halfpennies have been a drag on the market for a few years now , there are less halfpenny collectors than farthing collectors but there again the farthings would have soon disappeared into nice collections because many collectors were putting up with substandard pieces I was lucky enough to buy a GEF 1834 the rare peck variety a few years ago for a song - it remains my best William farthing . Its a pity a few pennies were not included in the hoard they would have been highly sort after. I always thought victorian india had its own coins strange to find some GB issue
  10. "Not a lot of people know that " micheal caine
  11. copper123

    Ebay fees???!!?!?!

    Should be more like 25% -30%
  12. copper123

    Gardening advice required

    I think you might find that would work , depends how fast they are and according to "Alice in wonderland" they are pretty slow , in fact usually asleep
  13. William IV farthings in the absolute top grades are really well sort after , most fetch over £100 there does seem to be a lot of them around but most are in good fine or less , with a few nicer ones in GVF and lower. The smallest bit of wear on Williams bonce loses the coin a lot of value. High grade examples tend to just stay for ever in good collections or be sold by the london auction houses . Ebay is pretty useless for high grade William farthings as well , you have to wade through piles and piles of rubbish to find anything decent
  14. copper123

    Gardening advice required

    they are nice in aspic I here
  15. copper123

    Gardening advice required

    Or kill them illegally
  16. Great prices william pennies are really rare above good fine or so
  17. copper123

    Gardening advice required

    U mean on the wife ? LOL
  18. "Got a little prick from me " LOL
  19. copper123

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    You do have a love for the history "The coins I am most interested in would be from the Roman period and up to the Victorian era. I would like buy and sell online as a hobby and would like to know the best way to get started on a budget? I want to collect the above coins not for their monetary value but for the social history they represent." Thats a great way to start but remember there are less than 15% of the dealers around now compared to 40 years ago when everyone was at it . The reasons? Many and various but mainly due to profit margins and the amount of time coins remain in collections . Its a pity coin monthly folded as well I remember looking in the back and there would be fifteen coin fairs in various parts of the country and everyone would be within twenty miles or so of a fair say five times a year. Now we are left with the midland fair the wakefield fair and a few in London.
  20. Interesting to see the 1845 large date farthing lightly cleaned with an estimate of £500 -£700 I have a similar if not nicer coin in about ef with no cleaning , I always thought it was worth £350 -£400 seems I might have been wrong
  21. Matt explains to the press "It's bigger than you think"
  22. I missed this newspaper headline - I surpose he had the affair to prove everyone wrong......
  23. copper123

    1858/3 Penny

    I would like to point out that as well as large and small dates on pennies towards the end of the copper series , they also exist on half pennies and farthings . The penny itself is a much more complicated series than the halfpenny or farthing with 1858 being the most complex
  24. copper123

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    You might and I say just might find coins to sell on local car bootsales (Good luck finding anything decent) or a better way might be local antique and collectors fairs and even summer markets if antiques change hands . Fully agree that books should be your first choice for any spare cash
  25. copper123

    Help And Advice For A Beginner

    As far as coin dealing goes I would surgest don't bother , its nice someone young has an interest but I would strongly surgest its not a good way or an easy way to make a living you will need a lot of luck and working for someone else might be a better idea