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copper123

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  1. 9 hours ago, secret santa said:

    Yes, I'm conscious that I'm telling the manufacturers of these coins where they need to improve although that assumes that they're trying to produce absolute copies, which I'm not sure is true. 

    They are more interested in something that sells well as it produces a nice profit for them - they are not interested what happens to the coins , if they are passed on as genuine etc

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  2. By the way some of the coins mostly the gold and the  bronze penny , halfpenny and farthing are in such good grade they are really stunning they must have been bought by a really serious collector.

    It must have been a wrench to sell them


  3. 14 hours ago, Rob said:

    I doubt they would use a genuine name because it might confer 'official' status in the eyes of the public, consequently raising hackles at the mint/BoE leading to them having to publicly disown them as per Moore's Models

    Frank may gave up the job in 1893 so its pretty certain that box does not belong with the 1902 set as their is 15 years difference in date , its more certain that this box had a 1887 0r 1893 set inside IMHO.

    By the way I would imagine that box and set of rare coins would fetch £700 or so in that grade  (Around £20 to £25 a coin) am I guessing right ?

    It certainly is not one for a collector on a budget I bet the reverend rogers would have loved it


  4. The box has p. may as the cashier so it should be easy to go back through the old B.O.E. cashiers and  work out if its in the 1911 period 

    Simples really


  5. 9 hours ago, PWA 1967 said:

    Coin fairs are without doubt the best and forming your own opinion seeing the coin in hand. ,then if you take the coin home and not happy you can only blame yourself 😀.

     

    The one exception can be that rare variety you find after years of looking and just buy on impulse - you tend to only look carefully when you get home...

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  6. 20 hours ago, secret santa said:

    I reported this listing to Ebay today - it's an obvious replica:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/325985059920?hash=item4be6394450:g:EHcAAOSwp91ltkcq&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAA0AaRk5xddPBH27qigZUEyIop%2F5aKdToWXukNQwqQ0lLkgbH4OTBEYJHeXHERTqxPpmlcWUb%2F%2FcuOe1KATXNU5H5CNFBMrLHzryB8hUk8QaYAvhSiKKJmdWdlrIXa3ec5ihlO3Te3EquK8ZkkZmpKq4npCftNxc6s01sSHuHKqGBqPgAc5JTy4vVwkAogn0yNRGL6mvklppjN%2Firp0GOnn%2F%2B4KTwzFe3B4KbGSXVm9jghyuzQ5lZYnK4%2Fe9%2F5%2B8L1JigBasGKsM%2B1EZPrrgHh0jg%3D|tkp%3ABk9SR6SBpJWqYw

    And here's their reply:

    What happened:
    We looked into your report and didn’t find the listing to be in violation of our policy. This determination was made using automation or artificial intelligence.

    So that's alright then.

    Or artificial non intelligence


  7. 21 hours ago, Peckris 2 said:

    Yes, somewhere I have a couple of those. Very nice and probably my only toy coins. (I think the engraver - SGO - has the surname Onions??)

    It's the future Edward VII in case you were wondering...

    from the look of his age it dates to 1845 or so

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  8. Just to start this thread off again heres a little lovely that I picked up at the last York fair (Friday)

    Have never seen one like this -its the smallest size and has a grained edge , hopefully someone might know a bit about it , its in lovely grade and I jumped at it for £12 , total bargain in this grade I am sure.

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  9. On 12/20/2023 at 5:34 PM, DrLarry said:

    thank you 

    for helping him out The issue seemed to be that the Grading company had limited capacity to work out a tooth from a bead .  But once the gospel is set in plastic iti s hard to speak other than their  written word...  the worst one I had was a beautiful 1837 penny which was slabbed in fact a half penny.....  you just can't get the staff....

     

    Merry Christmas all  

    Great excuse to break it out and let it free , pretty sure a penny is worth much more than a halfpenny anyway

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