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  1. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Uncirculated-1887-Great-Britain-Shilling-Silver-Foreign-Coin/362530682379? Sold a while back, but what's going on here ? It's not even a good example, look at all the rim damage on the reverse.
  2. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    This coin is almost certainly genuine. I have a few of this issue and they pretty much always look like this, although you occasionally see them with a nice gold tone. Eastern Polish/Belorussian soil is very acidic, so uncleaned examples from soil often have ugly patina which is better lost IMO. As per mrbadexample they were minted in the millions and can be bought wholesale for a few quid each.
  3. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Looking at the bidding the first bid as well as a later one were from accounts with 0 or 1 feedback...perhaps not just a dodgy coin.
  4. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-1847-PLAIN-EDGE-VICTORIA-GOTHIC-CROWN-SOLID-SILVER-COIN-MY-GRADE-EF/123634333144 Bidding at £2,160... The seller is previously of "I want a house for my £1 coin" fame. My feeling is that the edge photo is insufficiently clear (could be ex-mount ?). What do you all think ?
  5. JLS

    Elizabeth I Milled Sixpence

    Weight 2.8 grams and listing now taken down - honest seller !
  6. JLS

    Elizabeth I Milled Sixpence

    According to the seller this is ex-Spinks. I've asked for a weight. Fingers crossed...
  7. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1843-Victoria-Copper-Farthing-EF-Exceptionally-Fine-Verdigris-on-Obverse/392220527741 Exceptionally fine verdigris actually is mainly on the reverse of this one...
  8. I picked up this George III halfpenny today - pretty sure it is an official issue as correct weight and reverse looks normal. Something definitely is up with the V of GEORGIVS though...looks like it is over a rotated V pointed towards the S ? Or is this just a die flaw ? Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/soHejrw
  9. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's also in uncurculated condition...
  10. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    Looking at the other offerings of this seller, I think the enamel is of a decidedly more recent vintage...
  11. JLS

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ENAMELLED-GEORGE-III-ISLE-OF-MAN-CARTWHEEL-HALFPENNY-1798/202543661329 Poor George III, poor coin...
  12. I'm interested if anyone here owns an 1890 10 Öre of Sweden with the close border pearls variety, or has seen one. I assume this refers to the border teeth, and my example (link to photos below) appears to have narrower border teeth than the standard variety I've seen online - any help much appreciated ! https://imgur.com/a/udDQVe6
  13. I recently picked up this 1955 threepence which looks about 60% of the thickness of the standard issue. No signs of post-mint damage, but clearly got into circulation. Is this a thin planchet error or something more interesting ? Weight is 4.5 grams instead 6.8 grams. Photographs (including comparison with regular striking): https://imgur.com/a/tj0iU5t
  14. Yes - exactly the same diameter as the standard issue. This is the only thing which really surprises me about this coin - there seem to be no problems at all with the strike - it is sharp everywhere, albeit clearly a little worn from circulation. I can't think of any other 12-sided coins the Royal Mint would have been striking in 1955...so I guess it was just lucky ?
  15. That's very interesting. Do you have before/after photos of the copper halfpenny ?
  16. That's very interesting...I will watch out for DN 23... Is Clayton's information just wrong on this point, or is there something I'm missing ? He clearly doesn't list any die numbers higher than 18 for obverse 4 as far as I can see.
  17. I recently acquired this Charles I sixpence. It was sold as a coin of the Dovey Furnace mint (i.e. Spink 2910 !!), but as it lacks the Aberystwyth plumes, and given the price I got it at, I assume it is a Tower mint coin. The obverse bust looks similar to Sharp E5/2 for the shillings...the "neat Aberystwyth bust"; the crown mintmark is different to that which I've seen before for the Tower mint coinage - anyone got any ideas ? Thanks for looking !
  18. Thank you for such a detailed response...I obviously have much to learn about this series...
  19. Reverse: https://imgur.com/a/woXdy0G
  20. Obverse attached.
  21. I've added photographs of all items to my flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/86730418@N05/. I'd rather not give fixed prices, but 60-80% of the catalogue price is roughly what I'm looking for.
  22. UK: Henry VIII, posthumous issue halfpenny (1547-51), York Mint (S2428), F+, clipped. Rare, attractive portrait. William III, 1696 sixpence, Norwich, F, cleaned, rare mint. George II halfpennies (1729, 1747, 1751), all around F-ish. George III, 1806 halfpenny, NEF, attractive tone, traces of original mint lustre. George V, 1934 3d, uncirculated. Canada: Edward VII, 1903H 10 cents, VG-F, attractive tone, scarce. George V, 1911 "Godless" 10 cents, VG-F, scarce. George V, 1912 5 cents, VF. Australia: George V, 1916 florin, GF, few scratches etc. George V, 1916 sixpence, NVF, attractive clean coin. George V, 1916 sixpence, GVF, dark tone, dirty. Please e-mail me with offers.