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  1. Thanks for sharing photos of your coin collection. The sentimental value of such an inheritance is priceless and could be the catalyst to spark off an interest in coins. :) 

    Many of the coins are very collectable but none are in particulalrly high grades. You can have a look at the London coins website to see what how the coins would look in high grade / mint conditions. https://londoncoins.co.uk/?page=Pastresults&auc=185&searchlot=2360&searchtype=2&red=1

    The Charles II fourpence and 1687 are maundy coins and not intended for circulation. Hence they have good details despite their age. The 1834 (and probably 1887 half crown) was removed from a brooch and hence the marks. (In general, scratches, edge bumps, previous cleaning also lower value.)

    You have a nice selection there. (At a glance, I imagine the collection is worth several hundred pounds.) Like Paddy said, enjoy them!


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  2. 37 minutes ago, Peckris 2 said:

    they'll certainly have earned their commission after typing all that out!

    Unless the seller has supplied the description. If reserve is set by seller: "the seller describes his lot (we grade it) and states the minimum amount (the reserve) he is willing to accept for the lot before any commission."

  3. On 5/28/2024 at 3:08 PM, Master Jmd said:

    I'm amused that they don't have a better way to present lots like this one:


    I'm also rather curious why such bundles exist on their platform in the first place. You'd think they'd reject single lots that are this varied.

    At least the listing photo shows us everything in the lot without having to read through the whole thing... (sarcasm if that wasn't clear - there is no photo).

    Virtually all the lots are modern commemoratives and so the buyer will know what to expect. It wouldn't be worth the effort to take photos of so many lots.

    Looks like someone is getting rid of an accumulation of 15 or so years. It dreads me to think how much they would lose if the items were purchased close to the issue prices.

  4. 7 hours ago, Martinminerva said:

    I had the error screen for over two weeks (on three different PC desktops, in two different locations and on three different browsers), but today for the first time it all works again. I even tried to follow links from the Predecimal.com shopfront and links from Google searches, all to no avail. God knows what happened. I do hope it doesn't happen again. Can @TomGoodheart confirm all is now ok?

    I had the same problem too and wasn't able to get to the site for more than 2 weeks. It didn't work on my laptop or my tablet. But the site has been working for me since yesterday.

  5. Buying an unphotographed coin is always going to be pot luck. I would assume that such a coin has got defects if the price is lower than the going rate. If none of the coins photographed on a dealer's website are bargains, then I don't expect to find a bargain within the unphotographed ones either. BUNC could still have edge knocks, ugly contact marks, etc. I agree it is very annoying to buy a coin remotely only to realise that you would never have brought it in person. For that reason, I would rather miss out on a potential bargain than to risk getting annoyed afterwards.

    I once brought a pair of slabbed MS62 coins from LCA unseen. I took a gamble because they added "with exceptional eye appeal" to the auction description. That turned out quite well.

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  6. There is quite a bit about him on the net. This is on the Noonans website: "Frederick James Jeffery (1907-78), who styled himself as ‘England’s leading provincial coin dealer’, started dealing in coins in 1932. Popularly known as ‘Uncle Fred’ (though not to be confused with Fred Baldwin who also shared the same sobriquet), Jeffery was the first English dealer to regularly attend the American Numismatic Association’s annual convention. His open-style marketing methods and his vast stock ensured that he was well known and he was a fervent supporter of local numismatic societies, often travelling vast distances to a meeting with an estate car laden down with coins and sets to sell to members. His metallic tokens commemorate his 40th year in a business that is carried on today by his son, Richard Jonathan Jeffery; the tokens themselves were struck by Toye Kenning & Spencer in 1973, a decision prompted by the same manufacturer having struck the Wessex Numismatic Society’s Silver Jubilee medal earlier that year, Jeffery being then a prominent member of that Society. Fred Jeffery’s wooden farthing, of which 5,000 were made, was distributed at the 1966 ANA convention in Chicago"


    He has some humour it seems and one of the tokens in the link has the legend "illegal tender for any amount".

    The business is still in Yell.

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